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Happy Valley Racecourse

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Address: Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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Phone Number: 85236903690
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Wed 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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From the stunning skyline to the spectacle of Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong is...

From the stunning skyline to the spectacle of Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong is full of world-class sights for travellers to see. But if you’re looking for fun – to add a little ‘do’ to your ‘see’ – then look no further than Happy Wednesday at Happy Valley Racecourse, the city’s trendiest headquarters for mouth-watering food, thirst-quenching beverages and thrilling excitement both on and off the track. There’s nothing quite like a night at the races in Hong Kong!

Week in and week out, Happy Wednesday fans are treated to a full sensory experience, pairing the pulse-pumping entertainment of jousting jockeys with a weekly theme that is integrated into everything from live bands and interactive games to on-course decorations and a delicious, reasonably priced trackside menu. Come in the fall and you’ll be treated to refreshing pints and a festive bratwurst for Oktoberfest – the largest outdoor beer festival in Hong Kong. Drop in during May, however, and it’s all ratatouille and brie, as Happy Wednesday hosts the hugely popular French Nights. It’s an extravaganza that’s fit for Asia’s world city, putting an international twist on a sport that has a rich heritage and cultural tradition for the city’s people.

There’s simply nowhere else in the world where you can experience such a seamless blend of racing and lifestyle in one event. Whether you’re a local, an expat, or just visiting Hong Kong, there’s truly something for everyone at Happy Wednesday!

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This place is full of excitement. Not every day there is race. Whether you are betting or not, you must visit this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is full of excitement. Not every day there is race. Whether you are betting or not, you must visit this place.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like betting this the perfect place to go, with friends, or be ready to meet lovely people trying to bet as well with a large beer. Great atmosphere and ambiance, a must do in Hong Kong, even if you are not a big horse ridding fan.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wednesday night was so much fun. Great vibe, beer not too expensive and themed Brazilian night. What a location! Tough to get taxi after, so visit a nearby pub until it quiets down. Staff there will also help you fill out betting slips! Fast!.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to the races a couple of times already, fun and cheap plan to do on a boring Wednesday evening! I recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Happy Valley race course is my favorite attraction in HK. You don't need to be a horse racing aficionado to go to the track Wednesday night. You can bet small and the staff is quite helpful and patient with you while putting in a bet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit if you're in Hong Kong on a Wednesday night. Very casual, lots of entertainment - music, shows, food and of course gambling on the 10 races.

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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place to visit if your into your horse riding. Although on my visit the course was shut. But the jockey club is a good place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fun. Especially if there are lots of you meeting up. Even better if you manage to win.The trams go right outside so easy to get to.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first experience in a horse race course, so i was not sure what to expect. The whole evening was well planned. There is live music, beers & food, as well as betting whenever you want. However, i found the time in between races to be rather long. That could be a norm in horse racing, but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happy Valley Racecourse is one of the icons in Hong Kong. It is located in Happy Valley near Causeway Bay so it's super convenient. Locals here love horse racing since the colonial period. Now it's more than a game to go but also a night of entertainments. Hong Kong Jockey Club often organises different events and food stalls etc for... More 

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