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Earliest meeting: Tuesday 10th April 1860
Final meeting: Saturday 22nd April 1882
The race meetings organised by the United Border Hunt took place at a range of Scottish towns over a 22 year period. The earliest recorded meeting took place at Wark, near Cornhill, in 1860 and continued at this venue for the next 7 years except for 1866 when it was staged at Kimmerghame. The meeting then transferred to Stodrig, near Kelso, on farmland owned by Mr Usher, for the next 14 years, with the final meeting taking place on Saturday 22nd April 1882. The meeting transferred to its final home, Kelso racecourse from 1883.

This racecourse is covered in Volume 3 of Racecourses Here Today and Gone Tomorrow. Ordering details shown below.
Local Patrons Mr C J Cunningham & Mr C Langley (Stewards)
Principal Races United Border Hunt Steeplechase, Mosstroopers Chase

Saturday 22nd April 1882
United Border Hunt Steeplechase over 3 ¼ miles
1. Gerons, aged horse owned by Mr C J Cunningham
2. Fidget, aged horse owned by Mr J G Menzies
3. Sugarloaf, aged horse owned by Mr C Langley

The final meeting took place on Saturday 22nd April 1882.
Course today Initially at Wark and then at Stodrig, some 3 miles from Kelso.
If you have photos, postcards, racecards. badges, newspaper cuttings or book references about the old course, or can provide a photo of how the ground on which the old racecourse stood looks today, then email johnwslusar@gmail.com

Much of the information about this course has been found using internet research and is in the public domain. However, useful research sources have been:-

London Illustrated News

Racing Illustrated 1895-1899

The Sporting & Dramatic Illustrated

Northern Turf History Volumes 1-4 by J.Fairfax-Blakeborough

The Sporting Magazine

A Long Time Gone by Chris Pitt first published in 1996 ISBN 0 900599 89 8

Racing Calendars which were first published in 1727

ISBN 978-0-9957632-0-3

652 pages

774 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-1-0

352 pages

400 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-2-7

180 pages

140 former courses

ISBN 978-0-9957632-3-4

264 pages

235 former courses

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