Kelso - British Racecourse

Rural jump racing in the Borders

About Kelso Racecourse:

Kelso Racecourse is the ideal place to visit for a first time race goer or a seasoned professional. The Scottish Borders National in December, Morebattle Hurdle in February and the Grade 2 Premier Hurdle in March are the three principal race fixtures. The track is left-handed and is famed for its long, uphill three furlong run-in. The course normally rides on the fast side.  It provides a firm but fair test for the horses, and plenty can change up front in-running as the race unfolds up that long home straight. Accompanied children 17 years and under are admitted free to the course. Dogs are allowed and must be kept on leads at all times.                                  

Course Details: Left-handed and undulating. Hurdles course of 1m1f is sharp, more so than 1m 3f chase track, which has 2f run-in.

Getting there, directions and parking:

Train - The Borders Railway opened September 2015 creating new opportunities for travel, directly from Edinbugh to Tweedbank via 6 Border towns. If you are coming from the South the nearest station is Berwick-on-Tweed and is 22 miles from the course.

Bus - There is a limited bus service to the course.

Parking - Free parking for cars is provided in the grass field to the west of the entrance gates.


Places to stay nearby:

The Old Mill B&B (0.1 miles)
South Road, Wooler NE71 6NL, England
Tel: 01668 283249
Millyard House (0.2 miles)
12 South Rd, Wooler NE71 6NL, England
Tel: 01668 282165

Pubs Nearby:

The White Swan (9.1 miles)
Warenford, Belford NE70 7HY, England
Tel: 01668 213453
The Black Bull Inn (0.1 miles)
High Street, Wooler NE71 6BY, England
Tel: 01668 281 309



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