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“A fun night out !”

Happy Valley Racecourse
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US$ 175.68*
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Horse Racing at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley
Ranked #13 of 812 things to do in Hong Kong
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase
Hong Kong, China
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“A fun night out !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

Despite the glamourous new Shatin Racecourse, Happy Valley maintains its historical charm . A beautiful course surrounded by modern buildings , old cemetaries ( hence the name, Happy Valley?? ) provides an evening of excitement . Good dining facilities as well.

Visited July 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

This is a must visit! A Weds evening except I believe Jun/Jul/Aug. we often do the stable bend with the buffet incl. great food with free flowing wine and beers. Fun night if you book for a group of you! Taxi's are hard to get after so sometimes a good idea to leave before the last race.

Visited May 2012
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“The best spend of 10 hkd...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

A fun night out with friends - spend 10 hong kong dollars and get a front row view of the races, complete with beer and some some-what tasty bar like food. You probably won't win (or it'll be beginner's luck!), but it's a really fun time full of entertainment value.

Visited February 2012
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“A bit confusing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

We bought the tourist tickets at $100 and it took a while to work out where we were allowed to go with them. At first, it seemed to be a very small area (apart from the general access areas) but then we discovered a larger section so were happy in the end.

Visited June 2012
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“Free to get in, cheap food & reasonable alcohol”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

We went and got into the beer garden.
Easy to walk from causeway bay, fully signposted in English.
Very easy to place a bet, with very helpful staff to help & advise.

Various types of food outlets including Mcdonalds, hotdogs, kebabs etc (not doner kebabs)

Beer about £5 a pint

We had a good night, bet only £2 a race and of course lost most of the races.

Give it a go - you don't have to go on an organised tour which saves lots of cash which you can then lose on the horses.

Visited July 2012
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