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Vittoria Sydney Cup bound

Vittoria Sydney Cup bound

Mar 15, 2013

Talented enought - when not quite mature - to run a gallant third in last year's Gr.1 Queensland Oaks, exciting mare Vittoria has come back all the bigger and stronger this preparation. Impressing with a fast-finishing first up Pakenham victory in early February, the ...

Philippi ready for Alister Clark

Philippi ready for Alister Clark

Mar 13, 2013

Mick Kent has always wanted to see Philippi run over 2000 metres and he gets his chance this Friday night, when he contests the Group 2 Sportingbet Alister Clark Stakes (2040m). The son of Host is a headline act of a small-but-select seven-horse feature of a premium Moonee ...

Tough Toranos

Tough Toranos

Mar 12, 2013

Racing in great form this time in, the lightly raced stayer Toranos was deserving of his metropolitan break through at Moonee Valley on Monday. A first up maiden winner over 2019m at Mornington back in late December, the up-and-coming four-year-old had been close up at ...

Second Stony Creek Cup for King

Second Stony Creek Cup for King

Mar 11, 2013

It was a case of déjà vu for Second King at Stony Creek on Sunday, for the second year in a row the tough and talented gelding racing to a strong victory in the 2100m South Gippsland feature. Having only his second run for the campaign - having won in ...

Mick secures day one sale topper

Mick secures day one sale topper

Mar 04, 2013

Michael Kent was beaming after purchasing his favourite colt at Oaklands on Sunday – the opening day’s sale topping $250,000 Teofilo – San Cristobel colt (www.inglis.com.au/sales/horse/403-43/ ) offered by Tyreel Stud. “There is a lot of Fastnet Rock ...

He's a very good boy!

He's a very good boy!

Mar 02, 2013

With a name like He'snotthemessiah how could any other heading lead this story? An exciting lightly raced three-year-old who resumed with a barnstorming victory at Ballarat on Friday, He'snotthemessiah had raced just once before - a gallant second at Kyneton last ...

She's A Delight!

She's A Delight!

Mar 01, 2013

Legendary stallion Nureyev contributed to our success at Sale on Thursday - our running double of debutant winners both line-bred to that champion son of Northern Dancer. Both winners were impressive and Real Delight had jockey Craig Williams in raptures with her ...

Russell's baby Bonnie salutes at debut!

Russell's baby Bonnie salutes at debut!

Mar 01, 2013

If you watch the replay of the 1526m maiden at Sale on Thursday you will see at the bottom of your screen a very excited spectator who jumps for joy and throws his arms in the air as Bondi Break records an impressive half length debut victory. You may think he is a happy ...

Second Finishes First

Second Finishes First

Feb 27, 2013

Second King has always been a horse to have shown above average talent and it was good to see him in such superb winning form first up at Sandown on Wednesday. Having his first run since August last year, the sparingly raced six-year-old settled well back for apprentice Alex ...

Australian Guineas pair draw well

Australian Guineas pair draw well

Feb 27, 2013

Race 7 - 4:10PM Australian Guineas (1600 METRES) Of $500,000.1st $300,000, 2nd $90,000, 3rd $45,000, 4th $22,500, 5th $12,500, 6th $10,000, 7th $10,000, 8th $10,000 GROUP 1 Set Weights, Three-Years-Old, Apprentices cannot claim. This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators ...

Two pronged attack on Australian Guineas

Two pronged attack on Australian Guineas

Feb 25, 2013

by Andrew Garvey, Racing Victoria... Mick Kent decided to give High Shot the day off last Saturday rather than starting in the BMW Caulfield Autumn Classic but he will be on the float next Saturday along with stablemate Philippi, to compete in the Group 1 Australian Guineas ...

Seven Cities leads throughout

Seven Cities leads throughout

Feb 25, 2013

Michael Kent and jockey Vlad Duric may not have been in Singapore at the same time but both learned plenty during their lengthy stints there and it was great to see them combine for a good winner this week. Having only his second run back from a spell, the talented Seven ...

Two runners - two winners!

Two runners - two winners!

Feb 23, 2013

The stable enjoyed a great night at Moonee Valley on Friday - our two runners both saluting, Hula Lua finishing powerfully to win her second race in a row whilst progessive stayer You Think So was so impressive taking out one of the evening's features, the $150,000 ...

Hula - again!

Hula - again!

Feb 22, 2013

It was a great disappointment when the highly promising Hula Lua missed out on a run as emergency in last year's Queensland Oaks - Michael Kent still confident that she would've run a bold race. "It turned out to be an expensive trip for the owners," he ...

Will Godiva Rock in the Blue Diamond?

Feb 18, 2013

by Andrew Garvey, Racing Victoria Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Stakes contender Godiva Rock, ridden by Craig Williams, worked nicely at Cranbourne this morning but trainer Mick Kent will wait until tomorrow morning before deciding whether to start the promising filly in the ...

Aggregator races away

Aggregator races away

Feb 15, 2013

A horse who has always shown plenty of staying potential, the up-and-comer Aggregator could not have been more impressive racing away to an easy win at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Only just beaten by Mauritius at his previous start at Sandown, the lightly raced ...

Godiva Rocks

Feb 09, 2013

We look to have a very nice Blue Diamond chance this year - exciting filly Godiva Rock catching the eye with a strong finish in Saturday's Group 3 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude at Caulfield. Showing plenty of natural ability at her first start, the daughter of Stratum ...

Fast finishing Hula Lua

Fast finishing Hula Lua

Feb 09, 2013

Always well regarded by the stable, promising mare Hula Lua was impressive saluting second up at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Catching the eye with a strong late finish when resuming over 1532m at Mornington late last month, the New Zealand bred mare appreciated a quick ...

Victorious Vittoria

Victorious Vittoria

Feb 08, 2013

A horse who has always shown plenty of potential, Vittoria looks ready to go right on with it after an impressive first up victory at Pakenham on Friday. Having her first start since a Brisbane winter campaign which saw her finish third in Quintessential's Queensland ...

Kent eyes major autumn 3YO races

Feb 05, 2013

By Mike Hedge, AAP The full set of Australia's top autumn three-year-old races could well have taken more distinct shape for trainer Mick Kent by the end of this week. Kent, whose ambitions are matched by an uncanny skill to encourage horses to fulfil them, will run ...

Above average Everage

Feb 03, 2013

A long-standing agreement to one day race a horse together may see trainers Michael Kent and Craig Carmody in the Group One winner's stall in three week's time. That's if everything goes to plan and the promising filly Everage measures up in the best of ...

She's A Gem

She's A Gem

Jan 26, 2013

She's only had five starts but already the tough and talented Summer Gem is a dual city winner - the promising filly saluting at Flemington on New Year's Day and on Saturday making it two in a row with a barnstorming victory in the Tip Top Plate. Wearing the ...

What A Beauty!

What A Beauty!

Jan 19, 2013

Whilst Michael Kent was kept busy with his two runners (both winners!) at Flemington on Saturday his son Michael Jnr was continuing the stable's good form a bit further afield - at the Woolamai picnic meeting! During a busy year in which he also completed his Bachelor Of ...

Double at Headquarters

Double at Headquarters

Jan 19, 2013

What great form the stable has been in of late - four of our last five runners saluting including a double at Flemington on Saturday - former Queenslanders Goldslick and Danish Whiskey both finding the line in determined fashion. Having her fifth run for us, Danish Whiskey - ...