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Kelso Ladies DayFeatured Event
Where to be for the best views
From the beginning of the 2018-19 season the racecourse will now operate with only one enclosure taking down barriers between the paddock and members areas to create more space, better accessibility as well as a more friendly and welcoming environment for all.
Children 17 years and under are admitted free to the course when accompanied by an adult.
How to find us
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.
The Borders Railway presents opportunities for travel, directly from Edinburgh to Tweedbank via 6 Border towns – our Track2Track Track ticket includes Paddock entry and your return bus transfer from Tweedbank station to the Racecourse.
If you are coming from the South the nearest station is Berwick-on-Tweed and is 22 miles from the course.
There is a limited bus service to the course.
Free parking for cars is provided in the grass field to the west of the entrance gates.
What to wear
There is no dress code at Kelso Races, but most people dress "smart casual".
For a lot of people (especially on Ladies Day) dressing up is all part of the fun of going racing.
To enjoy all aspects of the Racecourse you will need to do a fair bit of walking around, so give
particular thought to your footwear, and of course with our racing season running between October and May you may want to be prepared for the unpredictable Scottish weather!
Kelso Racecourse is a National Hunt course staging jumps racing from September through until May in the beautiful Borders countryside and picturesque town of Kelso.
We offer a variety of raceday tickets and packages including our Track 2 Track deal, which will give you return transport from Tweedbank Station to the racecourse allowing you to leave the car at home and make the most of our hospitality!
Known as Britain's Friendliest Racecourse a very warm welcome awaits.
We look forward to seeing you soon!