About Jockey Club of Kenya
The Jockey Club of Kenya is the governing body of thoroughbred racing. Our focus is on providing leadership and enabling innovation within racing to ensure the exciting sport retains its pre-eminent position in Kenya, Africa and internationally. Jockey Club of Kenya offers you an opportunity to watch horse racing at the Nairobi racecourse in Karen. Its only 25 a minutes' drive from the city centre and is located along the Ngong Road besides the Ngong Road Forest between the estates of Woodley, Langata and Karen.It is operated by the Jockey Club of Kenya. Ngong racecourse is a right hand turf track of about 2400 metres. It includes a six furlong straight and two chutes of 2060 metres and 1800 metres. The facility also includes sand and dirt training tracks both inside the turf track.
Ngong racecourse is a right hand turf track of about 2400 metres. It includes a six furlong straight and two chutes of 2060 metres and 1800 metres. The facility also includes sand and dirt training tracks both inside the turf track.There are usually 7-9 races held per Sunday meeting each at 30 minutes interval. The first race commences at 1:05 pm
Betting & Membership
Enjoy watching the horse races and also betting on the horses. Horse racing and gambling are delicately intertwined, for the simple fact that all betting proceeds go towards supporting the racing industry which employs over 2,000 people.Betting at Ngong Racecourse is done through a totalisator pool betting system. Daily betting is available at the Racecourse for both football and horse racing through Phumelela Gaming and Leisure, the largest provider of betting in South Africa, allowing all bettors at different locations to access the same betting pool.The minimum bet on the Tote System is 1 US Dollar but the system can take bets of any higher amount that the punter may wish to make.
Although formerly a closed organization for only the very prominent racing personalities, the club is now a modern Membership club, open to all. Membership of the Jockey Club of Kenya guarantees you all the prestige and tradition that has been associated with horse racing in Kenya. One does Not need to own a horse to gain membership and any interested person may apply to join. Membership Entry Kshs 50,000/- Annual subscription Kshs 50,000/-