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Happy Valley Racecourse

Wan Chai District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #9 of 436 Attractions in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Horse Tracks
Activities: Gambling
Traveler Description:   Tickets can be purchased at the gate or the Hong Kong tourism Boardoffice at the Star Ferry in Kowloon, among other ticket issueing venues.  Happy... more »
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great way to enjoy an evening in Hong Kong. Horse racing, lots of people, betting and food. If haven't ever been to the races, do it once. You can be right on the track if you want, or go all the way in the stands or get fancy seating inside the restaurant.

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Chicago IL
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Bring money and good luck!! Venue is clean and safe. A little hard to get to due to Occupy HK kids but plan accordingly. Many food opportunities - tried several and all were good.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Brilliant fun on the first day of the racing season. Great atmosphere, amazing track surrounded by high rise buildings give the place a surreal buzz.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great course at night, the size of the grandstand is mindblowing, biggest Ive ever seen. quick service for food and drink and bets

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Shanghai, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

perfect place to do some networking on Fridays More an opportunity to meet people rather than enjoying the race

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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Loved the atmosphere, was taken to VIP area and it is nice and comfortable. The buffet is affordable ~$40 CAD and delicious with a variety of options. By the time you place your bet, you have enough time to watch the race and cash out whenever you want. Efficient staff.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We saw the lights on Wednesday night but I was surprised there was no fee to get in. Turns out that they were just showing racing on the big screen. Not sure why as normally meetings are on Wednesday. Anyway...I was able to see the course surrounded by the Hong Kong buildings which is spectacular.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have been to many Racecourses and this by far is the biggest, cleanest that I have seen it. It has a tennis course, soccor field and more in the center. Our friend too us here and we were amazed that minutes before we were in between high rises and suddenly this HUGE Racecourse! It was so much fun, a... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

In Australia we can take kids to the races!! We have a 19 and 14 year old and we were so excited to go to Happy Valley. Got frocked up and ventured in a taxi (20 mins each way) only to be turned away as no kids allowed!! Guttered!! Absolutely ridiculous.

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Melbourne, VIC
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

did my usual male thing while the girl,s did ther thing took the ferry across to mainland and went to h/valley to do some shopping for my friends,if you are into horse racing they have a great souvenier shop on the 2nd floor check o/hours but well worth the trip giddy-up.

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