This horse racecourse first opened during the mid-19th century and continues to serve as the main venue in Hong Kong to watch equestrians compete on the track.
In Hong Kong, horse racing is a must-see cultural event, particularly at the Happy Valley Racecourse, where the first race was run in 1846. Today's track is a modern marvel, with enormous video screens, computer betting and room for 35,000 spectators.
In season (September through July), mingle with locals in the standing room only section, or shell out for access to the exclusive Hong Kong Jockey Club Members' Enclosure. Races happen on Wednesday evenings and the occasional Saturday and Sunday afternoons.