Happy Valley Racecourse – Wikipedia

The Happy Valley Racecourse is one of the two racecourses for sawhorse rush and is a tourist drawing card in Hong Kong. It is located in Happy Valley on Hong Kong Island, surrounded by Wong Nai Chung Road and Morrison Hill Road. The capacity of the venue is 55,000. [ 2 ]

history [edit ]

happy Valley Racecourse, 1840s It was first base built in 1845 to provide sawhorse racing for the british people in Hong Kong. The area was previously swampland, but the entirely compressed ground desirable for sawhorse race on Hong Kong Island. To make way for the racetrack, Hong Kong Government prohibited rice grow by villages in the encompassing sphere. The first raceway run in December 1846. Over the years, horse race became more and more popular among the chinese residents. [ 3 ]

On 26 February 1918, a temp grandstand collapsed, knocking over hot food stalls that set bamboo mat ablaze. In the fire that ensued at least 590 people died. [ 4 ] [ 5 ] Over the years, facilities have been added and extended, including extensively in 1995 .

Facilities [edit ]

The happy Valley Racecourse is one of two racecourses in Hong Kong used by the Hong Kong Jockey Club for horse racing meets, the other being the Sha Tin Racecourse. Races in happy Valley normally take place on Wednesday nights [ 6 ] and are candid to the public american samoa well as members of the Club. [ 7 ] The happy Valley Racecourse and its seven-storey stands are capable of accommodating approximately 55,000 spectators. [ 8 ] The inner field of the course contains sports and leisure facilities such as football, ice hockey and rugby fields, managed by the leisure and Cultural Services Department. [ 9 ]

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Archive and Museum [edit ]

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Archive and Museum ( or Hong Kong Racing Museum ) was set up in 1995 and opened on 18 October 1996. [ 10 ] It is now located on the second shock of the Happy Valley Stand of the racetrack. There are four galleries in the museum :

  • The Origin of Our Horses: Shows the migration route horses travelled in the early days from the northern part of China to Hong Kong.
  • Shaping Sha Tin: Exhibits the history of construction of Sha Tin Racecourse.
  • Understanding Horses: Exhibits the skeleton of the three-time Hong Kong Champion Silver Lining.
  • Thematic Exhibitions: The history of the Jockey Club is exhibited. Selected charitable organisations and community projects supported by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust are also displayed in this gallery.

There is besides a cinema and a memento shop class in the museum.

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