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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

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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Maybe the best part of the trip.

I was excited to read about this event and go. However, it was so much cooler than I expected! The track is huge and amazing! Loads of food and beer tents, plus a great crowd... read more

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was excited to read about this event and go. However, it was so much cooler than I expected! The track is huge and amazing! Loads of food and beer tents, plus a great crowd. Fantastic sporting event and one of the best parts of the trip.

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

We walked a short distance to the YMCA Hotel on a Wednesday where we were picked up by bus to go to Happy Valley racecourse. The buffet style food was nice and plentiful and the drinks were good. Service was ok but the staff were overwhelmed early on by the number of people attending. Very friendly table of people on... More 

Thank Bernie H
Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Huge complex, good atmosphere, can enjoy good time with friends,drinks and bet on horses. nice wednesday activity

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Living in Hong Kong, I go once in a while to the race course to have a night out with friends. The place gives an amazing view on Happy Valley, you watch (kind of) the race and have some good cold beer. You HAVE to do it if you're in town a Wednesday night and I promise a good and... More 

Thank Matt75013
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The racecourse on Wednesday evenings is the place to be. And what a place it is: well-maintained grounds surrounded by gorgeous skyscrapers as handsome horses run past, you realize just how good you have it living in Hong Kong. Sure, you can place bets and hopefully win some cash. But I enjoy being more of a non-invested spectator who hangs... More 

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Perth WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had this one on the bucket list. A visit to Happy Valley Racecourse. We were fortunate enough to be in Hong Kong for the Last race meeting of the season and what night. The track was packed with lots go people not just to gamble but to party. It was great the atmosphere was electric and the horse races... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The course of course the main pupose for horse racing, but actually is also open for public daily. I and my friends like running here after work, 1 lap around 1.6K which a lot of local like to do it here. If really travel and eat too much, is a good work out place.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice combination of human wonder and nature. Being there lat fall or winter or early spring makes it earth paradise. Staying in a good standard hotel in the neighborhood would make it more convenient and splindead escape.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to have fun and watch amazing horse race, we went on a Wednesday afternoon and it is amazing how both expats and locals gather here to have fun and enjoy a drink, they also have great music between race and nice food for sale, it is a little bit far from the subway station (we came out at... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fun day at the track, quite a sideshow of food booths, and entertainment. My only regret was not purchasing the tourist entry, as the stands for the 10HK entrance weren't high enough to see the back stretch. However, it was a great way to spend a night. The scenery is awesome, and the excitement is palpable.

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