Tag: 'Ken Kelso'

Levante

Levante on target for Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes

A slashing run for second in an open trial held before the first race at Rotorua on Saturday has class mare Levante primed and ready...
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Levante pressing on to Breeders’ Stakes

Levante’s domestic racing season isn’t over just yet with confirmation the high-class mare will be given the opportunity next month to add to her record...
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Australian mission accomplished with Levante

Trainers Ken and Bev Kelso and the connections of top mare Levante can look forward to the Melbourne spring carnival with confidence following her bold...
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Levante to make Australian debut

Group One winner Levante has touched down in Melbourne ahead of her debut run on Australian soil this Saturday in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap...
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Levante makes it consecutive Group One wins

Despite the limited crowd on course due to COVID protocols, there were still plenty of joyous scenes in the Te Rapa grandstand as the connections...
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Spate of abandonments curtail weekend racing

Inclement weather across the country has forced the abandonment of two further race meetings with both the Tauranga meeting on Sunday and the Tauherenikau meeting...
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Levante claims Group One in thrilling Telegraph

High-class mare Levante broke through for a deserved Group One victory in a heart-stopping finish to Saturday’s JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham....
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Levante at top of her game for Group One challenge

All the key indicators point to the high-class mare Levante going close to plugging the only gap in her CV on New Year’s Day at...
King Of Hearts

Russell captures hearts at Otaki

It was a memorable day for Thomas Russell on Friday when he recorded his first training win in a solo capacity at Otaki courtesy of...
Levante

Levante on-target for fruitful campaign

Class mare Levante didn’t surprise anyone by winning a 1000m trial at Matamata last week, but the manner in which she won it suggests she’ll...
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Spring targets beckon Levante

If Levante is going to become a Group One winner, she’s going to have to wait until she’s a five-year-old. The exciting four-year-old mare ended...
Samantha Collett

Collett elects for Levante in Group One

It was an agonising decision for jockey Samantha Collett in selecting her mount for the Group 1 Fiber Fresh NZ Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m) at...
Les Crayeres

Impressive Tauranga winner ready for a break

Promising mare Les Crayeres will head to the spelling paddock off the back of a stylish performance over 1400m at Tauranga on Saturday. The Ken...
Levante

Travel restrictions to decide next target for Levante

The connections of exciting galloper Levante will be looking for an indication on any changes to the current trans-Tasman travel restrictions before making a decision...
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Levante slick from gates

High-class mare Levante ran out a ready winner of her 1230m heat at the Rotorua trials on Tuesday and most importantly jumped away cleanly from...
Les Crayeres

Les Crayeres provides pick me up for Kelso

Trainers Ken and Bev Kelso left Te Rapa racecourse on Saturday evening with mixed emotions after contrasting performances from their two runners on the day....
Levante

Levante primed for Te Rapa test

Ken Kelso is looking forward to seeing his exciting mare Levante take on Avantage again, this time at 1400m in the Group 1 BCD Sprint...
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Levante on track for next Group 1 challenge

Two days after her superlative win in the Group 2 Westbury Classic (1400m) at Ellerslie on Karaka Million night on Saturday, exciting four-year-old Levante was...
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Levante simply brilliant in Westbury Classic

Racing fans were left shaking their heads at Ellerslie on Saturday evening after witnessing exciting mare Levante take out the Group 2 Westbury Classic (1400m)....
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...
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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....