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Situated in the Scottish borders, Kelso stages national hunt racing through the autumn, winter and spring with their fixtures usually beginning in October and ending, for a summer break, in May.  The course is deep in the countryside on the B6461 Ednam Road which can be reached via the A698. The nearest major town is Galashiels but it is more than 20 miles from the nearest railway station, at Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Buses to the town of Kelso, a mile away, are infrequent.


Left-handed, both the hurdles and chase courses at Kelso are barely a mile in circumference but there is a stiff uphill climb to the finish of around a quarter-of-a-mile and the nature of a race can change after the runners have jumped the final obstacle. Construction of the current track and its facilities began, at Berrymoss, in 1822. It only staged Flat racing at that time but switched to jumping in 1888.


The Morebattle Hurdle, contested in February, is fast becoming an important trial for Cheltenham and there have some high-class winners down the years who have gone on to be prominentat The Festival. Simonsig won it in 2012. The Premier Kelso Hurdle, a Grade 2 novices’ event, is another decent race that usually attracts a quality field.


Nick Alexander’s chasers and Alan Swinbank’s hurdlers have a decent record at Kelso but the trainer to follow, in general is Nicky Richards. He uses this track to educate some of his nicer bumper horses and his chasers also have a good strike-rate.
 

Sunday 25th May Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.05 Gold Futures 10/3 View Result
2.40 Gleann Na Ndochais 10/1 View Result
3.10 Double Whammy 8/1 View Result
3.45 Robin's Command 5/2 View Result
4.20 Mister Spingsprong 2/1 View Result
4.55 Everaard 4/1 View Result
5.30 Beggar's Velvet 9/1 View Result
6.00 Ground Invasion 5/6 View Result
Wednesday 7th May Results
Time Winner Racecard
1.55 Master Of The Game 9/4 View Result
2.25 Silver Gent 5/1 View Result
2.55 Winter Alchemy 3/1 View Result
3.25 Harris Hawk 3/1 View Result
4.00 Neville Woods 14/1 View Result
4.35 Baileys Concerto 7/2 View Result
5.10 Doktor Glaz 11/4 View Result
Tuesday 22nd April Results
Time Winner Racecard
1.45 Lord Brendy 1/1 View Result
2.15 Doubledisdoubledat 2/1 View Result
2.50 Mr Supreme 1/1 View Result
3.25 Zaru 4/1 View Result
3.55 Robin's Command 7/4 View Result
4.25 Keeneland 4/1 View Result
5.00 Fruit Fayre 10/11 View Result
Monday 7th April Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.00 Katachenko 4/9 View Result
2.30 Landecker 2/1 View Result
3.00 Sudski Star 3/1 View Result
3.30 Sealous Scout 7/4 View Result
4.00 Present Potential 9/2 View Result
4.30 Fentara 11/4 View Result
5.00 Lady Of Verona 5/6 View Result
5.30 Hunters Belt 11/1 View Result


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