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The Kelso mold is a portrait model of the famous Thoroughbred racehorse of the same name, first appearing in Breyer's Race Horse series in 1975 along with Man O' War, Silky Sullivan, Swaps, and Terrang. All of these racehorse molds were originally sculpted by Maureen Love for Hagen-Renaker as Kelso. Some of the earliest Kelso models have no mold marks, but the rest have the round "Breyer Molding Co." stamp and some may also having the "B" stamp. Kelso is Breyer mold #601.

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Photo Photo Photo Model Number Name Color Release Dates Released Through/Notes
    251 Norita dapple grey, bald face, darker grey mane/tail, four stockings 1991-1992 After School Herd
257 Jeremy liver chestnut, star, mane/tail slightly lighter, four stockings 1993-1994 After School Herd
(c) Jen McClelland   263 Black Jack
With neck ribbon.
black tobiano, irregular blaze, 1995-1996 B Ranch Series
(c) Rebecca Hollman     287 Vanity
With neck ribbon.
bay overo, blaze, black mane/tail 1997 B Ranch Series

Models issued in the first three months of 1997 have bi-colored eyes.

  601 Kelso dark bay, black points, most with 1-2 hind stockings 1975-1990
3348 Fine Horse Family
With Mustang Foal, Silky Sullivan
red roan, low blaze, chestnut points 1994-1996 Showing color variations.
  4101 Model Horse Painting Kit for Equine Artists unpainted 2000  
  6124 Classic Thoroughreds
With Kelso, Man O' War, Swaps
dark bay, black points, most with 1-2 hind stockings 1975 Sears Holiday Catalog

Same as #601.  No mold marks.

(c) Heather Wilkendorf 406135 "Citation"
Triple Crown Winners, Set I
With Silky Sullivan, Terrang
reddish bay, black mane/tail, hind socks 1987 Hobby Center Toys
(1,000 made)

410194 Denver and Blaze
With Quarter Horse Foal, hang tag
mahogany bay, blaze, black points 1993 Aristoplay, other retailers
(4,000 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

  410194 Denver and Blaze     Hang tag and registration papers shown.
      410601 Citation reddish bay, black mane/tail, hind socks 1988 Bentley Sales Company

Same as #406135

(c) Winsome Hall       493092 Draw Horses with Sam Savitt
With book by same name
medium reddish bay, large star, black points, four stockings 1992 Sears Holiday Catalog
(900 made)

(c) Janice Cox   700695 Geronimo and Cochise
With Sea Star, gold medallion on blue ribbon
light bay blanket, black mane and lower legs, chestnut/white tail, three stockings, not near fore 1995

Toys 'R' Us Medallion Series
(4,300 made)

710601 Classic Racing Thoroughbreds
With Man O' War,
Silky Sullivan
semi-glossy palomino, white mane/tail, hind stockings 2001 BreyerFest Special Run
(1,500 sets made)

Showing mold stamp on belly remaining after mold was reworked for #4101

      U.S. Equestrian Team/U.S. Equestrian Team Special Set
With Kelso, Ruffian, Swaps
light reddish chestnut, blaze 1980 Sears/Wards Holiday Catalogs
(Small number of test run models made)
        Kelso with Racing Tack
With leather saddle, bridle, numbered saddle pad
dark bay, black points, most with 1-2 hind stockings 1982 Sears Holiday Catalog

Same as #601

(c) Beth Lamm         Bright Chestnut Kelso bright chestnut 1997 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

(c) Jackie Hamilton         Wedgewood Blue Wedgewood blue, solid face, white points 1999 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
Ladies of the Bluegrass
With Ruffian, Silky Sullivan
red chestnut, blaze, near fore sock 2002 QVC

With Certificate of Authenticity