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By Gayatri Bhaumik | May 30th, 2018

Ready to turn up the fun? This June, the Happy Valley Racecourse is kick-starting its much-loved Happy Wednesday summer racing event with a party like no other! On June 6, 13, 27 and July 4, the Carnivale of Action will combine the excitement of horse racing with a fiesta-like atmosphere inspired by Rio de Janeiro’s legendary carnival.

As a special treat, The Loop HK readers will receive free entry to the Carnivale of Action and a $50 coupon for food and drinks. Just click here to register and get ready for some fun!

Racegoers enjoying the atmosphere
Racegoers enjoying the atmosphere

In between the on-track action, expect to groove to tunes by live bands alongside Samba dancers. On June 6, home-grown Alt-rock band Esimorp will get the crowd going with their ambient melodies. Resident band Carnivale will keep the crowd dancing through the rest of the month.

Best of all, betting on the horses isn’t the only way to get lucky at the tracks this June. With plenty of fun giveaways and prizes, all racegoers will have the chance to go home as winners when they buy two pints of San Miguel beer. And polish your beer pong skills, because purchasing two pints of Heineken enters you into a game – without the mandatory drinking – with three winners each night. Up for grabs? An exclusive UCL x Heineken Official Limited Sports Camera.

As if that weren’t enough, make sure your photo skills are ready to go, because you could just win round-trip tickets to Taipei with Hong Kong Airlines. Just share your best shots of the night to Instagram using the #HappyWednesdayHK tag, and you could be on your way!

Tacos with chili beans, just one of the mouth-watering dishes on offer at the Carnivale of Action.
Tacos with chili beans, just one of the mouth-watering dishes on offer at the Carnivale of Action.

It’s not a real party if there’s no food and drinks, so start by cooling down with a new range of fruity frozen beers by Kirin in blackberry, passion-fruit, and coconut. If you buy two, you’ll also go home with a Kirin Ichiban glass.  As for food? Sample everything from American corn dogs and Vietnamese shrimp and celery rice rolls to deep fried Jalapeños stuffed with cheddar cheese and ranch dressing and crispy Cajun chicken with coleslaw ciabatta.

Don’t hold your horses on this one. Get down to the Happy Valley Racecourse and make sure you’re a front runner for all the fun and prizes on offer.

Written by The Loop HK for Happy Wednesday.