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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
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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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USD 175.38*
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Horse Racing at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley
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In a private room or in the stands - fun time

Attending with a Jockey Club member / country club will allow access to members area with buffet dinner. Fun vibe and experience with good views from the balconies. However... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mvginhongkong
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Attending with a Jockey Club member / country club will allow access to members area with buffet dinner. Fun vibe and experience with good views from the balconies. However, one can enter the stand area for a meager $10 hkd and also enjoy an energetic vibe. In any case, it's a fun night out.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Only Wednesday night (no race in summer holiday time) ground floor to feel the the horses passing by with a glass of wine or beer!

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Thank Sandy655
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel pickup, the night racing, the dinner and a couple of winners all made for a fantastic experience. A good look around and a lovely guide made it even better.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we were able to book corporate tickets with all food and drink supplied. We had a great view and were able to place bets in our area. i will do this again.

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Thank Ross H
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must if you are in Hong Kong on a Wednesday night. The atmosphere is amazing and it's only $10 hkd to enter you can use your octopus card to pay and the ding dings pull up right at the entrance. Great cheap night out, even cheaper if you can pick a winner

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visitors can access the members area by showing your passport. $HK10 entry with great views from stands and cheap meals.

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Thank Lawrie O
Wan Chai / Causeway Bay, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great social place to go with friends on a Wednesday for some beers & betting. Also a great place to take people visiting HK.

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Thank Georgieross
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest, I've never been horse racing before, so didn't know what to expect. Race nights can be found via the internet. Happy Valley is about a 10 minute walk from the Causeway Bay MTR subway, but you can also reach it via bus, tram and taxi. If you want to go as cheap as possible, then you'll need... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the night races, tho it was a Thursday night when we went not the usual Wednesday night. Got the tram there and just paid for the general admission. From reviews we didn't get the visitor pass. Was enough areas to sit in the general area so that was good. McDonald's is there as well as other food and... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happy Valley Horse Races are on Wednesdays. Public admission is only $10 and you can use your Octopus card to get in. The races begin at 715pm and there is many races throughout the evening. There is a new race every 30 minutes. The public admission gets you access to the floor of the racecourse which means that you can... More 

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