Kelso ground team are the best

KELSO Racecourse has been proclaimed the best jumping track in the country at the national Groundstaff Awards.

Sponsored by Pitch Care and Watt Fences the awards cover all 61 courses in the UK, with prizes for the top jumping track, the top flat track and the leading dual purpose track.

Kelso just beat Huntingdon, with Chester winning the flat track and Leicester winning the dual purpose award.

Clerk of the Course, Hazel Peplinski ,said: “Kelso has had an extremely challenging 12 months. However, Brian Meikle and his team have answered every call magnificently and have retained their sense of humour throughout.”