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Happy Valley Racecourse

Wan Chai District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #8 of 434 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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Unbelievable experience, beautiful location, thriving atmosphere, food, drinks, live music, and gorgeous weather. Absolutely LOVED it! It is a must for any traveller to HK.

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Hamina, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

See it - don't miss it. Unbelievable views and the beauty of the race course and enthusiasm of all the punters.

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Vienna, Austria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Have been there a couple of times just because I found the atmosphere there unique. With Hong Kong being really dense everywhere the Racecourse seems to be incredibly big within all these skyscrapers surrounding it. Cheap entrance (with Octopus card or with buying a token right in front of the entrance) and great fun there. Minimum bet is 20 HKD... More

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Each Wednesday evening the centre of Hong Kong (Causeway Bay) becomes packed with the crowds wanting to enjoy Happy Valley. The location is amazing - so much space in the centre of Hong Kong. The stands are easy and cheap and have a great atmosphere - though the food available is poor. My favourite is the Stable End Terrace -... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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41 helpful votes 41 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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