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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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Wed 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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 was my first time at horse racing. I've been to dog races so sort of knew what to expect. It was a great atmosphere with bands playing in between races and stalls to get food... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first time at horse racing. I've been to dog races so sort of knew what to expect. It was a great atmosphere with bands playing in between races and stalls to get food and drinks. It's easy to place bets by filling in the betting slips, guides to do this can be found on the web. Remember... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great night out at the races! Fun and entertaining, good atmosphere. Worth going up to the sixth floor for the views. Use the tram to get there. 😀

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

HK needs a bigger budget surplus so besides earning tourists dollar through shopping, the next best thing is to squeeze every ounce from tourist and yet make them excited through horse betting. You can bet your last dollar that the winner is Jockey Club!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great night out mid week! Lots of money spent on horse racing in HK! Loud and fun and easy to get caught up in the atmosphere! Good night out with colleagues and friends!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Dorset hotel overlooking racecourse. Finished a day of sightseeing with evening at the racecourse. 10 dollar entry(about a pound). Nice free racecard with several snack outlets. Ended up with a Big Mac and chips! Big screens for viewing and plenty of helpful staff to take your bets. A tote system. Only picked one winner but heh... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great atmosphere in front of the grandstands. very lively and great place to enjoy a few drinks or some food with friends. so much fun - full of expats!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with the wife to Happy Wednesday, and had a really good evening. (Namely because the last race I backed a 40/1 winner). It's a good atmosphere, and a nice novel experience if you've never been to the races before. One note I would say is DON'T buy the 'tourist badge' which costs $130HKD. The live music, beer tents... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the regular Wednesday race. Entry was $10hk. By the time we got there it was very full. There was a mix of old and young, seasoned vets and newbies. I have to say I had little to no clue what to do as I have never done this before. It was a little difficult to get help... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Experience the long old British traditions in HK & a great way to spend the evening as "Happy Wednesday" offer varieties of things to do apart from betting on ponies.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to a Wednesday night meeting and had a great time. We actually were given members passes but ended up spending all our time in the public area as there was much more going on. Entertainment between races, easy access to food and wine ( I think the marquees were because there was a wine promotion on ...not sure if... More 

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