The base of origin and development of Hong Kong Horse Racing
British people cleared the swampland and developed the racecourse in 1945.
It has been run and operated since then.
From the commencement of racing in the only flat land in Hong Kong island, meetings were initially staged once a year and usually timed to coincide with the Lunar New Year. Nowadays, races are usually held on every Wednesday night for 10 months in a year.
The new Happy Valley 30 meters wide turf track was rebuilt in 1995, and became a world-class horse racing facility. Several football, hockey and rugby fields are encircled by the race track as well as the Racing Museum and Administration Head-Quarter.
Buildings are all around after the facility and sport have been welcomed by the Chinese over a hundred years ago.
The world’s biggest racetrack LED screen was launched at the end of 2001, the Diamond Vision screen measuring about 35 metres in length by 8 metres in height, equivalent to some two thousand sets of 21″ TVs together.
According to written records related to the venues of Hong Kong racing, there have been Macao, Pokfulam, Happy Valley, Kwanti, Beas River and Sha Tin.
After the pioneering Racing Fund or Race Committee, these are the names of race clubs in Hong Kong: Hong Kong Jockey Club, Gymkhana Racing Club, Gwanti Race Club, Fanling Hunting and Racing Club, Hong Kong Race Club and Hong Kong Services Race Club.