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Mick Kent close to personal record

Mick Kent close to personal record

Jul 22, 2013

by Brad Bishop, Racing Victoria...Mick Kent is just two city winners off his career-best tally since returning from Asia The Jazz Singer heads a team heading to Sportingbet Park (Sandown) on Wednesday that can edge Mick Kent closer to – or even beyond – a ...

Faltastic overcomes the odds

Faltastic overcomes the odds

Jul 21, 2013

There was a long list of things working against Faltastic when he lined up at Sale on Sunday. Firstly, after a previous start victory over 2056m at Werribee a month ago, he was dropping right back to 1400m. And he was right up in weight - from 56.5kg to the considerable ...

A Whiskey To Celebrate

A Whiskey To Celebrate

Jul 20, 2013

Since arriving in Victoria from Queensland last spring, talented mare Danish Whiskey had not struck a wet track but Michael Kent had been bursting to give her a try on rain affected going - confident that the daughter of Dane Shadow would appreciate the give. And that she ...

A Flawless Performance

A Flawless Performance

Jul 17, 2013

Maiden wins do not come much easier than that of Flawlessly's at Werribee on Wednesday, the lightly raced and promising filly not giving her rivals a look-in as she strode clear by a stunning nine lengths. Settling mid-field for Brad Rawiller, the three-year-old crept ...

Dane-again

Dane-again

Jul 14, 2013

It takes a tough horse to fight back once another horse gets to its girth and tough Danestroem is - the three-year-old digging deep to record her first metropolitan victory at Sandown on Sunday. Making the pace in the Samson Handicap, Danestroem was strongly challenged by ...

Singing A Winning Tune

Singing A Winning Tune

Jul 07, 2013

"A great training effort," enthused race caller Terry Bailey as The Jazz Singer resumed with a strong winning performance at Mornington on Sunday. Having his first start since July last year, the sparingly raced five-year-old settled midfield, at times sitting ...

"A Special Win"

Jul 06, 2013

It was a privilege to win a race in the colours of much respected, now retired trainer Midge Didham - and with a nice horse too, Umatilla Girl most impressive breaking her maiden at Cranbourne on Thursday. Having only her fourth start and her second at the mile, the daughter ...

A double for Sally

A double for Sally

Jul 04, 2013

"She is a filly I have always liked," said Michael Kent after the impressive Caulfield victory recorded by up-and-comer Gold Heist at Caulfield on Wednesday. Stepping up in class - from a Ballarat 1100m maiden victory - and distance, the promising three-year-old ...

Really Good Realist

Really Good Realist

Jul 01, 2013

Having always shown good ability, it was a deserved maiden victory for the lightly raced Realist at Sale on Sunday. Settling back in the field in the 1424 maiden, the three-year-old circled the field coming to the turn - ending up out wide in the best part of the track, ...

Miss Steele Shines

Miss Steele Shines

Jun 29, 2013

Early in the straight it looked like being a hard luck story for the promising Miss Steele, but when the gap opened close to home in the Sportingbet Handicap, the attractive grey was quick to take it. And she showed good acceleration as she dived through, drawing clear late ...

Making His Mark

Making His Mark

Jun 26, 2013

A former New Zealander who made a winning debut for the stable at Ballarat last spring, four-year-old St Mark was back to his best at only his second run this campaign - at Sandown on Wednesday recording a tough victory over 1800m. Catching the eye when finishing on well for ...

Fantastic Faltastic

Fantastic Faltastic

Jun 25, 2013

Aided by a daring mid-race move, the talented Faltastic was in winning form at only his second start for the stable. Settling at the rear off a tardy start in 2056m event at Werribee on Tuesday, the lightly raced five-year-old took off before the turn – scooting wide ...

Nesbo defies tough run

Nesbo defies tough run

Jun 24, 2013

It was an impressive performance by Nesbo to salute at his Cranbourne debut on Sunday, the three-year-old doing it tough from an outside gate but finding the line in determined fashion. Drifting back - caught wide throughout, the promising bay was travelling sweetly coming ...

Gold Too Slick

Gold Too Slick

Jun 22, 2013

Former Queensland mare Goldslick has proven herself an honest performer since joining the stable late last year but the four-year-old has so often run into trouble in her races. "She has run well every time for us," Michael Kent said, "but she has not had much ...

Dashing Danestroem

Dashing Danestroem

Jun 21, 2013

Having only her third start for the stable, tough filly Danestroem recorded her second win for us when saluting in strong fashion at Ballarat on Thursday - the second leg of our winning double. Winning by a couple of lengths first up at Cranbourne in late May, the daughter ...

Sally salutes

Sally salutes

Jun 21, 2013

Thursday was a good day at the office with our staff braving the cold conditions at Ballarat - rewarded with a winning double by the tough gallopers Gold Heist and Danestroem. A filly who has always shown good natural ability, Gold Heist first caught the eye with second at ...

Link To A Legend

Link To A Legend

Jun 15, 2013

Having run such a great race with little luck at his Sale debut late last month, it was no surprise that Stay Ahead had so many supporters at Seymour on Saturday - the promising three-year-old sent out an odds-on favourite in the 1209m maiden. And he did not let his ...

A Vintage Performance

A Vintage Performance

Jun 03, 2013

It is always encouraging to see a talented horse make natural improvement from his first preparation to his next and that is just what the promising Vintage Lad - easy winner at Ballarat on Sunday - has done. Slowly away and green when debuting with a Pakenham eighth back in ...

A Great Day At The Office!

A Great Day At The Office!

May 27, 2013

Not only did we saddle up a treble from the first four races at Cranbourne on Sunday - but we were able to cheer on winning full siblings, a rare feat! Kicking off our successful day was Stroemsky (pictured) who, at only his second start for the stable, could not have been ...

Rushing To Victory

Rushing To Victory

May 19, 2013

Home-bred victories are always special ones so congratulations to Max Smart on the convincing win recorded by Rushworth at Werribee on Saturday. Hunting up to get a good run behind the leaders along the rails, Rushworth was well handled by stable apprentice Jake Bayliss who ...

Patience Rewarded

Patience Rewarded

May 17, 2013

Patience is a key factor to the success of our stable and we were pleased to see the connections of Belmaison rewarded for their's at Bendigo on Thursday. A slow-maturing five-year-old who has always shown good natural ability - but who has just needed plenty of time, ...

Pyrrolic licks them!

Pyrrolic licks them!

May 16, 2013

The stable's great strike rate with juveniles continued at Sandown on Wednesday when promising colt Pyrrolic recorded a convincing debut victory. Always travelling well for Glen Boss, the home-bred for Dr Gregory Anderson put on display an excellent turn of foot to race ...

Tac De Boistron heads to Warrnambool

Tac De Boistron heads to Warrnambool

Apr 29, 2013

From Racing Victoria... While he failed to show his best in two starts during the Spring Racing Carnival, connections of French import Tac De Boistron are hoping he can return to his best in Thursday’s Listed $200,000 Sungold Milk Warrnambool Cup (2350m). The 60kg ...

Hunting down a Caulfield double

Hunting down a Caulfield double

Apr 28, 2013

Saturday was a terrific one for the stable – our clients cheering on two extra smart winners at Caulfield whilst Epingle ran a great race in Group 2 company in Adelaide. Unfortunately held up at a vital stage, Epingle really got going late to run an eye-catching fourth ...