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Address: Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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Phone Number: 1817
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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 is like the Kentucky Derby but you're surrounded pretty much by Hong Kongers I didn't bet as I don't trust the horses, but everyone was screaming up and down and I joined in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Johnson B
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is like the Kentucky Derby but you're surrounded pretty much by Hong Kongers I didn't bet as I don't trust the horses, but everyone was screaming up and down and I joined in the fun The lounge area was pretty interesting, and the food was pretty decent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit to get a feel of the horse racing habits of the locals. Just a few hours to experience the excitement of horse racing, even if you are not a horse better.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The biggest racetrack I have ever been too, good atmosphere from the public stands, bands and plenty to keep you amused. Can use your octopus card to pay for entry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a non-race today to see what it was like. It's very impressive even without horses. Well worth a look. While we were there other sports events were taking place-football, rugby and hockey, and there was lots of runners/joggers using the stadium as a course.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table at Stable Bend Terrace, a smart casual venue. This provided a comfortable vantage point of the race track and nice BBQ buffet and free flow of beer, wine. Overall party like atmosphere throughout the race course. In general, there are a variety of ways to enjoy the races - general admission to members lounges and in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to have a catered package in the guests members area. This was due to our VRC membership having some reciprocal rights with the Hong Kong Jockey Club. After enjoying a very good meal we went to the lawn to meet some local friends. The atmosphere was buzzing with a friendly and eclectic group of people. Hong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hong Kong blew me away...but Happy Valley blasted me over the moon. Setting is historical, atmosphere breathtaking. In the middle of the high rise buildings lining the night sky..sits Happy Valley race course. What a party!!! Massive crowd puller to watch quality racing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A mid week race meeting at Happy Valley on a wet September night still saw the place with plenty of punters and others just enjoying the experience all for $10HK (approx. $1.50)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have never been to a horse race this is something to experience. Many people gamble on the races but I had fun just seeing the race up close.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great time and massive track. Easy to have a bet,but difficult to find a bar. Amazed that the locals sit under the stadium watching the races on TV, rather than walking outside to watch them run around.

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