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Happy Valley Racecourse

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Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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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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Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed July 10, 2015

Its a wonderful experience being here on a raceday which is generally a wednesday. Races start around 7 in the evening and continue upto 11 PM after which the crowds head up to Wanchai and LKF for night long fun. The atmosphere at Happy Valley...More

Thank Mehul J
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Reviewed July 10, 2015

an exciting combination of experiencing horse race atmosphere, party (bands, shows between the races). Unlike Race courses in other parts of the world, no dress code (unless you go to the VIP rooms), so flip-flops and shorts are totally fine. Shows between the races are...More

Thank Jens H
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Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is just mad! In the middle of this crazy city of skyscrapers you have Happy Valley, the old colonial racecourse. HK Chinese and ex-pats rub shoulders and bet their dollars on a series of races. Lots of extra entertainment and plenty of drinks stands...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2015

A Wednesday night in Happy Valley is always a good time. Beer is rather cheap (compared to the rest of the city) and the atmosphere is great down by the rails. I would recommend all to check it out if you are in HK for...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2015

Even i'm a local in HK, I only been to the race course two times in my entire life! It's easily walkable from Causeway bay MTR, and the Happy Wednesday is really fun. I went during June when there's Bollywood night. You get to dress...More

Thank pc20001126
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

Happy Valley is more about the party than the races but betting on the horses is also fun. The racetrack is right in the middle of the city and is a very nice facility. There are main tickets that can be purchased with an octopus...More

Thank Shelliu
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

Take the tram (ding ding) to the end of the line at Happy Valley and spend the day walking around the racecourse if there is not a race. The central park/part of the racecourse is open to the public. It was the only piece of...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2015

A night at Happy Valley races is a must do during the racing season. The amount of money that passes hands for both the rich and poor is a sight to behold

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Reviewed July 7, 2015

Well organised, good fun, costs virtually nothing to get in Excellent races as always Good food and drink Highly recommended

Thank Gregory S
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Reviewed July 6, 2015

Although I do not promote betting/gambling, I still found it very interesting to participate in an evening race event. Don't go in the hot season (race is off anyway).

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The Gallery is Private Rooms 1-2 on the Grandstand it has a Semi-Buffet with a selection of Main Course from HK$420. It can seat 8 – 16 people which costs from HK$7,500. This is the smallest boxes available. (They have... More
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Price is 10 Hong Kong Dollars to get in, by the way. Considered very cheap admission locally. You have to pay more if you want to sit in a box up in the stadium instead of ground level, not sure how much.
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