Located in Happy Valley, the Happy Valley Racecourse is one of two horse racecourse in Hong Kong. The racecourse is a very popular tourist place in the Hong Kong and every visitor must witness the amazing view at the racecourse.The race takes place every Wednesday and racecourse remains open for the club member and spectators on the day of the race.The six-story stand of the racecourse is capable of accommodating 55,000 spectators at a time. The inner circle of the racecourse has also contained a field to host games like football, rugby, hockey. The 1845 built racecourse is the mainstream of the Hong Kong Kong since its first race in 1846. You can see the fever of the racing on the locals at the Happy Valley, listening to the radio commentary holding the betting sheets while cheering their favorites. In order to witness the live action visit the racecourse while competition and see by yourself the current and exciting. Do not forget to attend the amazing Wednesday race and also experience the night carnivals performed alongside the live racing with music, drinks and more.
You can witness the real glamour by attending the competitions like Hong Kong Derby, the Queen Elizabeth II Cup or the ‘turf world championship’ Hong Kong International Races where some big can be seen shouting for their favorite Jockey and horse.Besides betting on the hours in order to enjoy the competition you can do a lot of other things in Happy Valley Racecourse.
Visit Parade Ring, the place is built to let the spectators see the horses before the race starts. You can see the racehorses and even take a picture if you desire. The Parade ring is 4 balcony place that accommodates 14,00 spectators. The ring is a retractable roof, so you can see the horses well even in the rain.
The second place you should try in Happy Valley Racecourse is the Beer Garden, forecourt offers an excellent view of the race along with a taste of chilled beer. You can have drinks, meetups, socialize with others while watching the race. There is also a barbecue available in case you feel hungry there. The countdown now comes to the Gift shop, the shop offers a wide variety of gifts themed on horses and racecourse. If you are visiting from a town then you must buy something as a memento of the trip. You can also buy other items such as some antiques used in the popular racecourse to add to your collection if you're a die-hard horse race fan.
The last but not the least is Hong Kong Racing Museum, the museum is located on the 2nd floor of the Happy Valley Racecourse stand. The museum exhibits the photos and items of the horse racing in Hong Kong along with its ancient history.