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Miss Steele A Mum Again

Miss Steele A Mum Again

Aug 17, 2018

It is always nice to catch up with news of former members of the stable - and we pass on our congratulations to Ralph Zito and partners on the arrival of this gorgeous filly by Tapit's multiple Group One winning son Frosted out of the stable's Group 3 winner Miss Steele.Boasting ...

A Win For Patience

A Win For Patience

Aug 17, 2018

It has been a long haul for brothers Tim and Brian Kelly, breeders and owners of Marie Adelaide who was so impressive breaking her maiden at Sale on Thursday.It was just start number four for the five-year-old mare who, having been diagnosed with OCD lesions on both ...

A Super Win!

A Super Win!

Jul 30, 2018

There is no horse in the stable with more owners than Supergrass so there was plenty of cheering as the talented but not always lucky chestnut drew clear to record an easy maiden victory at Bairnsdale on Sunday.Sent out an odds-on favourite on the back of a fast finishing third ...

Big Weekend for Apprentices

Big Weekend for Apprentices

Jul 23, 2018

It was a big weekend for stable apprentices with Ethan Brown securing enough points with his Rising Stars Final second to win the series whilst Melissa Julius was able to win her first Flemington race aboard Miles Of Krishan. And on Saturday night Beau Mertens celebrated ...

Grey Goes To Town

Grey Goes To Town

Jul 19, 2018

It was an easy watch for supporters of the odds-on favourite in the Le Pines Handicap at Sandown on Wednesday, the promising grey always travelling well in front for Ethan Brown - giving a nice kick over the final stages to salute by 1 1/4 lengths.It was win number two from just ...

Behave Behaves

Behave Behaves

Jul 18, 2018

A filly who has always shown a lot of talent at home, Behave was overdue recording her second victory - but she did so in good style, proving half length too strong for her rivals at Sale on Thursday.After easily winning her maiden at Yarra Valley in late February, Behave headed ...

Two In A Row For Lucy

Two In A Row For Lucy

Jul 15, 2018

Owner Karin MacNab may have been a very long way from Sale when her home-bred pride and joy Miss Pandanus ("Lucy") won at Sale on Thursday but she was doing her best to tune in from a ship sailing amongst the islands of Svolver in Norway.The vision was on the shaky side but ...

Judicious Just Too Good

Judicious Just Too Good

Jul 07, 2018

It did not take long for the well related three-year-old Judicious to break his maiden - and he did so in easy fashion at Bendigo on Friday.Having just his fourth start and his second this time in, the son of Snitzel enjoyed a lovely trail from a good draw and was always ...

Rakovsky Bolts In!

Rakovsky Bolts In!

Jul 01, 2018

Patience is what it takes to race a stayer and the Michael Kent stable has plenty of that - as evidenced by the fact that the talented four-year-old Rakovsky was, on Sunday, having only his second start.Stepping up from a debut over 1400m to contest a 2200m maiden, the promising ...

Longshot Debut Winner

Longshot Debut Winner

Jun 24, 2018

It is not every day that one of our first starters is sent out at such big odds as was Miss Pandanus at Geelong on Friday - the three-year-old's starting price a massive 60-1!But she did not race like a longshot, the daughter of Street Boss always travelling well having been ...

Cupidity Strikes At Debut

Cupidity Strikes At Debut

Jun 18, 2018

There were cheers on course and 168km away as well related two-year-old Cupidity charged home to record an impressive debut victory at Moe on Monday.Whilst Mick Kent was all smiles at the track, part-owners Ryan McEvoy and Matt Comerford were busy working at the Inglis weanling ...

Greyworm Flies At Debut

Greyworm Flies At Debut

Jun 12, 2018

It was a most encouraging debut by Greyworm at Mornington on Monday, the promising grey jumping straight to the front - always travelling well for Ethan Brown.Challenged briefly turning, the three-year-old gave a kick into the straight, shaking off his main rival over the final ...

Oh She's Good!

Oh She's Good!

Jun 03, 2018

Last time the talented mare Good Oh headed to Ballarat where she was to contest a race in which she was a short priced favourite, she decided in the mounting yard that she was not really in the mood - dislodging her rider and taking off.Fortunately she was in a better frame of ...

Rivage Flies At Debut

Rivage Flies At Debut

Jun 03, 2018

A horse who does everything wrong at debut and still wins by three lengths? That's a promising horse!Proving quite the handful for Brad Rawiller, Rivage headed to Ballarat for his first start on Sunday - settling last in the 1600m maiden and racing greenly throughout."It was ...

The Lovely Leodoro

The Lovely Leodoro

Jun 02, 2018

One of the favourites around the stable, Leodoro may not have won at Moonee Valley today but the Winter Championship bound gelding really caught the eye with a strong finishing fourth after missing the start. And one of our stable clients Vin Lowe took this lovely photo of him ...

Farewell Abbey!

Farewell Abbey!

May 30, 2018

A real favourite around the stables due not only to her ability but to her somewhat quirky personality (her best friend, aside from her loyal carer Laura Bates, was a chicken called Freckles!), Abbey Marie was in the headlines this week as one of the top sellers at the Magic ...

Lavarsi Leads Throughout

Lavarsi Leads Throughout

May 25, 2018

It has taken a little while for the stable to figure out Lavarsi but connections have been patient and he proved worth the wait by recording an easy all the way victory at Cranbourne on Friday night.Having his fifth start and stepping up to 1400m for the first time, the son of ...

Limekilns Breaks Maiden

Limekilns Breaks Maiden

May 22, 2018

On the back of highly promising form - two game placings at his first two starts - three-year-old Limekilns was sent out a hot odds-on favourite at Bendigo on Sunday and was always travelling like the winner.Getting a nice position fourth one off the fence behind leaders, ...

Abinger Breaks Through

Abinger Breaks Through

May 17, 2018

It is always a pleasure to win races for long time stable clients Philip and Anne Wooldridge who gain so much enjoyment in following their home bred horses.Such as the promising Abinger who was so impressive breaking her maiden at Sale on Tuesday.Having just her fourth start, ...

Daze's Double

Daze's Double

Apr 11, 2018

It is never easy to salute at debut as did Island Daze at Kyneton a few weeks ago and it is harder still to head straight to town and win again... but that is just what the promising three-year-old did at Sandown on Wednesday. So impressive at her first start that she was sent ...

Too Slick

Too Slick

Apr 10, 2018

With the early pace slow in the 2050m maiden at Moe on Monday it looked as though favourite Slick Back was going to have the job ahead but fortunately a few of his rivals made early runs, injecting some speed into the race as he bided his time back in the field.Settling around ...

Great Goethe

Great Goethe

Mar 21, 2018

There were a few tense moments for Goethe's breeder and owner Tricia Cox at Kyneton on Wednesday, her talented four-year-old - who was an odds-on favourite in the BM64 1200m contest - not arriving on course as early as he should have.Stuck in traffic, Goethe did make it in time ...

Daze Delights at Debut

Daze Delights at Debut

Mar 21, 2018

It always takes a fair bit of talent for a horse to win at debut and Island Daze looks to have a nice career in store on the back of a promising victory at Kyneton on Wednesday.Finishing all over the top of her rivals - several of them more experienced - Island Daze hit the lead ...

Wild Shows Staying Potential

Wild Shows Staying Potential

Mar 20, 2018

Michael Kent is quite fond of staying types and when approached to take on a well related daughter of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Dalakhani he was happy to oblige - and it did not take long for him to be impressed by the grey named Wild Sea.From day one showing staying ...