Horse racing at Kelso offers the unique charm of a bygone era, coupled with the very best in modern facilities.
Add to this the friendliness of our staff and patrons, plus superb high quality National Hunt Racing in very picturesque surroundings and you have the reason for Kelso's reputation as Britain's Friendliest Course.
Come to Kelso Races... It's an offer you can't refuse!
The tremendous, and often quoted, atmosphere created at Kelso ensures that all races staged at the borders track are fully sponsored and many local, national and international companies return on a regular basis allowing the Executive to offer above-average prize money.
A truly memorable day is definitely on the cards, whether you be a sponsor, racegoer or guest and a warm welcome awaits you.
Kelso's great character is dominated by the presence of the original grandstand which is flanked on either side by two modern stands, which blend in well, providing the very best facilities for both Members and Tattersalls Enclosures with excellent and uninterrupted covered stepped viewing of the whole course.
Kelso's very strong betting ring is sited behind the new Tattersalls Grandstand thus allowing all the facilities to be sited much closer to the action than at any other racecourse. This greatly increases the feeling of fun and the excitement and adds enormously to the atmosphere of the whole day.
Situated in the Scottish Borders, the picturesque market town of Kelso is set on the confluence of the rivers Teviot and Tweed.
The town of Kelso is the home of Floors Castle which was designed in 1718 for the 1st Duke of Roxburghe by Sir John Vanbrugh, although just over 100 years later the house was redesigned again.
Today it is still the home of the Duke of Roxburghe and you can see fine views of the Castle from the bridge across the River Tweed at Kelso.
Getting there by railway:- The racecourse organises a bus-transfer from Tweedbank Station (about 25 minutes away) which is on the Borders Railway Line from Edinburgh Waverley. The nearest East Coast station (for trains from London and York) is Berwick-upon-Tweed, 22 miles away. Taxi transfers should ideally be booked in advance.
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