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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, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Very fun and cheap start to the night. Go for the general admission and stand by the rail with a beer as the horses sprint past.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Everybody seems to go to Happy Valley racecourse - even if you've never bet before it was really easy to place your bets, and watch your horse lose! You could stand or sit, easy to get drinks

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Sunnyvale, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Who doesn't like a day at the tracks. You get a good seat and a great way to spend the day. Live winning some money then hitting the shops

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

having been to most race meetings around the world Happy Valley on a Wednesday is the best fun night out you could possible have. crowded busy and amazing atmosphere with thousands in the beer garden doing what most blokes enjoy beer and gambling. you are close to the action with a parade ring wrapping around the members and public area's... More

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Bangalore, India
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45 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As a fair novice, I found the betting system a little hard to fathom but great fun and a great night. I'd go again if in the area

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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went for the HK Derby race. Was a good outing to see the locals in all their glory. Will do it again.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went here with a local friend and we had the world of fun, bring a paper to get some betting 'tips' take some time to understand the betting and you can have a lot of fun and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. The locals love their betting and are fanatical, fun to watch them.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

great place to go with friends. It kept raining but the atmosphere was awesome. The options for drinks and food are good. Getting there is not a problem at all as the transport facilities are adequet and efficient.

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Hong Kong, China
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11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A must do in Hong Kong if you are around on a Wednesday. Great atmosphere and setting. As an overseas visitor you can get in for a modest fee by showing your passport which gives you access to members area. I'm sure this is well documented elsewhere.

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Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not just about horses, not just about betting, this is a social cross-section of Hong kongers enjoying themselves mid-week. The place buzzes with conversation, live bands, and bright lights. Seeing this stretch of green nestled in between skyscrapers is a must. For those who do enjoy a flurry, note the betting system is in decimal not fractions which can take... More

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