Race Night at Happy Valley
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Jockey Club is the world’s wealthiest racing club, thanks to the city’s feverish dedication to betting. Have a flutter at iconic Happy Valley, where horse racing takes place every Wednesday night in an electric atmosphere beneath the glare of garish floodlights. Try the course restaurants (Stable Bend’s outdoor BBQ is a favorite) or a number of options for the evening, including the Come Racing and Racing in Style tours, which include entry to the Members Enclosure. Going solo to the Enclosure? Buy a Tourist Badge at the counter by the Member’s Main Entrance to the racecourse. There's also a racing museum on site.
Interestingly, JHKC's surplus earnings are returned to charity, and the organizations counts itself among " the biggest charity donors in the world."