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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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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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Wednesday night attraction

Even if you do not gamble - go there on a Wednessday night. It is is great party and it will surely make your day complete. The entrance is HK10 - from there on it is up to you... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even if you do not gamble - go there on a Wednessday night. It is is great party and it will surely make your day complete. The entrance is HK10 - from there on it is up to you how much you spend. If you have no experience guides will help you gamble. There will be live music, food and... More 

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Perth
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow had a great night here! Party atmosphere here for sure. As soon as you walk into the gates you go Wow it's going to be a goodnight. There where plenty of food and drinks and even live Music. I would recommend just going to this place and trying it out! 10 Hong Kong dollars to get in so cheap.... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Head down for a race night and have a flutter. Easy gambling with entertainment between races. Very cheap to enter (10HKD) and get very close to the action. It is amazing the sky scrapers around the outside of the track.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had read in in TripAdvisor and decided to visit with my friends since we have some time on a Wed's night. First of all, we are surprised it is so convenient to reach there from Causeway Bay by foot. We took a slow walk there. There are many entrances to it. Some for members and VIPs. There is one for... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went there with hostel buddies and all of us have a good night! Good atmosphere and good to have fresh craft beer!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place!!! you are able to bet on the horses and can also bring in your own beer to the event so can save money! Always a good time

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although it can be difficult at times to get a good view of the racecourse from track side, it is a lot of fun! There's numerous beer and drinks stalls and a few tents selling hotdogs and other fast food. There is a huge, mainly expat, crowd all having drinks after work and taking part in the betting! The staff... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolute must do when in Hong Kong, it's super cheap at only $10! We went on a Thursday (there was a public holiday so it was moved forward a day, usually on Wednesdays) and there were 8 races from around 7-11pm, bets are minimum $20 so it doesn't need to be an expensive night, there is even betting tutorials if... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great Wednesday night event. We are from UK and we had a 19yr old with us. As it's strictly over 18 they asked for his passport to prove his age (had he not been carrying it they simply wouldn't let him in which would have been a pain). Access for general public seems to be gate G. There is... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and cheap activity. Never went to a horse betting and never did a bet in my whole life. The atmosphere is great. Feels like going to a football match. Betting is cheap and you have a lot the see. Go and enjoy!

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