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Happy Valley Racecourse
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Horse Racing at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley
Ranked #13 of 815 things to do in Hong Kong
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
London, United Kingdom
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“Win a little lose a lot”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great event on wednesday, we went around 9pm, when the entry was free for all. The staff very helpful on how to place a bet, and the races were exciting. amazing place, big splat of green in an otherwise space hungry city. DO it if you are there on a wednesday

Visited April 2013
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Troy, Michigan
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“HK Jockey Club is iconic”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

The revenue that the HK Royal Jockey Club generates is incredible. Races on Wednesdays and Saturdays attract the locals for the entire racing session. The Shatin racetrack is on alternate Wednesdays, and Saturday races are always in Happy Valley. It is quite a place for tourists to see the hugh amount of bet on each race.

Visited April 2013
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Lusaka, Zambia
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“A Great Wednesday Night Out”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

My wife got a little bored, for me, I had a great time. Jugs of beer, people watching, horse racing with an amazing view all round.

Visited March 2013
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Gandhinagar, India
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Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

If you are into gambling or racing then the place is so worth it. If not, don't bother.
The last few seconds before the finish line are always an adrenaline rush!
The place is big enough n offers a lot of eating n alcohol options within. The bidding process is convenient and friendly. If you are not on a budget trip to HK, then losing 50HKD is worth the experience, for who knows you might end up making some too.

Visited March 2013
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“Top Night Out”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Great night out on a Wednesday evening if you here - as a tourist and it also being a wet rainy night we chose to go for the $100 tourist badge which gives entry to the members enclosure and the parade ring and finish line and for what equates to £10 English money this is a great price for a night at the races.
We also had the chance to visit on the Saturday afternoon meet which was great as there were almost 55,000 people there and the atmosphere is electric and if you choose general admission it is only $10 about 90p so who can go to the races for that in the UK and have the wonderful atmosphere of Happy Valley along with the fantastic view which is on offer. -

Visited April 2013
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