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Happy Valley Racecourse

Wan Chai District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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$145*
and up
Horse Racing at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy...
94%
Ranked #8 of 391 Attractions in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Horse Tracks, Casinos & Gaming
Activities: Gambling
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
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Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Even if you are not a racing fan, the atmosphere , location and actionable a great night, the tour is good value, meal is not flash but than adequate , guides are very helpful, negatives: for the racing fan there is no tour of the HKJC museum , and the souvenir shop is lacking in good branded items, couldn't even... More

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Edinburgh
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Was Better when we went last year as was not so busy and not full of Pretentious Expat Bankers. Well worth a visit.

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Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Attended a business function so can't comment on value, but food was fantastic, atmosphere great and the surrounding of the racecourse are just amazing. Not a bad place to have a flutter either

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London, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Terrific atmosphere with frenetic betting, music, beer and brilliantly-lit racecourse. Went on our first evening in HK and loved every minute.

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Def need to give this place a visit whether you gamble or not just for the pure madness of a racecourse in the city. Entrance about a £1 ($10HK), beer reasonable, good atmosphere. Great for people snd City scape watching too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It was 80p to get in, beer was cheap, racing good and the atmosphere amazing! Race Card was free and really easy to understand even if you aren't a normal race-goer. The location is very accessible from Wan Chai where we were staying - about a 10/15min walk. First race is usually around 7.15 and last 11ish. Was a really... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went to the racecourse when Sha Tin had their racing on so in Happy Valley the big TV screens were on so you could still bet and watch the racing. It's a nice area around Happy Valley just to have a walk round and watch the sport that is being played.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We paid 10 HK dollars entrance and then paid extra to get seats in the stands. Programmes are provided in both Chinese and English and the staff help out to complete betting slips when needed. The evening we attended, there were 8 races with live music in between. There are plenty of places to buy food and drinks. The race... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

go go go! My word this place is so incredibly under rated its not even funny. Watch the races as live bands play and with a massive beer garden you'll have so much to keep you entertained. and then a short little walk will take you to lang kwai fong so all in all you're in for a great night... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You can't leave HK without going to the races. This is on Wednesday evening, and the atmosphere and the crowd is really happening. You can bet small (I bet around HK$50 per bet) but I see people taking out thousands on the wagers. Didn't win anything, but overall it was a real HK experience. Highly recommended!

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