Tag: 'Bev Kelso'

Les Crayeres

Les Crayeres on song at Tauranga

Promising mare Les Crayeres completed a winning double at Tauranga on Saturday when she took out the opening event on the card at the popular...
Levante

Group One test for Levante

Talented mare Levante will get her first chance to prove herself at elite-level at Ellerslie on New Year’s Day when she contests the Group 1...
Levante

Solid hit-out for Railway favourite

Exciting mare Levante was in action at the Te Aroha trials on Monday, winning her 1000m heat by a head from another talented four-year-old in...
Supera

Supera surging towards finishing line

Ken and Bev Kelso would love nothing more than for classy mare Supera to sign off her career with a win. The Sir Peter Vela-bred...
Sam Collett

Collett celebrates birthday in style

Sam Collett has designs of a great summer aboard the exciting mare Levante after her stunning return to racing in the Listed Counties Bowl (1100m)...
Philip Brown

Syndicate taking success in their stride with Levante

Ancroft Stud owner Philip Brown is keeping his feet on the ground as excitement mounts all around him over the potential of four-year-old galloper Levante....
Levante

Levante stamps her class in Counties Bowl

Exciting four-year-old Levante made a stunning return to the racetrack as she produced her trademark whirlwind finish to take out the Listed Haunui Farm Counites...
Supera

Broodmare paddock beckons Supera

Group 1 performer Supera will resume what will be her last preparation when she tackles the Group 2 Dunstan Feeds Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1400m)...
Supera

Blueblood primed for Windsor Park Plate

Matamata trainers Ken and Bev Kelso know what it takes to win the Group 1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m). The duo prepared quality mare Xanadu...
Callsign Mav

Beaten brigade set their sights on Windsor Park Plate

The Group 1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) at Hastings in a fortnight is shaping as another standout contest based on the comments from connections of...
Shoshone

Course specialist in charge at Ellerslie

Matamata mare Shoshone demonstrated her affinity for the Ellerslie turf when she headed home a quality field over 1200m at the venue on Saturday. The...
Princess Kereru

Star Kelso mares to gallop at Matamata

Group 1 performers Supera and Princess Kereru will take centre stage early as racing returns to Matamata for the first time since the COVID-19 lockdown...
Shoshone

Shoshone shines in Ellerslie victory

Talented three-year-old Shoshone was back to her best as she registered a comprehensive performance to win fresh-up over 1200m at Ellerslie on Saturday. The Ken...
Levante

Group 1 option for Levante

Group 1 performed mare Supera may be joined in next month’s Group 1 Fiber Fresh NZ Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at Te Aroha by emerging...
Levante

Exciting Levante ready for Guineas

Unbeaten three-year-old filly Levante will tackle Group company for the first time on Saturday when she contests the Group 2 carfinance.co.nz Wellington Guineas (1400m) at...
Levante

Bigger challenges ahead for Kelso pair

Matamata trainer Ken Kelso got the answers he was looking for when unbeaten filly Levante and high-class mare Supera won their respective races on their...

Supera stays home for Lisa Chittick Plate

Ken and Bev Kelso have opted for the safe option with their star mare Supera. The Matamata trainers had originally targeted Saturday’s Group 1 Haunui...
Levante

Unbeaten filly on trial for bigger things

Matamata trainers Ken and Bev Kelso will look to raise the bar for exciting filly Levante after taking her to Te Aroha for Friday’s ParkMate.co.nz...
Levante

Kelso ready to challenge exciting three-year-old

A dashing last-to-first victory by exciting prospect Levante on Saturday may force co-trainer Ken Kelso to raise his sights with the Proisir filly. Kelso, who...
Supera

Princess Kereru now in spotlight

Ken and Bev Kelso are happy with Princess Kereru, their Matamata stable’s sole Group 1 candidate at the Ellerslie Christmas-New Year Carnival after a leg...
Supera

Temperament gets the better of Supera

Supera ran her race before the Group 1 Captain Cook Stakes (1600m) at Trentham on Saturday. That’s the summation of Ken Kelso, who trains the...
Supera

Supera set to peak in Captain Cook

High-class mare Supera is likely to start a short-priced favourite to win her maiden Group One when she contests the Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes...
Supera

Supera dominant in Tauranga feature

Progressive mare Supera overcame a wide run in transit throughout to dominate her rivals in the closing stages of the Group 2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes...
Supera

Supera favoured for Tauranga feature

Supera will use Saturday’s Group 2 Gartshore Tauranga Stakes (1600m) as a dress rehearsal for a return to Group 1 racing. The Sir Peter Vela-bred...
Princess Kereru

Railway hopeful set to resume at Rotorua

Ken Kelso isn’t enamored with the prospect of running Princess Kereru on a heavy track at Rotorua on Saturday but he’s even less hung up...