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“Happy Valley Evening!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Happy Valley Racecourse

Happy Valley Racecourse
Wan Chai District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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Ranked #8 of 394 Attractions in Hong Kong
4.5 of 5 stars 771 Reviews
Type: Horse Tracks, Casinos & Gaming
Activities: Gambling
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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“Happy Valley Evening!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Loved it! The nicest race-course that I've ever visited, it has a cosy atmosphere nestled amongst the tall buildings that surround it. Spectators are able to stand quite close to the track so an excellent view of the horses is assured. Snacks, drinks and toilet facilities are readily available. The admission price is low and it's only a short taxi from central.

Visited October 2012
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“One of a kind racing venue.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

What a great atmosphere, night racing, surrounded by high rises, get right up next to the track. You can also book a box or a table on the bend. Because of the shorter track the horses are not group 1 standard, but it doesn't matter or spoil the experience. A must if your in Hong Kong on a Wednesday night.

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“Amazing in the center of Hong Kong”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Brilliant got a tip from the Taxi driver that came in at 6:1. Had dinner and drinks at the course with friends. Grub great and as much drink as you want for the cost of your entry ticket.

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“Horse Racing plus a meat lovers delight buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The fun and excitement of horse racing plus plenty of food and unlimited wine and beer. Unlike most buffets this one has a paucity of veg but a plethora of protein: steak, sausage, ribs, roast pork, lamb, chicken and a bit of shrimp. Tables are on a balcony above the race track situated between betting windows and the rail. You are provided with a booklet showing the horses for each race along with history of past performance, monitors show betting statistics and there are people to help you place your bets. Placing $20 bets on each of the eight races gives you the feel of being a big time gambler at a total cost of less than US $25. While there is a charge for entrance and dinner it is a bargain for over three hours of fun.

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“Amazing Wednesday night watching the Geegee's!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The racecourse is a great night out, with a really fun atmosphere. They had Octoberfest celebrations on too when I went, so not sure if this made it busier than normal, but even with all the people you still had time to get a drink, see the horses before you put your bet on and then get back out for a prime spot over the finish line.

The staff were friendly and helpful and helped me fill out my form so that I was putting the bet on as I intended.

We payed 100 HK Dollars to be in the members enclosure which I thought was fairly cheap compared to what I have paid in the UK and we got some great views over the finish line as the horses went past, but apparently you can go in to the public section for just 10 HK Dollars.

I expected to have to wait ages to get a taxi as everyone floods out at the same time after the last race, however we just walked up a side street across from the race course and had a taxi to whisk us away in just 5 minutes. Brilliant night out, especially when you win as I did. :-)

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