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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
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Reviewed yesterday

Paying for this night out before we got to H K was by far the cheaper way to do this . Taxi picked us up from Jen hotel then on to the Marriott where we joined the rest of our group . But what a...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place has very powerful energy and tention.. I like to playing gamble. so very exciting experience to me!:)

Thank 성재 장
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is o-k if you're into gambling. There are a few sections here depending on who you know/why you're going. For the general population, there is the ground floor level- it's a mix of expats/locals and most people are there just to hang out...More

Thank cheetpo
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Happy Valley Racecourse is a fun Wednesday evening event where many people go to bet on the horse races and have a good time. The track is close to Central and is a great activity to get ready for a night out in Wan...More

Thank Connor K
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very festive place to spend your Wednesday night. Races only happen during Wednesday nights, so only visit during this timing. Basically fashioned similar to a concert or music event, they have several beer stalls from all the well known brands around the racecourse viewing...More

Thank dori_lukey
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a MUST do on a Wednesday night. I don't know anything about horse races so I just picked the horses that looked good to me and I won a few HKD because of my awesome intuition. Plus I used to ride horses at...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best mid week hang out place with friends in Hong Kong!!! Every week has different theme, and this week is samba! The food is delicious, the live music with samba girl is so good! Must visit again!!

Thank bbmelcc
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the Must Do events when visiting or living in Hong Kong. Gather a group of friends and book a private room where you are served food and drink while you bet on horses. A lot of fun and an outing you wont forget.

Thank Darlene S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great combination with horse racing, food and drinks, performance and interesting activities makes a Truly Happy Wed to me.

Thank Nayriuh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never one to go to the track i thoroughly enjoyed my evening here. Few wins on the races, couple of wines. great night. Drinks a bit too expensive though.

Thank Nessbali
Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
Wan Chai and Causeway Bay are the retail centres of
Hong Kong Island. Filled with shops, malls and
restaurants, both areas are bustling with people –
tourists and locals alike. Causeway Bay has one of the
highest rents on the planet, and is a bit more
polished and modern than its Wan Chai counterpart.
Beneath the surface there is more than meets the eye –
find boutique stores in the above ground floors of
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Ronen K
Today is rainy. Will race will take place or not? If yes are the seats covered for rain protect?
24 May 2017|
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Response from Rav4cruiserman | Reviewed this property |
Yes the races will still happen unless there is so much rain that the racing surface is unsafe. There is lots of undercover seating available
What should we wear on the racecourse tour?
25 April 2017|
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Response from MartinN932 | Reviewed this property |
If you are the international visitor lounge/buffet as part of your tour then the dress is smart casual. So long as the men have a collared shirt and are not wearing denim they will be fine.
Visiting HK on the weekends. Saw the race schedule on the website, race held every Wednesday, and some weeks on Sunday (afternoon) Has anyone been to the afternoon race? Would it be worth a visit?
21 April 2017|
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Response from Ruth-ann D | Reviewed this property |
We had a fabulous time . We;; worth it