Kelso really is a lovely racecourse and was recently voted the UKs most friendly racecourse. This beautiful racecourse is situated in the picturesque Scottish Borders surrounded by charming countryside and rolling hills. The course is steeped in history and tradition. Opened in 1822 the original building is still the centre of activity on a race day, with coal fires blazing during the cold winter months, it maintains a unique charm that has welcomed race goers for over a century.
Kelso Racecourse

Key Characteristics

Kelso have separate hurdle and chase courses. The Hurdle course is the shorter of the two being only just over a mile all the way round and is particularly tight. The chase course is nine furlongs and has nine fences per circuit, and although not quite a tight as the hurdle course it certainly is not galloping in nature.

Course Summary

Tight left handed track with quite an easy finish, although the last furlong is quite an upward incline.

Difficulty of Fences


Similar Courses, where form should be replicated

Bangor, Fontwell, Aintree, Newton Abbot, Southwell, Market Rasen

Course map

Kelso Racecourse Map