Happy Valley Racecourse
Hong Kong Happy Valley Racecourse is a Racecourse located on reclaimed Wong Nai Chung Rd, Happy Valley, Hong Kong. We offer complete Happy Valley Racecourse tour packages, destination best tour offers and travel deals and Destination holiday packages for family. The Happy Valley Racecourse is one of the two racecourses for horse racing and is a tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It is located in Happy Valley on Hong Kong Island, surrounded by Wong Nai Chung Road and Morrison Hill Road.
The Happy Valley Racecourse is one of two racecourses in Hong Kong used by the Hong Kong Jockey Club for horse racing meets, the other being the Sha Tin Racecourse. Races in Happy Valley usually take place on Wednesday nights and are open to the public as well as members of the Club. Horse racing in Hong Kong is serious stuff and a major part of the Hong Kong economy. The sport was introduced by the British when they first came to Hong Kong in 1841 and has become since then, a sport for the masses and a favourite pastime, which given Chinese love of gambling is not surprising.
Back then, the site of Happy Valley was not more than swamp land, but the only flat surface in Hong Kong Island, so that was the location of the racing course by default. Through the years, the city has built around the Happy Valley race course, and it is now practically surrounded by skyscrapers. That is indeed a sight in itself, specially at night when the city is illuminated.