Happy Valley Racecourse Details

Country: Hong Kong
Type: Metropolitan
Circumference: 1450 Metres
Direction: Clockwise
Straight: 338 Metres
Contact details: No.79 Wong Nai Chung Rd, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, China

Happy Valley Racecourse

Happy Valley Racecourse is the home to night racing in Hong Kong. The track was built in 1846 as a means to bring horse racing to the country by British settlers. The Hong Kong Jockey Club which was founded in 1884, only had the Happy Valley track for some time until 1971 when the government approved the construction of Sha Tin Racecourse, which officially opened in 1978. Since Sha Tin was built, Happy Valley wasn’t classed as ‘world-class’ in comparison and was relegated to hosting mid-week racing, which began running at night time in 1973.

Happy Valley hosts only the Group 3 January Cup because of the size of the track whereas the other races are held at Sha Tin Racecourse.

Major Happy Valley Races

Race name Type Distance
January Cup Group 3 1800m

Getting to Happy Valley Races

Train: Causeway Bay Station on MTR Island Line, Exit A.

Urban Taxi (Red Colour): drop-off points:

  • HK Racing Museum / Sports Road (near Entrances: A, B, C, D)
  • Member main entrance (near Members Main Entrance E, Entrance F1, F2)
  • Happy Valley Wong Nai Chung Road Taxi Stop (near Public Entrance G)

Bus: View website


  • Leighton Road stop (near Entrances: A, B, C, D)
  • Happy Valley Tram Terminus (near Public Entrance G, Members Main Entrance E, Entrance F1, F2)

Happy Valley Track Records

Sha Tin Turf

Distance Winner Time Date
1000 Stoltz 55.85 26/01/2022
1200 Harmony and Rich 1.08.46 15/09/2021
1650 Tsar 1.37.97 26/05/2021
1800 Time Warp 1.47.61 14/06/2017
2200 Vincy 2.14.14 21/04/2021
2400 Good Fortune 2.30.40 27/05/1998