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A Punters Guide to KELSO RaceTrack - Left Hand,Right Hand,Galloping,Easy.KELSO Racecourse Facts.

A description of Kelso Racetrack - Gradients,Direction,Trivia, - Kelso Racecourse.

Kelso Racecourse is a Scottish venue located in the borders area between Scotland and England.

Like most courses in U.K. Kelso race left handed.

Bends here are sharp (both the chase and hurdle circuits) and runners need agility to negotiate those bends.


Stamina is also required at Kelso as the run in of 3 furlongs is uphill and quite a punishing test at the end of race.

Dramatic finishes to races are a feature at Kelso as victory can be snatched late from front runners who tire as they approach the winning line.

Nine fences ( 2 open ditches)  to jump  each circuit in chases at Kelso,and the fences are,like most tracks now,much easier than bygone days.

Kelso circuit is just over a mile in distance,and the layout is oval.

Natural drainage of area means that going is rarely heavy or testing at Kelso.

Often voted as The Best Small Racecourse of Scotland and northern England.

Kelso Racecourse is one of 5 racetracks in Scotland.

Horse racing in Kelso area since 1734,but current Kelso track started in 1822.

Kelso used to have flat racing,but that ended way back in 1888,and from then firmly National Hunt racing only.

Good selection of fast food outlets,and there are also restaurants on site,but you may need to book in advance.

Golf fans could combine a racing and golfing break in area as Kelso Racecourse has a full 18 hole golf course within the track.


Kelso has remote location,and if you have the means,helicopters can land here - but let them know before raceday.

Kelso hosts about 14 meetings,all National Hunt,through the year.

Senior Citizens and students get reduced entry tickets on all race days at Kelso.

If you like the VIP treatment,book in advance one of Kelso's private boxes that can cater for up to 50 people.

There is no dress code for racegoers here - just wear extra layers as winter weather can be bracing at Kelso.

Locals can book racecourse facilities for weddings,parties,conferences etc. - contact events manager.

Disabled people are well cared for at Kelso,with,raised viewing platforms,mobility scooters for hire (3),toilet facilities - and your carer can get in for free.

Racegoers who travel by rail are not very well served,as the nearest station is Berwick on Tweed,which is 22 miles from racetrack,and the only way to get to track is by taxi.However,if you can get to local station,Tweedbank,there is a bus service provided by the track,and costs 6 pounds return (price at time of this review).

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