With fourteen fixtures in the season, Kelso is the home of National Hunt Racing, and it’s race goers are made to feel really welcome. We believe in looking after you in the proper manner that’s why Kelso was voted “Britain’s Friendliest Racecourse” in a Sunday Times Survey. The racecourse is steeped in history, tradition, and utter respect for the sport. The facilities are everything you could want, whether you visit just to lay a fiver on the fourth race and grab a pint, or whether you’ve decided to throw a smoked salmon reception in one of our nineteen private suites – it’s a wonderful balance.
The racecourse itself (much the same as Cheltenham only smaller) has large, solid steeple chase fences and a long, punishing, uphill run-in. Consequently, many trainers use the January and February meetings as a trail for the National Hunt festival and Aintree, bringing top-grade jumpers to the Borders’ premier racecourse.
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.
Kelso racecourse is north of Kelso itself, off the A6089 and the A699. From London, take the A1(M) then pick up the A697 and A698. From the west, take the M6 exiting Junction 44, then follow the A7 and A698.
The nearest station is at Berwick, 22 miles away, on the line from London Kings Cross.