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Brave by name and nature

Brave by name and nature

Dec 21, 2012

He may not have been first across the line but there is no doubt that the aptly named True Brave deserved his Moonee Valley victory on Thursday night. Awarded the race, a 1533m maiden, on protest, the lightly raced and promising four-year-old endured a tough run and was oh ...

Deserved win for Unusual Suspect

Deserved win for Unusual Suspect

Dec 17, 2012

It was in September last year that handsome entire Unusual Suspect made his Australian debut - running an eye-catching fourth in Rekindled Interest's Feehan Stakes at Moonee Valley. It was the sort of run that suggested the American import would prove competitive in ...

Bring on the Bagot!

Bring on the Bagot!

Dec 09, 2012

We are not far off 2013 and we are really looking forward to seeing in the new year in style with In-form stayer You Think So shaping well in preparation for a crack at the Listed Bagot Handicap at Flemington on January 1. Impressive saluting by 1 1/4 over 3000m at Moonee ...

Aggressive in victory!

Aggressive in victory!

Dec 07, 2012

Having really caught the eye finishing on strongly for second after a tardy start when resuming at Trararalgon in mid-Novemer, it was no surprise that Aggregator had plenty of fans at his second run this campaign. Sent out favourite stepping up from 1900m to 2232m at his ...

A Super performance

A Super performance

Nov 26, 2012

Former Queenslander Danish Whiskey has been in great form since joining the stable only recently and at just her second run for us the four-year-old was impressive saluting at Ballarat on Sunday. Getting back on the rails, the lightly raced mare spotted the leaders a decent ...

You Think So - Adelaide Cup bound?

You Think So - Adelaide Cup bound?

Nov 24, 2012

Emerging stayer You Think So proved a class about his rivals at Moonee Valley on Saturday - the lightly raced five-year-old a soft winner of the Art Series Hotel Handicap. Having his first run at 3000m, the son of Golan relished the stamina test and, despite getting back ...

Unusual Suspect pleases

Unusual Suspect pleases

Nov 18, 2012

It was good to see the talented but not always lucky Unusual Suspect in great form in Saturday's Listed Sandown Cup - the imposing entire finishing on strongly for a game third in the $150,000 feature. Getting back from his wide gate, the globe-trotting nine-year-old ...

Good Carnival for Kent Stable

Good Carnival for Kent Stable

Nov 14, 2012

by Adrian Dunn... A lifetime in the horse industry has taught Mick Kent many things, but foremost is that not only is patience a virtue, but it’s a non-negotiable for any trainer. Point in case Good Value, who capped a good spring for Kent when he won the Momentum ...

A Valued winner

A Valued winner

Nov 10, 2012

It is always a big thrill to win a race at Flemington during Cup Week so we congratulate Avedis Damirdjian, Rafi Poladian, Helen Vitale, Tony Beuk, Antranik Bedrosian, Domenic Piscioneri, Brian Tozer, the Two Joes & A Mario Syndicate and the A & R Syndicate on the tough ...

Summerbliss tackles Oaks

Summerbliss tackles Oaks

Nov 08, 2012

by Andrew Eddy, The Age... CRANBOURNE trainer Mick Kent attempts to buck tradition by claiming the $1 million group 1 VRC Oaks on Thursday with a filly having just her third start. But while inexperienced, Summerbliss has a vital factor in her favour. "She's a ...

Two Melbourne Cup runners - fingers crossed!

Two Melbourne Cup runners - fingers crossed!

Oct 29, 2012

by Andrew Eddy, The Age... Cranbourne trainer Mick Kent said he was most likely to pay up today for Unusual Suspect (27th) and French galloper Tac De Boistron (23rd). Kent said French star Christophe Soumillon would take his first Melbourne Cup ride on Tac De Boistron, ...

French galloper right at home at Geelong

French galloper right at home at Geelong

Oct 22, 2012

Geelong Advertiser, Ryan Reynolds TAC de Boistron's two trips to Geelong over the past fortnight will have him ready to perform at his best during the spring, trainer Mick Kent believes. The second-favourite for Wednesday's Group 3 Geelong Cup completed another ...

You Think So Flemington bound

You Think So Flemington bound

Oct 19, 2012

Promising stayer You Think So is Cup Week bound after a barnstorming victory in a 2025m Showcase event at Cranbourne on Friday night. Fresh after a disappointing run in Sydney in early September, the handsome chestnut was happier back on his home track - showing great heart ...

Geelong Advertiser - Tac De Boistron

Geelong Advertiser - Tac De Boistron

Oct 14, 2012

by Ryan Reynolds TRAINER Mick Kent's quest to race on a soft track with Tac De Boistron could lead to the French import lining up in the Geelong Cup. Kent is still in two minds over whether to head to Geelong on October 24 or run in the Caulfield Cup four days ...

Serene - is a Star!

Serene - is a Star!

Oct 14, 2012

The stable continued its winning run at Caulfield on Saturday, talented mare Serene Star increasing her future broodmare value with a barnstorming victory in the Listed Northwood Plume Stakes. Settling towards the rear in a 16-horse field, the six-year-old was behind a wall ...

Shooting High!

Shooting High!

Oct 13, 2012

The stable kicked off the Cranbourne night racing season in fine style with a winning double. And with two very smart and very exciting young horses - High Shot and Seven Degrees. Well fancied at debut, High Shot - a son of outstanding Sadler's Wells stallion High ...

Philippi maintains unbeaten record

Philippi maintains unbeaten record

Oct 06, 2012

Exciting colt Philippi made it three from three with an impressive victory in the Listed UCI (Super Impose) Stakes at Flemington on Saturday - the three-year-old taking another step towards a possible VRC Derby start. A horse who has always shown considerable natural talent, ...

SummerBliss in Spring

SummerBliss in Spring

Oct 04, 2012

Exciting filly Summerbliss gave notice that she is a horse to follow with an impressive debut victory at Ballarat on Wednesday. Trapped wide for much of the race, the daughter of Danehill Dancer began her run from the 600m - cruising up to her rivals at the turn, hitting the ...

Canonized cruises home

Canonized cruises home

Sep 27, 2012

Three times successful from just nine starts, Canonized proved a class above his rivals stepping up to a mile at Seymour on Thursday. Always travelling well for Brad Rawiller, the up-and-coming four-year-old settled nicely midfield on the rails - gaining a split early in the ...

Racing Victoria's Mick Kent Profile

Sep 18, 2012

Aussie trainer Mick Kent is embarking on a plan to claim Australia's greatest race with another French horse. He's also got some strong views on the industry as STEVE MORAN reports Trainer Mick Kent has embarked on his third hit and run trip to the UK in little more ...

Winning is a Priority

Winning is a Priority

Sep 18, 2012

A horse who has always shown excellent potential, Priority Road justified his short quote with a runaway victory at Kilmore on Tuesday. Having his first run since an eye-catching third at Listed level at Flemington on Anzac Day, the lightly raced three-year-old worked across ...

Tac continues to thrive

Tac continues to thrive

Sep 15, 2012

Tac de Boistron continues to please us with his work in the UK, settling well into quarantine and keeping good company next to Dunaden. Pictured here in full relaxation mode, the talented grey was also spied recently socializing with none other than superstar ...

Philippi steps into Philda's winning shoes

Philippi steps into Philda's winning shoes

Sep 15, 2012

Just weeks after the retirement of one of the stable's favourite and most durable gallopers Philda, along comes another good one from his family - his "nephew" Philippi looking extra smart winning at debut at Mornington on August 30 and going right on with it at ...

Serene a Mornington Star

Serene a Mornington Star

Sep 12, 2012

Wednesday's Mornington winner Serene Star is not a mare whose family is bursting with big names but the six-year-old does not know her relations are - she just knows how to get to the line! Successful at her last three - and five of her last six - and six of ten ...