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Dane Again!

Dane Again!

Nov 07, 2013

When five horses turn into the straight together – when the race will be determined by the toughest and most determined of the group – then the horse you want to be on is Danestroem! As game as they come, Danestroem is a mare who really knows how to get to the ...

Seven Degrees Blows Them Away!

Seven Degrees Blows Them Away!

Oct 19, 2013

Seven Degrees put in a dashing front running display at his home track on Friday night - taking a clear lead early and getting further in front as the race progressed. Four lengths ahead of his rivals at the 800m, the four-year-old accelerated from before the turn and was ...

Backbone Ballarat Cup Bound

Backbone Ballarat Cup Bound

Oct 16, 2013

Backbone is a well named horse - for he has plenty of it! "He is a good, tough horse,"  said Michael Kent after the five-year-old's determined victory on the 1000 Guineas card at Caulfield on Wednesday. "There was no speed in the race so he had to ...

Cadel Triomphent!

Cadel Triomphent!

Oct 12, 2013

At no stage during the running of the 1600m maiden at Cranbourne on Friday night did it look like Cadel Triomphe was a realistic winning chance - that is until the very final stages of the race! Settling well back in the field of ten, Cadel Triomphe edged closer before the ...

Moonee Valley Debutant Double

Moonee Valley Debutant Double

Oct 05, 2013

Most of the attention on the first of our two Moonee Valley winners on Friday night was on her name - but hopefully that won't detract from the fact that Scratchy Bottom actually has a great deal of talent. A valley in Dorset, England - in a survey named the ...

A Bold Performance

A Bold Performance

Oct 02, 2013

By no means the complete package was Bold Zamour when he came to us this year, the son of Zabeel "a bundle of nerves" according to Michael Kent who felt a sense of satisfaction at guiding the gelding to an easy win at Kilmore on Tuesday. Travelling nicely at ...

McNulty A Maiden No Longer

McNulty A Maiden No Longer

Sep 25, 2013

A horse who has always displayed a great deal of natural ability, McNulty as a stakes placegetter was considered one of the better maidens around - but he shed that tag with a convincing performance at Sale on Wednesday. Having only his second run back from a spell, the ...

True Brave records

True Brave records "first"win

Sep 23, 2013

Appreciating a step up in distance, True Brave was back in form with a game performance at Pakenham on Saturday. Relishing the 1750m, the five-year-old dug deep to take out the ratings contest and it was actually the first time he has crossed the line in first place - ...

Miss Matty Relishes Heavy Going

Miss Matty Relishes Heavy Going

Sep 20, 2013

Connections of consistent mare Miss Matty are pretty happy to see Melbourne's winter conditions continue for a while yet - the five-year-old relishing wet tracks - as she showed with a dominant performance at Cranbourne on Thursday. Settling back - as is her usual ...

Consorting Salutes First Up

Consorting Salutes First Up

Sep 13, 2013

We have been delighted to welcome to the stable Kerry Selleck and her friends - the owner/breeder sending us a lovely group of horses - and winners! Siblings Danestroem and Stroemsky have both won for us over the past few months and their younger half brother Consoring ...

Hey Marianne!

Hey Marianne!

Aug 31, 2013

It is no mean feat to step straight up from a maiden to metropolitan company but on the strength of Marianne's victory at Caulfield on Saturday she is up to even bigger and better things. Always travelling well off the leader for Craig Willams, the promising ...

Tough on the bog!

Tough on the bog!

Aug 16, 2013

Having just his third start, the promising West Of The Jordan was impressive breaking his maiden at Ballarat on Thursday. Despite striking heavy conditions for the first time - and it was a particularly demanding track - West Of The Jordan travelled sweetly back on the ...

Bright Future Predicted For Marianne

Bright Future Predicted For Marianne

Aug 12, 2013

Maiden wins do not come much easier than that of Marianne's at Cranbourne on Sunday - the lightly raced and exciting filly racing clear to a soft 3½ length victory at only her second outing. Thought highly enough of to make her debut in Listed company at ...

Singing Another Winning Tune

Singing Another Winning Tune

Aug 07, 2013

Lightly raced six-year-old The Jazz Singer is building up an enviable record, the gelding at Sandown on Wednesday storming home to record his fourth victory from just seven starts. Settling back in the 1800m Le Pines Handicap, the Singspiel gelding looked to be in trouble ...

Kicking off new season with a bang!

Kicking off new season with a bang!

Aug 02, 2013

Having seen off the 2012/13 season with a winner it was great to kick off the new one with another - the stable cheering on The Sicilian to victory in the very first race for 2013/14. Having only his third start, the promising five-year-old appreciated a step up in distance ...

Farewelling the season with a winner!

Farewelling the season with a winner!

Aug 01, 2013

We saw off the 2012/2013 season in style with a smart winner - Seven Cities saluting in easy fashion at Ballarat on Wednesday. From barrier four jumping to the lead, the lightly raced and talented five-year-old travelled nicely for Jake Bayliss and - after being joined at ...

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 ...