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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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Phone Number: 1817
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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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Fun night in the heart of HongKong

Various packages available see Hong Kong jockey club site. We tried the stable bend terrace you will have to book in advance available 28 days before. Extensive buffet including... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
doug d
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Various packages available see Hong Kong jockey club site. We tried the stable bend terrace you will have to book in advance available 28 days before. Extensive buffet including BBQ meats, so try and get your table away from the BBQ especially if breeze in the wrong direction about HK$550 pp for a normal night. It is a little away... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited on the opening evening of racing of the season. Tremendous atmosphere and buzz. The racing was exciting and the crowd appreciated the big screen view of the race as well as the finishing straight. Well worth the visit to experience this unique racecourse in the centre of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had such a fantastic time at the Wednesday night races. I have never been to a racecourse that you can be so close to the horse mounting yard or track. The fun, relaxed and very casual atmosphere was a fantastic experience and we can't wait to go again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great time at the racecourse. Lots of energy and an awesome way to spend the night. Picked up some cute, customizable horse stuffed animals there as well! Highly recommend visiting!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the best way to absorb a bit of the local culture and you will understand why Chinese people likes to gamble.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Horse racing is normally held on Wednesday evenings at Happy Valley. You can watch the event not only as a member of the Jockey Club but you can gain admittance as a general public. When there is no racing, people can in the day time enter the racing course where there are football fields and open space for people to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't even realize the track was there when we drove by. Once inside, it was fabulous! We only had a few nights in Hong Kong and I was sure glad one of them was spent here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone goes, the drinks are cheap, the entertainment constant. We won a few races which helps! Go up to the 6th floor for at least a couple of races and get a view from the balcony. Then head out in Wan Chai after. Carnage! This is a must do while in HK mid-week.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It matters not if you are a regular horse track visitor or not this is one place to visit whilst in HK. It is so busy with everything to do with racing and the facilities are unbeatable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you a are looking for a fun night, Happy Valley is the place. Centrally located. Great atmosphere on the lawn. Band was playing, great crowd. It appears ex-pats use a night at the races to catch up. This is a cheap night out and it does not matter if you are not into horses as its appears most of... More 

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