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Happy Valley Racecourse

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Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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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!
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Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
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"wednesday night"
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"race track"
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"jockey club"
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"finish line"
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"general admission"
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"race meeting"
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"winning post"
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"parade ring"
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"great fun"
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Reviewed yesterday

We paid $10 per person to enter the general enclosure (no dress code rules). It is a great atmosphere, lots of hustle and bustle. Placing a bet is easy enough (should you wish) and there is lots of places to grab a beer and some...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Horse racing in Hong Kong is one of the popular sport activities carried out twice a week almost round the year except the summer break. Night race usually conducted in Happy Valley Race Course where the original horse racing venue in Hong Kong. No matter...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

never been to a horse race place like this! right in the center of HK an ultra modern racecourse that offers, great atmosphere , food , drinks and lot of fun. I really enjoy my evening and I will be back for sure. Good also...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

By far the Best time i have had at a race course ,we went into the members stand [you just take your passport and pay a bit more than public entry] but thats a great place to be fantastic positiion right on the finish line...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I’m a little biased. I love racing generally and we had seats in the Members enclosure. But Happy Valley on a warm, balmy night, with high rises looming in the distance, music and a party atmosphere in the background, is a worthwhile experience. I think...More

Thank Linda-Jane P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed very near the track and it was an inexpensive night out and watched some really competitive racing, food, drink and entry to the racecourse was really cheap if in Hong Kong it's a great place to spend the evening

Thank Tony R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on Happy Wednesday, the final race meet of the season there. The entry was only one dollar. The whole evening was brilliant -such a great, busy atmosphere and everything was so well organised. There were staff on hand to help you to place...More

1  Thank Dianne L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just visited here tonight, fabulous atmosphere. First ever time at a racetrack and I won. If you don't understand the rules of betting just put on a minimum bet for your horse of choice to win. Great views too. Hot dogs were delicious.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family was invited as guests to the penthouse above. It's very upscaled. Formal attire is a must. The food is very expensive, but the view is great. Service was also great.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a huge racecourse, its worth going for the experience. I only put a small bet, but won which added to the positive experience. You can go just to watch the races or you can go and drink with friends or attend one of...More

1  Thank Theodora-x
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Melanie T
6 June 2018|
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Response from Kevin N | Reviewed this property |
I book a table in the Adrenalin room, great food, cheap drinks and a good view if the course, even if it's a little way from the finishing line. You can leave the room and walk around to the main gate and walk around the... More
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Response from pmason1974 | Reviewed this property |
Fairly sure it is on all year round but only on Wednesdays
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