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“A Day At The Races”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sha Tin Racecourse

Sha Tin Racecourse
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Horse Racing at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley
Ranked #64 of 811 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
New York
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7 reviews
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“A Day At The Races”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

In Hong Kong you either have to know someone or friends has to be a member of a club or association to enjoy the better perks that Hong Kong has to offer. The Jockey Club is one example. Racing is a big event in Hong Kong. Practically everyone has their radio tune to the broadcast station and/or hanging out at the outlets (OTB=off track betting) on racing day. It is alleged that Hong Kong takes in more money on racing day then...whatever it's a big number. Those that are members of the Jockey Club have to make reservations in advance for dinning and parking. If you only have four memberships and you have six guests that wants to attend on racing day then you will have to borrow some other members tags in order to get the others admitted. I am not referring to general admission but to the VIP floors. The higher the floor the more prestigious the membership. Some floors has a whole buffet setup, raw oysters, king crab legs, the works. Other floors has restaurant style where you order from a menu. All floors has cashiers, LCD monitors, ATM machines and access to outside if you want to see the race live. Some people just setup a iPad on their table and place their wagers while sitting down up to post time. Free WiFi throughout the racetrack. Not knowing the horses or jockeys, I just played the name of the horse or the number on the horse. Did not win but had a good time. I was a little worried about traffic that day because it was also the final matches of Hong Kong Seven, a rugby event. Lucky the two venues was in different parts of the city and there was hardly any traffic going to and coming back from Sha Tin. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon with friends.

Visited March 2013
2 Thank BadBoyz
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Shenzhen, China
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37 reviews
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“Just for Gambling”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

No good feel to the place, just go if you need to bet on something that you can see. Otherwise go to happy Valley or bet in the Jockey Club outlets.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Raing at Sha Tin”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Don't expect the same facilities as you would get at an english racetrack,
however well worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Win or Loose a Terrific Day”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Chinese love to gamble and gambling you will do at the Racecourse. You don't have to risk many HK dollars, small bets work just a well as large ones, but what fun. Grab a ticket, make your bet, step out to watch the jockeys do their thing and hope for the best.

Visited December 2012
2 Thank ClimbngShuksan
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Hong Kong
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79 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Do spend a Saturday afternoon or Wednesday evening here if you are interested in horse racing”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Save the summer break (mid Jun till early September), there are races on most Saturday afternoons and Wednesday evenings (around 6-10 p.m.) The place is well built with nice restaurants (for members only). Atmosphere very good with lots of shouting every race.

3 Thank CindyHongKong
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