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“works night out”

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: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Northwich, United Kingdom
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“works night out”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Brilliant - spent the night in the open air beer garden, were treated to 8 races, good beer by the pint or pitcher, food is a bit hit and miss - but on a warm clear Wednesday there s no better place to spend a few hours - a must visit Tip when the races finish - pop over to the Happy Valley Bar and Grill or The Jockey for a night cap and 20 mins later much easier to get a cab or tram back in to Central

Visited September 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“Horses !!”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

I just love that place, i use to visit every Wednesday .. just for fun !! I use to take Tram from house or at times walk away all the way from home to racecourse with no fear. Its amazing too see houses running down and people betting on it. It not only means the richer, you will see all category of people, watching the race,, having beer (not me) and taking pictures and what not !!

Visited October 2012
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Hong Kong, China
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“Very typical to Hong Kong, fun!”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is something very typical for Hong Kong, and its easy going! and Im always amazed about how much money is involved in betting!

Visited May 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Avid Gambler or not this is a fun time”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Even if you pay your HK$10 to get into the stands or you are in a private box this is always a fun night out. Starts at 7.15 and the last of the races is around 11pm. Watch out for the crowds in getting there and leaving. Easy to find out how to place bets as everyone is always helpful to a beginner. Races are on Wednesday nights and they are seasonal only.

Visited September 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Gambling and Drinking”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Imagine drinking beer and watching horses race in the middle of the city. Apartment blocks surrounding the race course. Pretty cool experience to have, dies away quickly once you have gone a few times. have fun!!

Visited March 2013
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