Latest News from Michael Kent

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 ...

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 ...