About Us

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.

The Ngong Race Course and Golf Park is the only horse racing course in East Africa and is owned by the Jockey Club of Kenya with the focus of regulating the Sport of Horse racing in Kenya, while ensuring that it meets International standards.

Ngong Racecourse is situated on Ngong Road towards Karen and has the most beautiful grounds, offering a tranquil setting away from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. The Racecourse is a very popular wedding destination and annually hosts many other functions such as the Christmas Craft Fair, Concours d’Elégance, Beerfest, Shaggy Dog Show, Heart to Heart Fun Day, including visiting South African Johnny Clegg and his band. There are restaurants to cater for everyone, with adequate & secure parking, as well as washrooms.

Race days provide the perfect day out in an environment of leisure and networking opportunities. The grounds also provide a number of exciting opportunities to showcase your brand, increasing brand awareness and visibility, while entertaining your invited Corporate clients during the race meet. Apart from horse racing and golf events, we have Corporate and Social events year round that provide advertisers with exclusive access to showcase their products.


To maintain, promote and improve the sport of horse racing and the associated industry in Kenya.


To see a thriving breeding and racing industry (you cannot have horses without breeders!) and also increase in the number of horses racing to have bigger fields and more exciting races.

To turn the race course into a centre where on race days large numbers of spectators enjoy the sport.

To provide top class training facilities for horses with an increase in the number of African trainers.

To provide facilities for conferences and seminars with the latest technology, in a green environment 10 miles from Nairobi city centre.

To provide a safe area for people to enjoy golfing, walks in the forest and even sport fishing in our dams.

To bring live betting on horse racing to the rest of the country.