Happy Valley Racecourse

Chang's Power to finally rise to the occasion at Happy Valley

Rising Power stretches out to win a trial last year. He can finally get on the scoreboard at Happy Valley on Wednesday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

It has been a lengthy wait for the owners of Rising Power but the Hong Kong Football Club Centenary Challenge Cup (1,650m) at Happy Valley looks like the gelding's chance to break through in style.

Tuesday, 25 February, 2014, 7:51pm

It's not the Smithsonian, but a couple of additions and the Hong Kong Racing Museum would be a sure-fire winner

The body of River Verdon, who is still the only winner of the Hong Kong Triple Crown, is one of the prized displays at the Hong Kong Racing Museum. Photo: SCMP

A trip to the Hong Kong Racing Museum is a sure-fire way to shake off that pesky mid-season cynicism and fall in love with the sport all over again, but we can’t help but think this tribute to the Sport of Kings could be even better with a couple of key additions.

25 Feb 2014 - 2:54pm

Valley turf puts Sha Tin all-weather to shame

Valley turf puts Sha Tin all-weather to shame

Credit where it is due with the tracks - what a fantastic surface that Sha Tin all-weather is … okay, just kidding. If you believe that, we know of a bridge in Sydney we can get you a great price on.

29 May 2013 - 11:10am

Happy Valley track to close for 10 meets next year

Three sections of the Happy Valley racing surface will be torn up in early April 2014 and the track put out of play until mid-October next year. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Up to 10 Happy Valley race meetings will be shifted to Sha Tin's all-weather track next year as a major overhaul of stormwater drains underneath the racecourse takes place, and Jockey Club officials are bracing themselves for what could be a half-a-billion-dollar blow to betting turnover.

18 Apr 2013 - 11:34am

Demon ready to make his mark

Demon Demon isn't anything special, but he produced another positive performance when second to Pure Force in the Hanshin Handicap (1,200m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night.

30 Nov 2012 - 2:20am

Information is key to tackling track bias at Valley

Information is key to determine if the Happy Valley track is biased in day meetings.

Whether the view of Sunday's Happy Valley meeting from the jockeys' room was correct or not is open to some question, but there is no doubt many players believe the track plays differently for a day meeting than the more frequent night fixtures.

24 Oct 2012 - 2:32am

Getting the beer swillers to bet is the Jockey Club’s next challenge

The Horse Racing Bar, Happy Valley.  Photo: SCMP

Holding a Group One race at Happy Valley would be like deciding the men’s 100m Olympic final...

13 Sep 2012 - 3:00pm

Jockey Club's plan for Sha Tin building ignores neighbours and youth groups

The Hong Kong Jockey Club has ignored the concerns of residents living near Sha Tin racecourse who face the prospect of a nine-storey building on the site of what is at present a car park ('Racecourse neighbours upset over club's plans', January 9).

21 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

Winfield, Happy Valley

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Jockey Club's biggest new fan puts racecourse on her wedding wish list

Former weather goddess Icy Wong Yuen-man has landed plenty of jobs with the Jockey Club lately. So it is no surprise that the television anchor had sweet things to say about it last week when she was promoting the race day in Sha Tin. She is even considering having her wedding banquet at the club.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

A valley of excitement

Happy Valley is one of the oldest inhabited areas of Hong Kong Island. Its Cantonese name is Pao Ma Dei and it is famous for its internationally acclaimed racecourse.

However, the area has also witnessed a rapid rise in residential developments in recent years due to its convenient location and proximity to the rest of Hong Kong Island and beyond.

28 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Forever young and radiant

La Prairie cellular serum launch

Where: Happy Valley Racecourse

When: March 19

What: The beauty product line hosted a glamorous dinner party for some of the town's top socialites to introduce its newest anti-ageing skin cream in the track's exclusive owner box.

23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Stylish in the saddle for photo finish

Kent & Curwen spring/summer preview

Where: Happy Valley racecourse

When: November 10

What: Inspired by the Centenary Sprint Cup race, the sporty British label turned the racetrack into a catwalk to celebrate its new collection full of horse-racing motifs and elements. Guests were set to be off to the races in style.

18 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Night to Remember

A hedge fund fight night in Britain inspired Rob Derry, managing director of Ironmonger Events, to launch a similar event in Hong Kong.

'I liked the idea of white-collar boxing, training hedge fund managers and bankers to box over a six-month period and then creating rivalry by pitching company against company,' Derry says.

24 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Starlit show sells out

About 18,000 free tickets to what has been called Hong Kong's largest symphonic event were snatched up within two days of their release last weekend.

5 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

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