Kelso Races


Situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders, this popular track is known as “Britain’s Friendliest Racecourse”. Hosting 12 racedays in 2012, mainly in the winter, this is one of the most popular venues for enthusiasts of Jump racing.

The first recorded race meeting in Kelso took place at Caverton Edge in 1734. Races were also later held at Blakelaw. The foundation stone of the stand at the current racetrack at Berrymoss was laid on the 12 July 1822.

Kelso was a flat racing track until 1888, when the United Border Hunt moved to the course. Since then, Kelso has run exclusively under National Hunt rules

Since 1822 many of the sports legendary thoroughbred racehorses have enthralled the crowds at this picturesque and historic course in Great Britain.

Some useful sites:

http://www.scottishracing.co.uk/kelso-racecourse.asp
http://www.visitscottishborders.com/WhatToSee/HorseRiding/kelso_races.aspx