Any resident or visitor of Hong Kong has probably spent at least one night betting on the gee gees at the Hong Kong Racecourse. It’s a quintessential Hong Kong experience. But how much do you actually know about the city’s history with horse-racing. Tucked away in the Happy Valley Racecourse, the Hong Kong Racing Museum hopes to enlighten interested visitors.
Since its opening in 1996, the Hong Kong Racing Museum has taken visitors through more than 150 years of history, and aims to tell the story of Hong Kong’s biggest spectator sport and highlight how horse-racing has made significant contributions to the economic and social impact of the city. Chart through the history of the racecourse and racing in Hong Kong, experiencing all the highs and lows, including the fire in 1918 that killed nearly 600 people. There’s also some interesting insight into the charitable activities of the Hong Kong Jockey Club – because yes, they are involved in social projects.