Kelso Racecourse

01573 224767


Kelso has a clear commitment to provide the highest possible prize money across a wide range of races to cater for the largest spread of local and travelling owners. Kelso also works hard to ensure our owners have the best possible experience from their day's racing whether they win or lose!


Managing Director: Jonathan Garratt
Clerk of the Course: TBC
Owners Liaison: Fran Marshall Tel: 07771 911259 Email:

Racecourse Badge Scheme for Owners fixtures:13 of 13 fixtures
ROA Car Park Label exemptions: None

Horsemans Group Prize-money contract: Yes - Standard Tier
Racecourse Group: Independent
Racing Channel: Racing TV
Left-handed course. Click here for Racing Post course guide
Racecourse Photographer: John Grossick - 01387 750512 / 07710 461723
Stabling capacity: 93
Track Talk Updates:

Kelso use padded hurdles at all their meetings as opposed to the traditional birch framed hurdles.

By Car: 
The course is one mile north of Kelso on the B6461 Ednam Road. Kelso is off the A698 by the A68 & A7 from Edinburgh and the A699 from the West.
Directions from Galashiels (Approx 18 miles): Exit Galashiels heading south on the A7. After 1 mile take the first exit on the roundabout, onto the A6091. After 4.8 miles take the second exit on the roundabout, onto the A68. After 2.3 miles, turn left onto Main Street. Continue onto B6404. After 5.8, turn right onto B6397. After 2.5 miles, turn right onto A6089. At the next roundabout, take the first exit. After 0.4 miles turn left.
Directions from Edinburgh (Approx 45 miles): From the Sherriffhall roundabout on the city bypass, take the A68. After 12.6 miles, take the first exit off the roundabout onto the A697. After 7.7 miles turn right onto the A6089. After 12 miles take the first exit from the roundabout. After 0.4 miles turn left.
Directions from Berwick Upon Tweed (Approx 24 miles): From the A1, take the A698. After 12.4 miles take the second exit on the roundabout onto the A697. After 3 miles, branch left back onto the A698. After 7 miles take the third exit off the roundabout, onto the A6089. After 1 mile, turn right.
Directions from Newcastle (Approx 69 miles): From the A1, take the A696. After 29.8 miles, turn right onto the A68. After 25.4 miles, turn right onto the A698. After 9.5 miles, take the second exit off the roundabout onto the A6089. After 1 mile, turn right.
By Train: The nearest station is Berwick-on-Tweed and is 22 miles from the course.
By Bus:There is a limited bus service to the course. 

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C-19 badges

Following the announcement of a full lockdown until at least the end of January, the Scottish Government has confirmed that racing can continue behind closed doors. Only those essential to staging fixtures may attend and must continue to follow the protocols already in place. No owners will be permitted to attend a fixture until further notice.



Under tier 4 restrictions, Kelso has an allocation of four badges per runner.

Additional badges can be applied for – contact the course directly for this. Any regional restrictions, the number of other owners attending on the day, and the “rule of six” will be factors influencing if your request can be accommodated.

Owners who live in an area currently under regional or local restrictions are reminded to follow the Government advice in that area.

Please also check your emails from PASS and the racecourse website for further updates on badge allocation and specific attendance protocols.

The most recent Scottish Government advice can be found here:

Kelso will use Weatherbys to send post-entry and post-declaration e-mails to the connections of racehorse owners with a runner. 
Owners are asked to phone (01573 221 221) or e-mail ( the racecourse office directly with their badge requests. The number of badges that can be allocated will be informed by the regional guidance at the time.

Badges will be allocated to individuals in the form of bar-coded tickets so that they can subsequently scan them into and out of the racecourse enclosure.
Owners contact details will be held on the ticketing system for a minimum of three weeks in order to comply with track and trace protocols.
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