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Happy Valley Racecourse
Type: Spectator Sports
Surrounded by high-rises, this downtown racecourse is one of the greatest stadiums on earth to enjoy a sweaty, noisy and adrenaline-pumping horse race at night. Dating back to 1844, the 55,000-seat... Read More
Surrounded by high-rises, this downtown racecourse is one of the greatest stadiums on earth to enjoy a sweaty, noisy and adrenaline-pumping horse race at night. Dating back to 1844, the 55,000-seat racecourse is one of the earliest public facilities in colonial Hong Kong. Regular races take place every Wednesday and Saturday from September to June on the 30-meter-wide grass track. A 978-seat iPad-equipped betting hall is located on the second floor of platform one. Visitors can either pay HK$10 (US$1.3) to sit on the public spectator seats or HK$100-150 (US$13-19) to enter the member-only zone. There are a total of seven restaurants and bars in the complex from Cantonese dining to al fresco drinking. On the second floor of the Happy Valley Stand of the racecourse, there is a 670-square-meter museum, Hong Kong Racing Museum, tracing the past and present of the city's enduring pastime.
- Sep - Jun Wed, Sat-Sun 7:30pm-Close
- Contact for Specific Dates and Times
- $10 - $50
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Even if you're not interested in racing, you can't help but enjoy the spectacle of this very Hong Kong entertainment.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Race nights are like a circus with the whole crowd enthralled by the races and roaring their appreciation.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Smack in the middle of a tightly packed urban jungle, this is one of the most exciting places to watch a horse race in the world.