The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
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Best for Fun - Expert review of The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Probably one of the greatest legacies of colonialism, horse racing in Hong Kong generates the sort of dollar amounts generally associated with the GDP of small countries, and sends the city into a frenzy of excitement twice a week during the season.
The stadium at Happy Valley has tremendous atmosphere: it's as much fun to watch the crowd of regulars as it is the horses.
All profits go to charity - it's a wonder that there's anyone actually in need here, given the number of punters and the wads of notes they hurl at the betting office moments before the off.
The tourism board (www.discoverhongkong.com) organises a racing junket - transfers, guides, buffet, private box - for HK$730. If you've got the nous to get yourself to the stadium, admission down by the rails costs HK$10.
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- Sports venue
- Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
- Months open:
- Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
- Opening times:
- Meetings every Wednesday and Saturday, starting at lunch time and continuing till evening.
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