Ngong Racecourse is a racecourse in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the main and currently only thoroughbred racing venue in Kenya. It is located along the Ngong Road near the Lenana School and next to The Nairobi Business Park, beside ngong forest. It is operated by the Jockey Club of Kenya.Put Ngong Racecourse and other Nairobi attractions into our Nairobi trip planning website, and watch your holiday take shape.
The racecourse was opened 1954, when it replaced the old racecourse in Kariokor, near Nairobi CBD. Ngong Racecourse is nowadays the only racecourse in Kenyan although there were races in other towns, including Eldoret, Nakuru, Nanyuki and Limuru. The first horse racing event in Kenya took place in 1904 in Machakos with Somali ponies.
There are on average 25 race meetings annually of which the most prominent is the annual Kenya Derby, which was first held in 1914. Races are held there on alternate Sundays. Apart from horse racing, the venue has used for cross country running competitions, and it has acted as a special stage for the Safari Rally. It has also been used for Ostrich racing.
Ngong Racecourse Reviews
went in for a race and it was just amazing the horses were cute the only thing that was a bit tough was the crowd that was difficult to handle or rather manage. more »
If you pick the right race you can enjoy the flair of the British Commonwealth ... Maybe, one day, her Majesty will show up herself .. more »
I was there for Concur de Elegance. I'd recommend for anyone who needs a spacious place to hold an event.
Perfect event hosting ground. Its outside the city and the forest behind gives a blissful touch. Side note, it gets really cold at night so if it's a night thing, dress warmly
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