Some famous Hong Kong horse racing racecourse
Hong Kong was founded in 1884 when Hong Kong was a British colony. The Hong Kong Jockey Club is the world’s most lucrative horse racing betting club. On average, each race has earned 138.8 million Hong Kong dollars (17.86 million USD), more than any other race track in the world.
Shatin horse racing
Visiting this place, you will have many new and exciting experiences about this very popular sport in Hong Kong. One of Hong Kong’s biggest racecourse must first mention the Shatin racecourse.
Not only Hong Kong residents but tourists also flock here to witness, admire the beautiful horses, very healthy competition. With a capacity of up to 80,000 people and equipped with a large screen right in the center of the racetrack, viewers will be able to follow the course of the race to the fullest.
There is a contradiction here: even though you have put up a banner in front of the racetrack that “don’t lose your life because of gambling” but every person who comes to Shatin has detailed instructions on how to bet on the nine laps. Visitors here can participate in betting on modern machines and track the odds via electronic tables like on the stock exchange. Perhaps because of the dramatic and thrilling gambling betting games, making the racetrack become more attractive to tourists every year.
Happy Valley Racecourse
Happy Valley Racecourse was built in 1845, originally aimed at an entertainment for British colonialists in Hong Kong. In December 1846, the first official horse race was held. Over time, this place gradually became a familiar playing place for Hong Kong people.
Happy Valley at that time was very large, however, due to the horrific fire in 1918, the whole building was destroyed. Until 1995, the new Hong Kong government rebuilt this famous racetrack, the new look of Happy Valley with world-class racing.
In addition to horse racing and bets, inside the Happy Valley, there is a Hong Kong Racing Museum. It showcases many different topics such as: “The origin of racehorses”, “The process of building a racetrack”, “Learn about Silver Lining – the 3-time champion Hong Kong horse” … In addition, the school Happy Vally race also owns an afternoon room with separate movies and souvenir shops.