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Happy Valley Racecourse

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Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
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Address: Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
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18:00 - 23:00
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Wed 18:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Great night out!

Went there with hostel buddies and all of us have a good night! Good atmosphere and good to have fresh craft beer!

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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there with hostel buddies and all of us have a good night! Good atmosphere and good to have fresh craft beer!

Thank finnahowie
Hong Kong, China
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Great place!!! you are able to bet on the horses and can also bring in your own beer to the event so can save money! Always a good time

Thank steves212017
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although it can be difficult at times to get a good view of the racecourse from track side, it is a lot of fun! There's numerous beer and drinks stalls and a few tents selling hotdogs and other fast food. There is a huge, mainly expat, crowd all having drinks after work and taking part in the betting! The staff... More 

Thank Headlongintohongkong
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolute must do when in Hong Kong, it's super cheap at only $10! We went on a Thursday (there was a public holiday so it was moved forward a day, usually on Wednesdays) and there were 8 races from around 7-11pm, bets are minimum $20 so it doesn't need to be an expensive night, there is even betting tutorials if... More 

Thank PhoebeH92
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great Wednesday night event. We are from UK and we had a 19yr old with us. As it's strictly over 18 they asked for his passport to prove his age (had he not been carrying it they simply wouldn't let him in which would have been a pain). Access for general public seems to be gate G. There is... More 

Thank SteveDDD
Wierden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and cheap activity. Never went to a horse betting and never did a bet in my whole life. The atmosphere is great. Feels like going to a football match. Betting is cheap and you have a lot the see. Go and enjoy!

Thank ijsbrandterhorst
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Horseracing is big in HK and if you can make it for opening night be sure to get there early. It's lots of fun and small bets can be placed making it a cheap night for those not wishing to gamble too much of their money away. I would recommend eating before you go as there isn't much available inside... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must-do. I almost didn't because I've never been to a racecourse and have no real interest in horse racing but it was a fantastic evening. Only on Weds nights, starts at 7pm, we got there just before the first race of ten. Placing bets is easy, I just did one for the experience and can see why... More 

Thank laura j
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This racecourse is fantastic. Unique as it's at night and completely surrounded by high rise buildings and mountains. A real party/carnival atmosphere. Good facilities and all the staff I encountered were fantastic. Tip: Standard gate fee is only HK$10 but as a tourist you can purchase a members pass either at the main members gate or any of the betting... More 

Thank Rav4cruiserman
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cheap entrance fee and minimum bet so everyone can enjoy the atmosphere with just about HKD 20. Plus the beer is not too expensive compare with those in the bar at LKF. We all had a good time there!

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