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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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Happy Valley Racecourse, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
Wan Chai / Causeway Bay
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I live in Hong Kong and usually take out of town visitors who are here on a Wednesday to the races. You can get in for 10 Hong Kong dollars, drink generally cheaper than in a bar, stand near the fence and watch the horses....More

Thank bethevans2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Horse races are held twice weekly from September to mid December in Hong Kong, with the night one at Happy Valley on Wednesday and day one at Shatin on Saturday or Sunday. The happy valley one is in the city and very convenient to access...More

Thank Rtary L
Reviewed 6 days ago

For $10 entry in the public enclosure, we had a really fun night at the races. It was a great atmosphere and we had a great time. The fast food was not brilliant, but it didn't spoil our evening. Lots of options for beer drinkers...More

Thank 4sooz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not that I understand horse racing or it's allure, but was still fun. Very impressive venue. Another easy place to navigate to for cheap, fun evening.

Thank Nathan J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

high adrenalin n filled with energy, excitement and moneyyyyy ..... go for a fun bet, even for as low as 10 HKD and see th ehorses run... its s place you can visit late evenings on race days

1  Thank Debmalya S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in Hong KOng on a Wednesday Evening, This is great place to visit and experience. The vibe is just superb. You don't have to be a serious gambler to enjoy it. You can just go there, grab a drink and enjoy the race...More

2  Thank Iamacritic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Night Of Racing and Cheap Beers on a Wednesday night makes this one of Hong Kongs must do week night evenings. The entertainment is always good and the racing even better.

1  Thank expatsmortgages
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere if you like to stand around lots of middle-aged men chanting for their horses to win. Else just enjoy the skyscraper night views surrounding the course to chat with friends. The drinks/foods are not that expensive, but feel sorry for the horses running...More

1  Thank visitor e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at the Happy Valley! Came quite late so we only saw race 6,7 & 8 but I think that was enough for us! Free entrance and lots of people, great vibe! Such a cool place! Must-do on a Wednesday night!

Thank Aknitak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another of the must-do events in Hong Kong. Happy Valley under lights is world class entertainment. Coupled with the excitement of the horse racing, a party atmosphere and nice cold beer, you will come back again and again.

Thank Gary H
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
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
24 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.
21 April 2017|
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Response from Ruth-ann D | Reviewed this property |
We had a fabulous time . We;; worth it