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“Great night out”

Happy Valley Racecourse
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$175.51*
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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, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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“Great night out”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

A great place to visit for horse racing. Be sure to show your passport for special VIP tickets and race-side seating!

Visited May 2013
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“Must experience in Hong Kong”
Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

Happy Valley Race Course near Causeway Bay in Hong Kong is a must see attraction for tourist. Here you see locals, expats and tourists together in one place to enjoy the excitement of horse racing at its best. Money smells in this place and it transfers fast. You will truly experience one of the lifestyle of the Hong Kong people.

Visited July 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Go even if you don't like horse racing”
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Probably one of the best backdrops for a racecourse in the world and worth the entrance fee (HKD10) alone. Races from September to July normally on Wednesday evening 3 times out of 4, but days do change so best to check before going. One source is the South China Morning Post which provides a racing supplement on race days and normally helps to narrow the choice of picking a winner from the normal start of 12 horses.
Entrance fee gets you in to the beer garden which on most nights is very lively with a great atmosphere and alternate entertainment in between the races. Beer and food are fairly priced and normally the cost of your evening is how much you want to gamble.
Other alternatives available through the HK Jockey Club which provides food and drink packages for around HKD500 which again are fair value and in venues which provide less hustle and bustle than the beer garden. However, my preference is the atmosphere of the Beer Garden having a few beers with friends.
Top jockeys are Douglas White, Brett Prebble and Mark Chadwick. Top trainers at HV are CH Yip and C.Fownes, but to be honest favorite number, colours or names work just as well work.
Good luck !!

Visited July 2013
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“not for children but fun”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

the whole athmosphere, the people on their night out, the betting, the litle england left in Hong Kong part of thing. the crowd, the excitement. i did not go for the betting, was staying in the nice Holiday Inn hotel overlooking the track, but i went for the people, to look and see. like with a cricket match, the whole thing you cannot explain. when have time Go there, spend a day at the races

Visited October 2012
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“Great night out”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Great night out and a must visit if you are going to Hong Kong. There are a few different choices for enjoying your evenings racing, the Stable Bend Terrace, with it's BBQ food and bottomless beer for £50.00 was a great night out, but so was The Gallery on the second occasion we visited the racecourse two weeks later.

Visited April 2013
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