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Happy Valley Race Course
Vacation Travel Guide

Happy Valley Race Course which includes land animals, horseriding and a sporting event

Hand in your betting slips, get drinks in the VIP area and watch locals passionately scrutinizing every horse race with binoculars in this lively venue.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley Racecourse is the outstanding venue in Hong Kong for horse racing. The sport is a huge part of the local culture and economy and is best viewed under the lights of a night race at this 55,000-seat arena. Sit back and enjoy the race, with views of the area’s many skyscrapers in the background.

Witness proceedings from the Grandstand near the action. The tickets here are cheaper, while the atmosphere is a little more raucous. Get close to the railings and watch the jockeys and their horses appear to fly by at top speeds. Purchase snacks and drinks from the various spots serving a variety of fast food. On-site pubs are always popular with the racing crowd.

You may prefer the Second Floor Terrace, which is a little pricier and provides excellent views of the racecourse from above. Make calculations at the writing tables and place your bets at the counters. Observe regular bettors furiously making notes and passionately watching the horses through their binoculars.

For a more exclusive experience, head to the Members Enclosure and take the Come Horseracing Tour that includes a buffet and drinks and a place in the Members Boxes. With this option, you can tour the paddocks and posts.

It is thought that the British first introduced horse racing to Hong Kong in the 1840s. The first permanent stands appeared on this site in 1931. Today gates tend to open in the late afternoon on Wednesdays, with the first race taking place a couple hours later. Roughly 30-minute intervals break up the seven or eight races on a typical meeting event. Wear smart-casual clothing. Racing events are open only to those over 18.

The Happy Valley Racecourse is south of Causeway Bay and east of the Central section of Hong Kong. It stands between the districts of Wan Chai and Happy Valley. Walk from the Causeway Bay metro station for about 10 minutes to reach it. While here, explore the area for other highlights such as the Blue House, Queen Elizabeth Stadium and the Hong Kong Racing Museum.

Top Hotels Close to Happy Valley Race Course

The Hari Hong Kong
The Hari Hong Kong
4 out of 5
330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The price is NT$2,908 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Wan Chai, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wan Chai Road, Times Square Shopping Mall, and Central Plaza. Hong Kong Sogo and Happy Valley Race ...
4/5Very Good! (23 reviews)
"Clean and nice"

Reviewed on 2021/5/9

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The Emperor Hotel
The Emperor Hotel
4 out of 5
No. 373 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,196 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Wan Chai, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Times Square Shopping Mall, Hysan Place, and Sogo Causeway Bay. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition ...
4.1/5Very Good! (967 reviews)
"The hotel room and public area are very clean and the tranquil."

Reviewed on 2020/12/7

The Emperor Hotel
Charterhouse Causeway Bay
Charterhouse Causeway Bay
3.5 out of 5
209-219 Wanchai Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
The price is NT$1,080 per night from May 23 to May 23
Located in Wan Chai, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wan Chai Road, Victoria Harbour, and Happy Valley Race Course. Times Square Shopping Mall and Hong ...
3.5/5Good! (976 reviews)
couldnt mirror cast to tv. a bit let down.
"very best of the night view from the room window."

Reviewed on 2021/1/28

Charterhouse Causeway Bay
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Best Lodging Options Near Happy Valley Race Course

The Hari Hong Kong
The Hari Hong Kong
4 out of 5
330 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The price is NT$2,908 per night from May 16 to May 16
The Hari Hong Kong
The Emperor Hotel
The Emperor Hotel
4 out of 5
No. 373 Queen's Road East, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
The price is NT$1,196 per night from May 17 to May 17
The Emperor Hotel
Charterhouse Causeway Bay
Charterhouse Causeway Bay
3.5 out of 5
209-219 Wanchai Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
The price is NT$1,080 per night from May 23 to May 23
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Holiday Inn Express Causeway Bay Hong Kong, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Causeway Bay Hong Kong, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
33 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
The price is NT$1,300 per night from May 16 to May 16
Holiday Inn Express Causeway Bay Hong Kong, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Ease Causeway Bay
Hotel Ease Causeway Bay
3.5 out of 5
39 Morrison Hill Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
The price is NT$1,053 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 3
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Vela Boutique Hotel
Vela Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
84-86 Morrison Hill Road, Hong Kong
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Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel
Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel
4.5 out of 5
180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
The price is NT$2,884 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 2
Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
8 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
The price is NT$3,826 per night from May 16 to May 16
Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay, an IHG Hotel
Best Western Hotel Causeway Bay
Best Western Hotel Causeway Bay
3.5 out of 5
Cheung Woo Lane, Canal Road West, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Best Western Hotel Causeway Bay
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