Latest News from Michael Kent

Four Generations Of Winners!

Four Generations Of Winners!

Jun 26, 2017

It surprised Michael Kent that Seattle Park took as many runs as he did to break through for his maiden victory and he was delighted to see him find the line so well at Geelong on Friday. A horse who has always shown good ability, Seattle Park had finished close up at his first ...

Royal Order Flies!

Royal Order Flies!

Jun 13, 2017

It has been an interesting week for Michael Kent Jnr whilst his father has been enjoying a well earned holiday in the United States, taking over the stable reins and working hard!But the rewards have been coming, Kent happy to be overseeing Royal Order's Flemington challenge on ...

Tango Really Rocks

Tango Really Rocks

Jun 04, 2017

Tango Rock did not waste any time finding form this preparation, the talented four-year-old kicking off his campaign with a gutsy victory at Ballarat on Sunday.Settling back from a wide gate, the bay moved into the race quickly at the turn, swinging very wide before joining the ...

Radiant Shines

Radiant Shines

May 29, 2017

It is not often that Michael Kent backs up horses three weeks running but such is the toughness of Radiant Rouge that she was well up to the task - and it was a deserved maiden victory for the attractive chestnut at Cranbourne on Friday night. In the placings at each of her ...

Royal Order Storms Home

Royal Order Storms Home

May 25, 2017

It was a barnstorming victory recorded by the lightly raced and promising Royal Order at Ballarat on Wednesday, the three-year-old impressing at just his second outing.Sent out favourite having been an eye-catching second when racing greenly at his Pakenham debut 13 days ...

Family Love!

Family Love!

May 10, 2017

It was a particularly special day at the races on Wednesday with the promising Four Sisters at just her second run back from a spell breaking through for her first metropolitan victory.Sent out favourite over 1400m at Sandown, Four Sisters had run a great race fresh, only just ...

Points On The Board

Points On The Board

May 08, 2017

He is a horse who has always shown plenty of natural ability so it was good to see Data Point win in such convincing style at his first run back from a spell.Gelded since his last racetrack appearance in early November, the son of Lonhro (pictured) was found to have a twist ...

Patience & Heart

Patience & Heart

May 01, 2017

Racing is a game of patience and heart and Karin MacNab is an owner who has plenty of both!It was six years ago that she sent her multiple city winning mare Cameo Minx to the stallion Time Thief - the moment that the waiting game begins.A lovely filly foal arrived and Karin was ...

40 for Beau

40 for Beau

Mar 22, 2017

It was another good day for stable apprentice Beau Mertens who recorded a winning double at Sandown on Wednesday - taking his metropolitan tally for the season to an impressive 40.And we were especially happy that one of those he kicked home was one of ours, the lightly raced ...

Leodoro Flies Fresh

Leodoro Flies Fresh

Mar 19, 2017

It was win number five from just 15 starts for the talented and consistent galloper at Leodoro at Yarra Valley on Sunday, the five-year-old in great form, enjoying his runs being spaced.Successful at three of his last five, the flashy bay appreciated a step up to 1200m having ...

Consommateur's Epona Stakes

Consommateur's Epona Stakes

Mar 19, 2017

The Epona Stakes has been run at Group 3 level on just six occasions and Michael Kent has trained two of its winners - Scratchy Bottom in 2015 and on Saturday Consommateur was able to add her name to the 1900m contest's honour roll.And she did so in style, settling back ...

Quilate Flies

Quilate Flies

Mar 16, 2017

Having been beaten less than two lengths in the Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes at her previous outing, Quilate looked nicely placed in a BM70 event at Sandown on Wednesday.Little wonder that she was a well supported favourite in the 1400m contest - and she rewarded her ...

First Up For Gangstar's Curse

First Up For Gangstar's Curse

Mar 11, 2017

It was a satisfying win for the stable with Gangstar's Curse saluting at Cranbourne on Friday evening, the talented but somewhat unlucky gelding enduring his fair share of problems - but still showing that he has the will to win.Having his first run since late December, ...

Good Oh!

Good Oh!

Mar 02, 2017

It has been a big week for owner and breeder Rick Jamieson whose Gilgai Farm sold the sale-topping, record breaking $1.4 million I Am Invincible colt at the Inglis Melbourne Premier.And if that wasn't enough to bring a smile to his face - a debut winner at Sandown!A filly who ...

A Berry Good Night!

A Berry Good Night!

Feb 27, 2017

What an amazing night it was for Nigel and Meredith Berry at Moonee Valley, the couple delighted when Comic Set charged home to become their first winner at the track - and happier still when five races later Oncidium Ruler made it a double!"A great night!" Nigel enthused, happy ...

A Consummate Performance

A Consummate Performance

Feb 24, 2017

On a day where on-pacers were clearly favoured, it was a big win by Consommateur in a heat of the Mitavite Challenge, the talented four-year-old settling well back and looking to have the job ahead.Still well back heading into the straight, Consommateur picked up the bit and ...

A Serious Win by Comic

A Serious Win by Comic

Jan 29, 2017

It was no shock to see Comic Set hit winning form so quickly, but the style of his debut victory at Yarra Valley on Saturday was somewhat of a surprise!Getting a long way back from a tricky outside gate, the promising three-year-old swung very wide at the turn, spotting the ...

Lovely Leo!

Lovely Leo!

Jan 18, 2017

Winning a city race with a home-bred galloper is always a thrill - and bigger still when you also raced not only the dam but also the sire!That was the buzz enjoyed by the Zito, Cichello and Button families at Sandown on Wednesday, their talented five-year-old Leodoro breaking ...

Oncidium Rules

Oncidium Rules

Jan 06, 2017

It was a much deserved metropolitan break through for Oncidium Ruler at Sandown on Wednesday, the talented gelding relishing a step up to 2400m at his third run this time in.Nicely rated by our apprentice Jake Bayliss, Oncidium Ruler was always travelling well along the rails a ...

Miss Steele Thriving At Stud

Miss Steele Thriving At Stud

Jan 04, 2017

Even after our favourite horses leave the stable we love to keep track of their progress and it is exciting news that Gr.3 winner Miss Steele is in foal to the outstanding stallion Medaglia d'Oro.The sire of 96 stakes winners including US star mares Songbird and Rachel Alexander ...

Eddie Breaks Through

Eddie Breaks Through

Jan 02, 2017

When successful Ballarat trainer Ken Williams passed away three years ago his family decided to pay tribute to him by racing their horses in his lime green/red cap colours... and those silks were seen on Beau Mertens aboard Murphy at Cranbourne on Friday night.Breaking his ...

Alittle Lets Loose

Alittle Lets Loose

Dec 30, 2016

A mare who has always shown good ability at home, Alittle Loose has taken a bit of figuring out so it was great to see her back in the winner's circle in the Zonzo Estate Handicap at Yarra Valley on Thursday.Not a mare who appreciates being inside other horses, Alittle Loose was ...

Double For Ethan

Double For Ethan

Dec 24, 2016

It was a big night for our apprentice Ethan Brown at Cranbourne with a winning double including our own talented galloper Leodoro who was so impressive saluting at his first run back from a break."I am rapt to get one on the board for the boss," Ethan said, adding that "I've got ...

Behind The Scenes PART 3 - swimming

Behind The Scenes PART 3 - swimming

Dec 21, 2016

The horse is made to exercise intermittently, a pick of grass here, a saunter there, another nibble, another stroll. But the thoroughbred racehorse spends much of his time in a confined space, whether it be in a yard or a box. They are exercised somewhat strenuously in the ...