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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a good time there, try to avoid taking taxi to there cause it is a parking lot around the track. WALK there or using public transportation to get to the nearby station and walk in. I will definitely go back there again.

Thank Howard L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this beautiful race track with it’s covered high stadium with comfortable seats. It was well lit in the evening and warm. We went during the New Year’s celebrations and watched several dragon dancing during an intermission show. There is a restaurant on...More

Thank foodie090
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really fun event. Never bet on horses before but it was easy enough to put a few small bets on each race, and we actually came away up for the night. Beer and food prices not bad, especially for HK!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Choose the right Wednesday when horse races will run in Happy Valley Racecourse. On the second Wednesday, the races are on the Sha Tin racecourse. Some hotels offer free tickets for hotel guests to Happy Valley Racecourse, including drinks. You may ask and experience horse...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Getting in last night was so easy using our Octopus and customer information explained how to complete a betting slip - so helpful. Fantastic selection of food and drink and a live band. The Super Huge screen had all the information and views of the...More

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily accessible course. Lush green track, it had rained all day but was fine come track time. Will definitely visit again.

Thank BBear52
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the races, but happy valley was a whole new experience. Cheap, casual, packed, and a great night out. Do not miss this on a Wednesday evening. For convienence, we grabbed a taxi both ways, which was a reasonable fare.

Thank jcl954
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the tram which in itself was an experience. Entry was cheap as was the cost of placing a bet. There was entertainment between the races and there were various options for food, again reasonably priced. The trams line up outside the stadium at...More

Thank ChrisGibbs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great night out. Remarkable race track packed to rafter s as the nights progresses. Can use your octupus card to get in and pay for beer and food. Ding Ding to the door, the MTR also goes very close. Wonderful night, a real...More

Thank Mattsleeps
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic night out Get there on a Wednesday for a really good night lots of food and drink and of course the horse racing. one of the few places gambling is allowed, but the proceeds go to support many local charities

Thank JohnGBradbury
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ChristopherFourie
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Response from nmph2017 | Reviewed this property |
The Gallery is Private Rooms 1-2 on the Grandstand it has a Semi-Buffet with a selection of Main Course from HK$420. It can seat 8 – 16 people which costs from HK$7,500. This is the smallest boxes available. (They have... More
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Response from bethevans2017 | Reviewed this property |
Price is 10 Hong Kong Dollars to get in, by the way. Considered very cheap admission locally. You have to pay more if you want to sit in a box up in the stadium instead of ground level, not sure how much.
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