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Happy Valley Horse Racing

September 18, 2008 – 4:03 am

It’s mid September here in Hong Kong and the Racing Horses are back in Happy Valley. During the summer months it is to hot for these elite horses to race because their sensitive bodies might get heat struck. Now the temperatures are more normal again and a new season of Happy Valley Horse Racing has started. For those who are not to familiar with this sport might ask what is Happy Valley? Well, it is the number one race course for horse racing, located on Hong Kong Island nearby Causeway Bay. You can easily get there by foot from Causeway Bay MTR station

horse racing buildings

Just after entering the horse racing arena You can see the crowd waiting for the race to begin

Horse Racing is probably one of the most popular sports among Hong Kong people, every Wednesday evening during the season You can go there and watch the excitement that fills the valley air. The first race starts around 7pm. Also the racing is connected with betting. Place Your bet on Your favourite horse and see if it wins. Horse racing is a great way to lose Your hard earned money.

horses are presented to the crowd prior to the races

Have a look at the horses before You decide on which You want to put some money.

Yesterday jockey Prebble had a great day. He won the first 3 races in a row, however he lost badly in a later race. Blame it on the horse. Each horse does only one race per evening, otherwise it will get overheated like roasted beef, but jockeys often do several races per evening. There is a total of 8 races each evening. Horses have funny names like “City Surfer”, “Wait for me” or “Holi Ravioli”. It was a great night as I won $HK 5 net. This must be the secret of all the rich Hong Kong people.

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