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Sunday saw horseracing in Britain taking place at Kelso, Huntingdon, Uttoxeter, while Ireland hosted a meeting at Tipperary but it was Paris and the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe card at Longchamp wher... ...read more

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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.

Saturday 21st March Results
Time Winner Racecard
12.45 Captain Brown 9/2 View Result
1.15 The Last Samuri 9/2 View Result
1.50 Milansbar 10/1 View Result
2.25 Oscar Rock 5/4 View Result
3.00 Tiptoeaway 8/1 View Result
3.35 Hunters Belt 20/1 View Result
4.10 Big River 6/1 View Result
Saturday 28th February Results
Time Winner Racecard
12.55 Ballybolley 5/6 View Result
1.25 Vengeur De Guye 9/2 View Result
2.00 Glingerburn 5/2 View Result
2.35 Douglas Julian 12/1 View Result
3.10 Runswick Royal 9/4 View Result
3.45 Lucematic 16/1 View Result
4.20 Major Malarkey 5/4 View Result
Thursday 12th February Results
Time Winner Racecard
1.00 Endless Credit 7/2 View Result
1.30 William Money 22/1 View Result
2.00 Glingerburn 14/5 View Result
2.30 Holywell 1/4 View Result
3.00 Warriors Tale 9/2 View Result
3.30 Douglas Julian 12/1 View Result
Sunday 11th January Results
Time Winner Racecard
11.40 Donna's Diamond 11/8 View Result
12.10 Tonvadosa 5/2 View Result
12.40 Shades Of Midnight 4/1 View Result
1.10 Lie Forrit 15/8 View Result
1.40 Snuker 7/2 View Result
2.10 Medicine Hat 14/1 View Result
2.40 Nowurhurlin 11/1 View Result

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