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1921

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1954

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EVENTS

First races in Machakos with Somali ponies.

Racing Starts in Kenya at Kariokor, Nairobi under the auspices of the East African Turf Club.

First stallion imported (Trafalgar).

The East African Turf Club is renamed as the Jockey Club of Kenya.

Gymkhana racing commences in Eldoret, Limuru, Nyahururu, Nakuru, Nanyuki, Njoro, Molo and Machakos. meetings often associated with polo tournaments.

Racing continues and ceases outside of Nairobi.

Rules of racing updated and modernized.

Racing ceases in Eldoret and land surrendered to Government.

Kenya first Commonwealth country to allow Sunday racing (previously racing was on Friday and Saturday)

Racing ceases in Nakuru.

Photo-finish introduced.

Races for Kenyan Born Riders introduced.

Medication control introduced with samples sent to UK.

Structure of JCK changes to Members Limited Company managed by Directors (Stewards now only responsible for racing issues).

JCK established Veterinary service to improve breeding.

JCK Stud Book recognized by international Studbook.

Major importation of horses from Southern Africa.

Horse passports introduced.Rule on vaccination against Equine Influenza effected.

Established satellite Link to broadcast overseas.

Business park opened.

JCK opens Kenya's first public golf course.

Major celebration for the JCK centenary with the title sponsor being Tusker.

Established link with phumelela Gold circle and tellytrack enabling other nations to bet on Kenya racing.

Racing from RSA, UK, Zim, Singapore, Dubai offered to Kenya punters via satellite.

Kenya classic races opened to imported horses.

Kenyan bred horses score victories in SA racing.

Off-course betting takes off.