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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

Went with Splendid tours to Happy Valley Races. Our guide was Joanne very helpful and made this a great experience.You are picked up taken to race course met by staff from jockey club in your own private box. The meal was self service, all night...More

Thank aswing2
Reviewed 2 days ago

A novel night out, but unlikely to go twice. Pros: 1) Cheap! Well, depending on how much you eat, drink and bet, of course. $10 HK will get you in - it's up to you what you spend from there. 2) Accessible for a first-timer....More

Thank ShawnaMcKinley
Reviewed 2 days ago

Be aware that the race does not happen if the ground is unsuitable - in summer aka rainy season. It costs 10 HK dollars, some tickets available free online. Good fun, beautiful stadium,exciting races, plenty of buzz. Food, drink for the budget, moderate, luxury pocket....More

Thank reillocmg
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been a few times to happy Valley Wednesday race night and it is great. It's a £1 to get in, lots of food and drinks, great facilities, always a different theme each Wednesday night, it's just a fun night out! Lots of help...More

Thank Notdunroaming
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the highlight of our trip. Went on an organised evening with food and drink and a tour guide. Worth every penny. Good restaurant, good service, good guide and interesting and friendly company for the evening. Great atmosphere and a good evening racing. Lots...More

Thank barbarapratt13
Reviewed 4 days ago

HK$10 to get in - enough of a reason to go. That is about a pound UK money. The racecourse staff are brilliant at explaining all you need to know for a great night, the betting systems are simple to follow, and the whole atmosphere...More

Thank Clive S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love Happy Valley and great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday while there are racing going on... tons of fun.

Thank Asiatravel1970
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went with the Hotel's recommended provider Splendid for the trip to Happy Valley night race and it frankly exceeded expectations. The guide Joanna was informative of the trip and the different betting options. The box was excellent with fantastic view, good food and prompt...More

Thank allowaybill
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is such a great racecourse, nestled amongst all the tower blocks and so easily accessible. Our group of six really enjoyed their evening here.

Thank 850berylk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had no idea what this place was going to be like when I turned up but it is incredible. I have been to some racecourses in the UK but this was nothing like this. Right in the middle of the city with high-rise buildings...More

Thank Hannah G
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 allowaybill | Reviewed this property |
Hi we booked a package through our Hotel Sheraton Towers with a company called Splendid This package got us access to a box with food and drink included and was very well organized
14 October 2017|
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Response from Clive S | Reviewed this property |
As per previous reply, racing is almost always on a Wednesday evening, starting around 7.30, but they open the gates around 5pm. This will give you plenty of time to talk to the very nice customer service advisors who will... More
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 🤷🏼‍♀️.