At The Race

If you have never been racing before, hopefully the below information will help you get the most out of the experience.


On Arrival

Once you arrive at the Ngong Racecourse, it is a good idea to buy a race card at the entrance. The race card is the day’s program and consists of information on the various races of the day. If the information on the races is not clear, rely on beginners luck!


The Parade Ring

This is where the horses are taken round after they have been saddled and before the jockeys mount them. This is usually the centre of attention and you will notice camera crews focusing on the activity. Interviews are also conducted here and the trainers, jockeys and horse owners usually have their last discussion before the jockeys are given the go ahead by the stewards to mount the horses. Punters also take keen interest as this is where one might be able to detect the mood of each horse and maybe predict the winner of the next race.


Placing A Bet

One can place a bet at any of the tote stations all across the racecourse. The tote operators will also explain the various bets available. Once you have placed your bet, you will be issued with a receipt that you will use to claim your win. Good Luck!


Watching The Races

The racecourse has three well designed grandstands that you can enjoy watching racing from. We also have various TV screens on the grounds that you can closely follow the race on.


After The Races

Time flies fast when one is enjoying a day at the races but don’t leave before you have enjoyed a meal or drink at the various restaurants located at the racecourse.


Entry Fee Charges

Adults Kshs. 500/- Children Kshs. 50/-