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Happy Valley Racecourse is a horse racecourse in Hong Kong. It is one of the two racecourses in the Special Administrative Region and is located in Happy Valley on Hong Kong Island. It is bounded by by Wong Nai Chung Road and Morrison Hill Road.
Happy Valley Racecourse lies in the heart of Hong Kong Island. Happy Valley Racecourse has been such a venerable landmark in that area of the island that it practically was witness to the development of the famous skyline of Hong Kong.
Horse racing is the only legal form of gambling in Hong Kong, and is embraced at Happy Valley Racecourse with unbridled fervor. In fact, when it comes to sheer rush of excitement and adrenaline in horse racing, it is said that Happy Valley Racecourse is second to none in Hong Kong.
Happy Valley Racecourse racing seasons run from September to June. Meetings are usually held at Happy Valley Racecourse on Wednesday evenings, and occasionally on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.
To many observers, Happy Valley Racecourse resembles a Roman amphitheatre with its tight racecourse and high stands. Happy Valley Racecourse boasts of a racing course with a circumference of 1,400 metres.
Thousands of spectators flock weekly to the Happy Valley Racecourse to indulge in one of Hong Kong 's pastimes - horse racing. Happy Valley Racecourse is a green oasis surrounded by high-rises.
Night racing at Happy Valley Racecourse is fraught with bright lights, a frantic atmosphere, and the winnings for picking the right horse can be rather huge. Happy Valley Racecourse boasts of an enormous 20 x 5.8 meter video screen that races in progress, as well as all racing forms, manners of betting, and other relevant details.
Happy Valley Racecourse History
In 1845, Happy Valley Racecourse was built in a swampland area of Hong Kong Island to provide horse racing for the British people in Hong Kong.
In December 1846, the first race at Happy Valley Racecourse was ran. Over the years, horse racing became more and more popular among the Chinese residents.
On 26 February 1918, a fire gutted Happy Valley Racecourse and at least 590 people died. It was one of the highest casualties in Hong Kong history.
In 1995, Happy Valley Racecourse was rebuilt, and became a world-class horse racing facility.
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