Latest News from Michael Kent

Cranbourne's Champion Apprentice

Cranbourne's Champion Apprentice

Aug 19, 2017

It has been a big couple of weeks for our apprentice Ethan Brown, riding his first Flemington winner (Sheer Madness) on August 12 whilst on Saturday he was delighted to kick home Here To There - the horse he learned to ride on in Alice Springs - at Caulfield.And to put the icing ...

Abbey On Track For Big Spring

Abbey On Track For Big Spring

Aug 19, 2017

It was great to see Abbey Marie in form with a most encouraging return to the track in Saturday's Gr.2 P.B Lawrence Stakes, the talented five-year-old finding the line well to finish 5 1/2 lengths off Hartnell and just 2 1/2 lengths off the runner-up.Doing her best work over the ...

Behind The Scenes 5 - The Walker

Behind The Scenes 5 - The Walker

Aug 16, 2017

In the wild a horse would - Michael Kent explains - walk between 18-22 kilometres a day. Not only are they exercising themselves without pressure, they are also unknowingly aiding the operation of their digestive systems and creating blood flow to their lower limbs.In ...

Behind The Scenes 6 - Ultrasounds

Behind The Scenes 6 - Ultrasounds

Aug 16, 2017

Once diagnosed with a particular muscular issue by our physio Lindsay Elliot, one treatment we are happy to use is therapeutic ultrasound.Shown to increase blood flow and speed up healing rates, ultrasound is an easy and efficient method of therapy."We use the ultrasound machine ...

Second Sandown Success For Maraudamiss

Second Sandown Success For Maraudamiss

Aug 16, 2017

It was good to see tough mare Maraudamiss back in the winners circle at Sandown on Wednesday, the get back racing style of the six-year-old meaning that she always needs luck. Aided by a good ride from an in-form Ethan Brown she was able to find the line for the first time since ...

Pearl's Treble

Pearl's Treble

Aug 06, 2017

What a wonderful preparation Galileo's Pearl has been enjoying, at Sandown on Sunday recording his third gutsy victory in a row... having to dig deep to reel in leader Blazers who was travelling well. But dig he did, gaining over the upperhand over the very final stages with ...

Two In A Row For Pearl

Two In A Row For Pearl

Jul 28, 2017

It was a big group of happy owners who welcomed Galileo's Pearl back to scale at Geelong on Friday, the in-form five-year-old raced by an Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock Syndicate with the company's Peter Morganti on hand to co-ordinate the celebrations! "That was really ...

Diamond's Duo

Diamond's Duo

Jul 26, 2017

Promising staying mare Diamond Grace recorded one of the most exciting wins of the day at Sandown on Wednesday - charging home from a long way back to record her second win in a row. Stepping up in class off a dominant maiden victory over the same trip - 2400m - at Bendigo ...

Abbey Is Back!

Abbey Is Back!

Jul 18, 2017

At this time of year it is always lovely to welcome back to the stables our spring carnival aspirants and one of our main hopes for this year's big races is the Australasian Oaks heroine Abbey Marie.A horse who holds a special place in everyone's hearts here, the full sister to ...

Galileo's A Pearler

Galileo's A Pearler

Jul 17, 2017

There had been considerable improvement shown by Galileo's Pearl after his ordinary first up performance at Pakenham in mid-June and so the stable headed to Moe on Saturday expecting a much better effort from the lightly raced five-year-old. "We had been much happier with him ...

Simply Superb Supido!

Simply Superb Supido!

Jul 17, 2017

It was an overdue and much deserved stakes victory for Supido on Saturday, the classy but sparingly raced five-year-old charging home to claim the Gr.3 Sir John Monash Stakes at Caulfield.Getting back in a race without a great deal of early pace on, Supido was in a tricky spot ...

Diamond Dazzles

Diamond Dazzles

Jul 07, 2017

Michael Kent always has his eye out for a nice staying type when inspecting yearlings and one to catch his eye at the 2014 Inglis Scone Yearling Sale was a filly by Montjeu's brilliant Epsom Derby winner Authorized. And fortunately it cost just $21,000 to secure the attractive ...

Caulfield Double!

Caulfield Double!

Jul 02, 2017

As their first horse, the triple Group 3 winner Steel Phoenix holds a special place in the hearts of Ralph and Peta Zito and not surprisingly so does his sister, the Jugah mare Te Akau. Every breeder in the game long term hopes to establish a family that races and breeds on for ...

Coldstone Delivers

Coldstone Delivers

Jul 02, 2017

It was a relieved and happy Michael Kent who welcomed imported galloper Coldstone into the winner's circle at Caulfield on Saturday, the trainer beginning to worry that the handsome chestnut was never going to have any luck! "I was beginning to worry that his chances had passed ...

Deja Vu for Tango Rock

Deja Vu for Tango Rock

Jun 30, 2017

It was, as Michael Kent Jnr said, a case of déjà vu at Ballarat on Thursday with Tango Rock winning in game fashion in a BM70 event over 1200m.Three weeks earlier he was at the same track winning at the same level over 1100m and he won in similar style although this time with ...

Behind The Scenes PART 4 - Ethan Brown

Behind The Scenes PART 4 - Ethan Brown

Jun 28, 2017

The life of an apprentice is not an easy one, especially when a young man's career is being forged so far from home and family.Such as with Ethan Brown who is the first to admit that things did not come easily to him when he moved to Melbourne from Alice Springs a couple of ...

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 ...