Tag: 'Ken and Bev Kelso'


Legarto on the hunt for further Flemington Group 1 success

Ken Kelso is hoping lightning might strike twice when Legarto makes her second start at Flemington in Saturday’s Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m).

Legarto in for massive payday

The connections of favourite Legarto are in for a massive payday following Saturday’s Group 1 Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes, irrespective of the result.

Legarto proves too classy in Herbie Dyke Stakes

Ken and Bev Kelso have long believed Legarto had the potential to excel over 2000m, and their stable star proved them right in the Group...

Alabama Lass makes strong impression on debut

The Kelso's were relatively confident heading into Alabama Lass' raceday debut at Matamata on Wednesday, but she far exceeded those expectations.

Legarto looking to snare Aotearoa Classic riches

Trainers Ken and Bev Kelso couldn’t be happier with heir glamour mare Legarto ahead of Saturday’s inaugural running of the $1 million Aotearoa Classic (1600m).

Legarto makes a mess of rivals at Ellerslie

Legarto towered above all other talking points with a commanding performance in Sunday’s Aotearoa Classic Preview (1400m).

Kelso’s set to unleash My Annie Belle

Regally-bred filly My Annie Belle is set to make her much anticipated debut at Matamata on Friday for trainers Bev & Ken Kelso.

Legarto out to extend proud Kiwi record in Golden Eagle

New Zealand has held a strong influence on the $10 million Golden Eagle and top-class mare Legarto has the opportunity to add to that record...

Legarto poised to strike in Matamata Cup

Ken & Bev are drawing inspiration from Waverley Star as they ready their Group One-winning mare, Legarto, for the upcoming Listed Matamata Cup on Saturday.

Improving weather key for Legarto

Ken and Bev Kelso are gearing up for the Group 1 Arrowfield Stud Plate at Hastings on Saturday with high hopes for their hot favourite,...

Legarto with target on her back ahead of Tarzino Trophy

In the upcoming Group 1 Tarzino Trophy (1400m) at Hastings on Saturday, Legarto is carrying the weight of being the favourite.

Legarto pleases in Te Rapa trial

Last season’s standout three-year-old filly Legarto pleased trainers Ken and Bev Kelso with her first public hit-out this preparation at Te Rapa on Tuesday.

Curtain set to come down on Levante’s star-studded career

On the eve of her final raceday appearance, it has been announced that four-time Group One winner Levante will go up for auction.

Valiant Levante on target for Randwick test

Top-class mare Levante has taken no harm from her courageous effort in the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) with the focus now on a...

Levante lands in Sydney ahead of George Ryder

Levante’s Sydney autumn carnival mission has got off to the right start with a smooth trans-Tasman flight ahead of her campaign opener in next Saturday’s...

All go for Legarto for Melbourne

Fresh from a top-level victory last weekend, Ken and Bev Kelso are looking forward to the challenge of another in Melbourne. The Kelsos’ outstanding three-year-old...

Fourth Group One for Levante

Matamata-trained mare Levante added a fourth Group One victory to her résumé when she defeated another class performer in La Crique to take out the...

Dee booked for Legarto in Guineas

Jockey Michael Dee has been booked for the plum ride on top class filly Legarto in next month’s Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m). The Ken...

Levante the queen of the Trentham turf once again

Champion sprinting mare Levante returned to the scene of her inaugural Group One victory on Saturday and made it back-to-back triumphs in the Group 1...

Legarto remains unbeaten after Eight Carat Classic victory

Class three-year-old filly Legarto maintained her unbeaten record with a stunning performance to win the Group 2 Eight Carat Classic (1600m) at Pukekohe after most...

Levante on track for Railway

Group One targets await Levante in the New Year, with a trip across the Tasman in the offing should she perform to her usual high...

Pre-race drama no barrier for Legarto in 1000 Guineas

There was drama aplenty around Legarto’s triumph in Monday’s Group 1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton on Monday – all of it before...

Group 1 target for Kelso-trained Supera

Talented four-year-old Supera landed her first stakes success last weekend when winning the Group 3 Tui- Backing A Winner Since 1889 Anniversary Handicap (1600m) and...

Kelso eyes NZ Derby with Penteverest

Penteverest could be set on a path towards the Group 1 New Zealand Derby (2400m) in March after impressing his connections with his victory in...

Time favours Next Up

Next Up continued his family’s winning ways when victorious in the Waterview 1360m at Avondale on Wednesday. The Shinko King gelding closed late to win...