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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

£50,000 prize money on offer at festive races

KELSO racecourse stages its festive meeting this Saturday with nearly £50,000 of prize money on offer.

The feature race of the card is the Timeform Jury handicap steeplechase with a total prize fund of £10,000 run over two miles, about seven-and-a-half furlongs.

Course specialist Super Ally – all his four career wins have come at Kelso – is set to build on his excellent strike-rate for trainer Andrew Parker and owner Ray Green.

One of Scotland’s most famous racehorse trainers Peter Monteith is remembered by family and friends in the two-mile one-furlong handicap steeple.

David Stevenson of Ashleybank Investments in Langholm sponsors the memorial race for Reg and Betty Tweedie.

The first race is sponsored anonymously to raise awareness of the Children’s Immunology Trust which raises funds for an immunology base at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh and funds research into children’s bone marrow transplant and the bubble unit in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Iain Middlemiss of Middlemiss Embroidery has stepped in to take the mares novices hurdle.

Radio Borders will run the charity tea room for its charity Cash for Kids and do an outside broadcast from the course.

All racegoers who attended on Sunday, December 9 will be admitted to the paddock for £5 if they present paddock slips or members’ badges at the members’ office this Saturday.

After the racing, a DJ will play in the Pavilion Marquee.


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