A beautiful place to enjoy horse racing
I remember Ngong Racecourse hosting The Salama Fikira Kenya Derby Race day, which was in celebration of 110 years of horse racing in Kenya. Can you imagine the total number of laps around a track in the course of 110 years? The gates were open at 11:30 making this a great lunch destination for my Sunday afternoon. Apart from the display of pure strength in the horses and the bravery of the jockeys, horse racing also brings along a handful of traditions. My friends and I had a ball during our day at the races. It was striking that it was the most racially-mixed crowd and had the broadest range of ages that we experienced any place that we went. My friends had the preposterous experience of finding themselves homesick in the Irish Bar, but I was taken under the wing of a big family group of jockeys, horse owners, and their friends. Not only is Ngong Race Course known for horse racing and big events, but it is also a beautiful place to watch birds. Having attended different events here, the place can accommodate very many people. The parking is tricky, therefore it is advised to carpool or use a cab. I would advise people to always carry maasai shukas or picnic blankets for sitting. Even better for those having foldable chairs, you are allowed to bring them. If you own a cooler, you can buy their beverages and come enjoy it with friends. It is an open area, thus carrying an umbrella is always advised for both rain and shine. A day at the race course would not be complete without the appropriate food and fashion.