A Pimms and a picnic at Kelso Races


Race-goers attending Ladies Day at Kelso Races on Sunday, May 25 can take advantage of a special package that will make the excitement of watching and winning that much more an occasion.

The Pimms and Picnic Package offers a special marquee, members’ entry, a glass of Pimms and an exclusive canvas bag of picnic fare.

Available at £45 a head, the exclusive ticket also provides vouchers, competitions and a live band post racing.

For the first time, the special marquee will be in the middle of the course, and Pimms and Picnic Punters can reserve a picnic table seating 4-6 people, and enjoy a champagne and cocktail cash bar, cctv, betting and toilet facilities.

Ashley Hogg, marketing manager for Kelso Races said: “The exclusive marquee will be opposite the Tweedie Stand and will provide the perfect trackside base for the afternoon’s racing.

“The special package includes Members Hospitality Entrance Badge, Racecard, a Glass of Pimms on arrival, a Limited Edition Kelso Races Jute Bag containing a sweet and savoury picnic selection, and an all-important Pre-Race Tipster Talk. And afterwards, the party atmosphere will continue with our live band and disco”

Exclusive Slaley Hall vouchers will be presented to all ladies through the gate, prizes for the Best Dressed Couple and Best Dressed Lady, sponsored by A Hume Clothing of Kelso will be awarded, with Tweed Magee jackets for the 3 winners. The winner of the Best Hat competition, sponsored by Karen Reid Designs of Kelso will receive a £200 voucher for Karen Reid Designs and bottle of Prosecco. The boutique shopping marquee with stand spaces for arts, crafts, clothing, and countryside stalls are also expected to add to the experience for race-goers.

The Race Day itself is expected to attract over 4500 visitors, and more details and booking facilities are available online at http://www.kelso-races.co.uk/buy/raceday-tickets/view/pimms-and-picnic-package-ladies-day/p-107715.

Further information can be obtained from Ashley Hogg at events@kelso-races.co.uk for a booking form or on 07824158650.