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Happy Valley Racecourse

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Address: Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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1817
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18:00 - 23:00
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Wed 18:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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From the stunning skyline to the spectacle of Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong is...

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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What a great atmosphere! Everything is very accessible and easy to get to. Can use the Octopus card for entry. A really enjoyable night out.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Coolangatta, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great atmosphere! Everything is very accessible and easy to get to. Can use the Octopus card for entry. A really enjoyable night out.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked with Viator for Happy Valley racecourse tour. Included bus trip, entry, dinner and other extras to make a great evening.Seems to be the best way to get a quality night at the races but at a reasonable cost.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Happy Valley racecourse has been hosting horse races in Hong Kong for over 160 years and is located in the center of the Happy Valley residential district. During the racing season races are held at Happy Valley on a Wednesday evening and are an ingrained part of the local culture. Entry to the public areas of the racecourse is very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Now that we've been, we could go again and give five stars. But despite a LOT of work, we wasted 45 minutes here before settling in for a good time. First, you can walk from the Causeway Bay MTR. It's a bit of a hike, not least because for some reason the entrance is on the far side of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never been to the horse races before, but really enjoyed the experience at Happy Valley. We weren't sure if we should use our visas to get the tourist pass for the member club or just go to the beer garden area. Someone working there told us that we should do the beer garden, so we did that. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this racecourse so many times. The recent trip had a very profitable tierce bet which made the night also for me. But usually just bet a few small amounts that doesn't break the bank and enjoy the atmosphere. But add in a few small high risk bets just in case. You never know. Its great to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can not go inside with under age people. Nice palce to bet with horses and enjoy race. Easy to acces and cheap ticket to goi inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique and entertaining night out even for non-betting guests. Atmosphere is fun-filled, food is not bad, many beverages to choose from not restricted to alcohol. Nestled in a lovely part of Hong Kong with the sweet name of Happy Valley

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First racetrack I've been where rock bands play between races! The place fills up, so go early to get a spot to stand with a table for drinks. The horses run clockwise, so a little confusing at first for someone used to American racing, but a definite should do in Hong Kong if you're there on a Wednesday!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Personally, I didn't care for Happy Valley Racecourse overall. The track itself is nice enough, but there is very little food/food options, and there is no place to sit if you're on the ground level. Wear comfortable shoes, you'll need them! Now, if you're a drinker, and you drink enough, then anything can be fun I suppose. If you go,... More 

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