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Happy Valley Racecourse
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Hong Kong Horse Racing Tour
Ranked #13 of 824 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: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Fushun, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

What a marvellous experience it is to go to the races at Happy Valley in Hong Kong. Admittance is cheap, transport to and from is easy. It is a great setting with all the buildings around and a large crowd made the day a very memorable for my Chinese wife who attended for the first time, especially as she was able to win a small amount with her $10 wagers. A must see for everyone who visits Hong Kong.

Visited October 2013
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great night out - fun filled and exciting”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

What a brilliant venue! We did this as a package deal and from the collection point in Kowloon to the return home it was fantastic. Food and drinks a plenty and the quality was amazing.
Easy to bet - they show you how if your not experienced. . I do not have any complaints about the whole night . With the tour you get to go down to the starting line and see the horses up close and personal. Highly recommend for anyone even if they don't like horse racing

Visited March 2013
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Soo Busy and Full of Tourists”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Octoberfest was on and it was jam packed full of people, if you go up to the first level their is a nice bar where you can get a bit of breathing space and watch the race from the balcony.

Visited October 2013
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Everett, Washington
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“Horseracing in HK, way more exciting than the states”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Happy Valley Racecourse is the second best racecourse i have even been to, first is the racecourse in Sha Tin. The difference between the Sha Tin race course and the Happy Valley is the crowd at Happy Valley. As it is located centrally in HK, this course is more exciting. Like most racecourse, you can spent so little money and still spent a great deal of time betting on every race. However if you are like me, I tend to go for the trifactors but never had success winning in HK. Needless to say, the whole experience was still great. PS...this is a great place for people watching!

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best night out in Hong Kong”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

What a fantastic venue!

Easy to get to, easy to bet, easy to get drinks and food. I did not have one complaint about this venue and had a fantastic time.

Highly recommend for anyone even if they don't like horse racing

Visited September 2013
Thank Anvil16
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