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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 yesterday

Racing every Wednesday evening, it was a wonderful experience.Everyone there to have fun and the utmost respect shown to each other. Everywhere was spotless, (my husband said he has never seen mens toilets so clean) must be a first. Lots of places to buy food...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Happy Valley Racecourse is world famous and an impressive facility with a tall bank of buildings on one side overlooking the track. For HK$10, or less than US$1.50, you gain entrance and can hang out in the Beer Garden right next to the track. There's...More

Thank Mindkandy
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked this super fun Wednesday night through Splendid Tours, which has a office in The Metropark Hotel, where we were staying. This was Soooo, Much FUN, met so many, very nice people from around the world here, the atmosphere is simply fantastic, food and...More

Thank jthayer219
Reviewed 6 days ago

Race night at Happy Valley tends to be a Wednesday night. The entrance fee for public entrance is HK$10 (£1) and SO worth it. This is a brilliant experience, with lots of public seating and access to the paddock area and course side fairly easy....More

Thank Alan A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tracks is magnificent, and the course itself is fantastic! The horses are well shown, the program to view the horses last races is the best I’ve seen, and the energy is electric. Betting is very easy, but bring some cash. A must when in...More

Thank Pia E
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a night fantastic value entrance fee is 10 HKD which is roughly £1. Th3 place is buzzing with a brilliant atmosphere this place is definitely a must if you are in Hong Kong on a Wednesday night.

Thank lesley_armstrong
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to spend an evening ..really good buffet style food, excellent drinks and watching the horses is so entertaining. Plus having a bet now and again was great way to pass the time..we had a band also playing which just added to...More

Thank spinnakerinn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the $10 entrance fee just to see this place. You don't have to gamble - just enjoy the event.Setting amongst the high rise buildings is amazing.

Thank dwl321
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great night, did a tour to the racecourse, with dinner and night in the members area. This is an excellent way to watch the races on a Wednesday night. The staff look after you quite well, pick you up from your hotel, and...More

Thank justy7749
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great under lights on a Wednesday night. There seem to be usually 8 races at half hour intervals, starting 19:15. We were amazed that entry was so cheap at $10, less than GB £1. Apparently, you can pay more ($20) to get a better view...More

Thank MadDocNI
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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Stephanie W
16 October 2017|
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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
14 October 2017|
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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.
Rachael M
3 October 2017|
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Response from Dozeyblonde | Reviewed this property |
Hi. No I'm sure I read the minimum age is 18. Shame because everything there is good natured - no signs of any trouble/drunkenness whatsoever 🤷🏼‍♀️.