Photographs courtesy of Miles Dosher. Visit his site on:-


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An aerial view of the action.

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No mobile phones here, they still use cans to talk to each other.

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Correspondent Miles Dosher abandoned his home in Burton on Trent to make for the bright lights of Hong Kong and the chance of riches at Happy Valley racecourse, a racecourse since 1846.

The images he displays on this site show a vibrant racecourse, buzzing with enthusiastic, oriental gamblers eager to make their fortune on the next race, or the one after that, or the .............

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The racing season at Happy Valley lasts from September to June and boasts a betting turnover in excess of 91 billion Hong Kong dollars. Meetings take place most Wednesday evenings and often on a Saturday or Sunday. Another course at Shatin hosts racing at the weekends.

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