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Happy Valley Racecourse

Wan Chai District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #10 of 416 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: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Sunnyvale, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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99 reviews 99 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Caboolture, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Hong Kong locals love their betting, and that is why this place still takes up so much space on this tiny island, take a tram to get here it's worth the journey.

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Brisbane, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Good people watching, fun experience, chance to meet lots of locals and ex-pats alike. Enjoy a few drinks, some cheap and delicious food and a flutter on the horses.

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