Happy Valley Racecourse Place guide


Hong Kong

Happy Valley Racecourse


Watching a horse race may not be everyone’s definition of fun. But in the city of Hong Kong, nothing makes expats and locals more excited than cheering for their chosen champion in Happy Valley Racecourse. Equestrian enthusiasts will certainly love the venue’s accommodation and appearance. Besides getting a chance to take photos with the horses, you can visit the Hong Kong Racing Museum to learn about the nation’s love for horse racing. This does not mean however, that Happy Valley Racecourse is limited to stallions and steeds. There are establishments within the area that provide a unique late night experience.

Located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the Pavilion Stand, Adrenaline is a stylish bar and lounge that boasts its combination of innovative technology and interactive gaming. With live band performances and themed buffet dinners, watching the race from a pleasant distance is an experience worth keeping. On the other hand, The Beer Garden, located in the forecourt, offers an excellent view of the track. Ice-cold beers and scrumptious barbecues are on the menu. With the right company your night will definitely be complete.

To get to Happy Valley Racecourse from the city center, you can take a Metro Train to the Hong Kong Central Station. From here, hop on a bus heading to St. Joseph Primary School on Queens Road – it is a few minutes’ walk from here. Taxis are always available, but the price will determine the amount of traffic.

Races are usually held from September to July every Wednesday (sometimes on the weekends). The first race starts around 7:30pm and the gates open an hour before that. A HK$10 entrance fee is required, HK$20 if you want to sit in the seated public area. Trip Guru would like to remind future travelers that if you plan to gamble, gamble within the provided laws. A hefty fine is paid if you are caught gambling illegally. 

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