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While student leaders try to negotiate with Government Officials whereas the city’s Chief Executive continues to play a tedious game of hide and seeking while tap dancing away from any responsibility along with those other cowardly lions who started Occupy Central and allowed it to be hijacked and turned into a leaderless circus, those seeking a few hours away from this madness will be heading to Happy Valley Racecourse tonight for the relaunch of the HKJC’s happy happy Happy Wednesday nights.

From being only about what goes on at the track’s Beer Garden- a ‘feel good’ meeting place for those wishing to take in horse racing, up close and personal, while being in a unique and huge outdoor pub under the stars- a Happy Wednesday has evolved to be A Night At The Races- but with that “outdoor pub” becoming an indoor outdoor Club with many different doors, each one opening up to offer something different.

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Yes, it’s about different strokes for different folks with the common and uncommon denominator being feeling as Happy as a Pharrell Williams song.

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It’s about being Happy to kickback and take in the races from venues like Adrenaline, The Gallery, a private party at Millions or the international buffet of nationalities partying at the Beer Garden.

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And unlike some racing meetings attended in other countries, it’s not about a reason to become totally legless and make total knobs of themselves.

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Perhaps it’s a cultural thing, perhaps it’s how Hong Kong rolls, perhaps it’s some unwritten “rule” stated right from the beginning, but a Happy Valley Happy Wednesday night is about getting happy and getting lucky without becoming hapless daft punks.

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Tonight, apart from all the venues, the racing, and the ‘live’ music, the menu includes the HKJC’s Oktoberfest promotion with its beers, sausages, frauleins, an oompah pah band from Munich, and winners- on and off the track.

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