Happy Valley Racecourse

Currently Open
  • Address: Wan Chai District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: 10 HKD
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids

The Happy Valley Racecourse is a resurrection of the British era racing grounds that had burned down in 1918. Today, it comes alive during the horse racing seasons, is one of the two racecourses in Hong Kong. Lets get some basic things straight. Racing occurs predominantly on Wednesday nights and some weekends and public holidays, but the Racing Museum is a neat place to visit too. Placing bets is an easy matter, once you get the hang of it (which the attendants are quite happy to help you with). Tourists to Happy Valley can also visit the Hong Kong Racing Museum, which provides a wonderful history of last century. The atmosphere of the place is infectious. A word of caution: it’s damn near impossible to get a taxi in the after race crowd, so slip out quickly at the end.

  • Cameras are permitted.
  • Don’t forget to see the museum, which is closed by 12:30 pm.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the gate.
  • From September to next June is the horse racing season.

  • HK$ 10 to HK$ 20 over 18 only.

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  • Happy Valley Racecourse Address: Wan Chai District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, China
  • Happy Valley Racecourse Timing: 24-hrs
  • Happy Valley Racecourse Price: 10 HKD
  • Best time to visit Happy Valley Racecourse(preferred time): 07:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Happy Valley Racecourse: 06:00 Hrs
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  • 16.96% of people who visit Hong Kong include Happy Valley Racecourse in their plan

  • 26.14% of people start their Happy Valley Racecourse visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Happy Valley Racecourse

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

91.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Happy Valley Racecourse

People normally club together Ocean Park and Jumbo Floating Restaurant while planning their visit to Happy Valley Racecourse.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Come and enjoy a Wednesday night of racing and beer. The food is great if you're in the mood for high quality for a fair price. I've been here enough to notice beers by the entrance gates are cheaper than the beers by the finish. That should make sense. Cocktails by the mezzanine are a good track side vantage point and close to the betting booths.

  • This is the one unmissable slice of sport you have to catch in the city. The sense that you are right at the heart of the action, and that serious fortunes are being waged, is palpable. Take your seat in the open-air grandstand or at the Stable Bend Terrace for the early evening races on Wednesdays, and Saturday and Sunday in the daytime, surrounded by an urban jungle of towers. Aside from the horse track and grandstand, the infield has been fully utilized and filled with all sorts of sports amenities and recreational parks for everyone. People can go through the underpass to reach the infield.

  • Every Wednesday, they have about 8-12 races, and each race has a pot size of between 15-20 Million HKD. It's huge and it's pretty amazing to see the ambience being like a festival and less of a gambling place. When we were there, it was Oktoberfest, so there were German beer stands, beer drinking contests, and other festivities all around the racecourse. It's fun even just to swing by and have a look. If you're a tourist, bring your passport for fresh entry!

  • Getting there: Take the ding ding tram to Happy Valley station. Just a short walk from there. Fun factor: depends on your interest. There are roughly 8 races, each lasts only 2 minutes max. The rest of the time is waiting. Go there with some friends to drink, eat and cheer your horse. If you have a stake to loose, it's definitely more exciting. Beginners can make a simple win bet starting at HKD 20. I was there in September and the theme was Oktoberfest.

  • Nice view and delicious food. Members only to most restaurant but their Chinese restaurant is opened to public. Good quality and reasonable price and services

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