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Kelso Tips

Kelso betting tips page with all the Kelso Racecourse facts to assist you with your tipping and Kelso betting. If you want to be on the right side of your wagers check out all the stats and facts below.

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Kelso Racecourse Information

Kelso Racecourse is situated in the Scottish Borders, is well supported by Scottish and northern-based trainers and attracts quality horses throughout the 15 meetings held during the season.

Type of Racing: National Hunt Only

Kelso Racing Highlights:  The Premier Novice Hurdle held in early March is a grade 2 contest worth over £20k. Horses that win this Novice race often go on to run at the Aintree Grand National meeting, Mount Mews and Le Prezien are recent examples.

The Morebattle Hurdle is run in February and is a condition race over 2 miles and 2 furlongs, the race has been targeted by Nicky Henderson in recent years with Simonsig and Top Notch both winning before heading to Cheltenham.

In December the course hosts the Scottish Borders National, being the time of the year and the fact it's run over four miles, it can be a very demanding race.

TV Channel: Racing TV

Bookmaker Streaming Services are Available from Ladbrokes and William Hill.

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* All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Kelso

Kelso Outright Favourite Statistics

  • Handicap Chases: 50-160 (31%) -22.97
  • Handicap Hurdles: 46-136 (34%) +9.15
  • Non-Handicap Chases: 14-27 (52%) +0.20
  • Non-Handicap Hurdles: 46-91 (51%) -4.04

Kelso Racecourse Map

Left-handed, undulating with a steady climb to the winning post. Generally sharp in nature with the hurdles course being only 9 furlongs, whilst the chase course is a little longer with the outer loop.

Kelso Racecourse Address: Golf Course Road, Kelso, TD5 7SX

Kelso Racecourse Telephone Number: 01573 221 221


To buy tickets for a raceday at Kelso, head over to their official ticket booking webpage


Kelso National Hunt Racecourse Map
Kelso National Hunt Racecourse Map

Tips for Kelso Racecourse

The track can be stiff for hurdlers and chasers so plenty of stamina is sometimes required depending on conditions, however, the horses visually on anything less than very soft or heavy do seem to nip around the track. 

Check the traveller's list before deciding on your bets, it’s a fair way to Kelso. Look to OLBG's best horse racing tipsters who focus on quality races over the jumps.

Kelso Jockey & Trainer Statistics

Who are the best national hunt jockeys and trainers to bet on at Kelso?

Whilst Miss Lucinda V Russell is the most successful trainer at Kelso with a total of forty-six winners, if you backed all of their runners you would be showing a loss. N W Alexander is the most successful trainer at Kelso for those who show a profit if backing all their runners thanks to a total of twenty-nine winners and an LSP of +22.85. If you are looking for a trainer to follow in the eachway market then it is R Michael Smith who leads the way at Kelso, they have had a total of fourteen placings which includes two winners over the previous five for an eachway LSP of +19.94. With an LSP of -82.73 at Kelso, Miss Lucinda V Russell heads the list for worst trainers at this course, which is a result of forty-six winners from three hundred twenty-nine runners which is a strike rate of 14%.

Backing all of the Brian Hughes rides would have produced backing the most winners for a jockey here at Kelso with forty-five but you would have returned a loss by doing so, Ryan Mania leads the way for profitable jockey with an LSP of +11.24 from their thirty-five winners. Grant J Cockburn is the jockey to follow at Kelso if you are backing eachway as they show the best LSP of all the jockeys in the eachway markets, that is +32.08 which is courtesy of their ten placings (two winners). A total of forty-five winners from two hundred seventy-nine rides at Kelso has Brian Hughes at the wrong end of the jockeys' list with their 16% strike rate and worst LSP of -112.14.

Kelso Picks & Hints

Here are some factors at Kelso for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

  • 5-7 (71%) +11.62 - Backing Fergal O'Brien runners when horses are aged 6yo

Kelso Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Kelso based on the number of winners:

  • 28 Wins: A M Thomson & Ryan Mania
  • 25 Wins: Miss Lucinda V Russell & Derek R Fox
  • 15 Wins: D McCain Jnr & Brian Hughes
  • 13 Wins: N W Alexander & Bruce Lynn
  • 10 Wins: Mrs R Dobbin & Craig Nichol

Kelso Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
N W Alexander221-29-74+22.85+9.15
Mrs R Dobbin118-20-42+11.27-2.64
W S Coltherd112-20-42+3.98-4.53
Fergal O'Brien26-11-15+6.85+4.23
G T Bewley63-10-17+2.25-11.75
Mrs A Hamilton31-8-8+18.76+5.97
Ruth Jefferson32-7-15+1.67-0.36
Ewan Whillans63-6-12+18.38+1.43
Micky Hammond42-6-12+14.00+4.85
B M R Haslam29-5-9+3.75+2.97

Kelso Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Ryan Mania160-35-66+11.24+17.72
Sean Quinlan193-31-54+75.71+14.42
Craig Nichol177-27-59+13.63+2.60
Bruce Lynn89-15-38+5.13+12.78
Jonathon Bewley52-9-14+10.50-4.09
P J Brennan17-7-10+5.51+1.70
Thomas Willmott57-6-11+1.00-12.20
James C Bowen14-6-8+20.06+11.46
Miss J Walton17-5-6+43.50+23.63
Oakley Brown12-4-6+18.00+11.25

With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for Kelso Racecourse which includes the favourite statistics, draw bias and the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using results from HorseRaceBase.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field of horse racing. He has a thorough understanding of the sport, from analyzing complex statistical data to being part of a winning syndicate at the Cheltenham Festival. Andy is responsible for managing the horse racing trend blogs on OLBG.
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