Latest News from Michael Kent

Good Night At Moonee Valley

Good Night At Moonee Valley

Dec 15, 2017

It was a great night for the stable at Moonee Valley on Friday with Tenappy Ladies saluting in easy fashion whilst our apprentices Ethan Brown and Stephanie Thornton both kicked home doubles.Racing in great heart this time in, Tenappy Ladies won his second race from his last ...

AMADEUS ROCKS!

AMADEUS ROCKS!

Dec 12, 2017

Amadeus has never been the luckiest of horses and it was therefore wonderful to see him record such a dominant victory in such a nice race as the VOBIS Gold Bullion on Pakenham Cup Day.It was a great day for the stable with all four of our runners (Oncidium Ruler, Coldstone and ...

Marching Onto Victory

Marching Onto Victory

Dec 08, 2017

It was only a matter of time until Marching On made his way to the winner's circle and it was great to see him break his maiden in such impressive style at Kyneton - shooting clear from the turn to win by a soft an impressive 4 1/4 lengths.Fitted with blinkers for the first ...

A Stable Trifecta!

A Stable Trifecta!

Dec 02, 2017

Michael Kent was just about the proudest person at Sandown today; despite not having a runner in the Clanbrooke Racing Handicap at Sandown he was beaming - delighted to see stable riders Ethan Brown, Beau Mertens and Stephanie Thornton finish 1, 2, 3 in the 1600m contest."I ...

Ten Owners ARE Happy!

Ten Owners ARE Happy!

Nov 19, 2017

Tenappy Ladies draws attention due to his unique name (you can guess the size of his ownership group!) and his size ("he is a great big horse") but also because he has good ability - as he showed with a big first up victory at Cranbourne on Saturday night.Having his first run ...

Michael Jnr Cheers Home A Carnival Winner

Michael Jnr Cheers Home A Carnival Winner

Nov 12, 2017

Having so enjoyed his time at William Haggas' Somerville Lodge stables at Newmarket, Michael Kent Jnr was delighted to receive this phone call a few months ago..."Can you look after our horse Fastnet Tempest over the Melbourne spring?""I was thrilled with the opportunity," ...

Oncidium Rules!

Oncidium Rules!

Nov 12, 2017

It did not take long for the talented Oncidium Ruler to strike form this time in, the tough six-year-old finding the line in determined style at Flemington on Saturday.Stepping up to 2000m having finished towards the rear over 1700m when resuming, Oncidium Ruler travelled ...

What is it like having a runner on Cup Day?

What is it like having a runner on Cup Day?

Nov 11, 2017

The owners of Quilate talk about what it is like to have a runner on Melbourne Cup Day...https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/spine-tingling-experience-having-runner-melbourne-cup-day/

Melbourne Cup Ride For Beau

Melbourne Cup Ride For Beau

Nov 05, 2017

Whilst we don't have a runner in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup, there is still a buzz at the stables with Beau Mertens gaining a last minute ride on Saturday's tough Hotham Handicap winner Cismontane.The last horse into the field, the Gai Waterhouse trained five-year-old is a long ...

Jake Heads To New Zealand

Jake Heads To New Zealand

Nov 05, 2017

Everyone at the stables wishes Jake Bayliss the best of luck as he embarks on a New Zealand stint riding for the training partnerships of Michael Moroney/Pam Gerard and Lance O'Sullivan/Andrew Scott.Flying out after a couple of rides at Flemington on Cup Day, Jake already has ...

Group One Placing For Wyndspelle

Group One Placing For Wyndspelle

Nov 05, 2017

A Group Two winner of the Waikato Guineas at home, New Zealand galloper Wyndspelle has been in great form since joining our stables this spring and it was great to see him in the placings in one of the big races at Flemington on Derby Day.Travelling nicely for Craig Williams, ...

GROUP THREE FOR QUILATE!

GROUP THREE FOR QUILATE!

Oct 20, 2017

It is always satisfying when long term plans come off - such as when Mick Kent suggested to the owners of Quilate a few months ago that the Gr.3 Ladies Day Vase at Caulfield would be a good aim for her.Quilate was spelling at the time and a plan was laid out - she was to resume ...

Our apprentice's mums!

Our apprentice's mums!

Oct 17, 2017

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary's Kristen Manning - who also writes the stories for our site, recently interviewed the mothers of our star apprentices Beau Mertens, Jake Bayliss and Ethan ...

Abbey Marie Contests Caulfield Cup

Abbey Marie Contests Caulfield Cup

Oct 17, 2017

There is a buzz in the air at this time of year and everyone in the stable is excited to have our lovely mare Abbey Marie lining up in Saturday's Group One $3 million Caulfield Cup.Abbey Marie's lead up form for the 2400m feature has been most encouraging and her late sectionals ...

Spirit Remains Undefeated

Spirit Remains Undefeated

Oct 10, 2017

It is no mean feat for a horse to win their first three starts but that is just what Princeton Spirit has done, at Moonee Valley on Friday night heading to town for the first time and again proving too strong.Making his own luck on pace, Princeton Spirit was always travelling ...

Queen Quilate!

Queen Quilate!

Sep 30, 2017

A mare who has always displayed above average ability, the five-year-old Quilate looks to have come up better than ever - at Mornington on Saturday recording a tough 1500m victory at only her second run back from a spell.Stepping up from 1200m having finished off nicely when ...

Vale Jack Morgans

Vale Jack Morgans

Sep 27, 2017

Michael Kent Racing extends its condolences to the friends and family of long time client Jack Morgans who passed away last week. Morgans was a great football and racing man who raced many horses with the stable and also enjoyed a great relationship with the Meggs ...

Ruby Makes Winning Debut For Stable

Ruby Makes Winning Debut For Stable

Sep 27, 2017

Having shown good ability in New Zealand, it was good to see Rubyreddress making a winning debut for the stable - too strong at Tatura on the weekend having her first start since late July.Jumping well and settling just behind the leaders, the lightly raced four-year-old enjoyed ...

Swiss Aces It

Swiss Aces It

Sep 22, 2017

Both of our winners at Pakenham on Thursday were bred in New Zealand, the second leg of our winning double - Swiss Moments - winning at debut at Pukekohe last spring.Making her local debut in early August, the daughter of Oakleigh Plate winner Swiss Ace struck heavy going at her ...

A Spirited Win

A Spirited Win

Sep 22, 2017

The stable took two horses to Pakenham on Thursday, Princeton Spirit and Swiss Moments contesting the last two races - and both came home winners, providing us with a lovely running double.Too strong on pace from the outside gate at his Geelong debut late last month, Princeton ...

Great Feehan Run by Abbey!

Great Feehan Run by Abbey!

Sep 09, 2017

It was a happy group of owners who welcomed Abbey Marie back to scale after her fast finishing and brave second in the Feehan (Dato Tan Chin Nam) Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday.Having just her second run back from a spell (recording good late splits when resuming with a P.B ...

Treble For Ethan

Treble For Ethan

Sep 01, 2017

It was great to see one of our talented stable apprentices record his first metropolitan treble at Sandown on Wednesday, Ethan Brown successful aboard Blondie, Motown Lil and Speedeor for three different trainers.It was the third time Ethan has won three races in one day, ...

Sister for Quilate

Sister for Quilate

Aug 28, 2017

We all love this time of year, good races just around the corner, the weather is gradually improving and best of all - the next generation of champions are appearing at studs around the country.Hopefully this little lass is a star of future. Bred by clients Kristen Manning ...

Miss Steele A Mum

Miss Steele A Mum

Aug 25, 2017

We are always delighted to hear good news about former members of the stable and we offer our congratulations this week to the Zito, Cichello and Button families on the arrival of a lovely Medaglia d'Oro filly for Group Three winner Miss Steele.Retired last spring as the winner ...