Latest News from Michael Kent

Brooklands Breaks Duck

Brooklands Breaks Duck

Feb 21, 2018

It was a deserved victory for Brooklands at picturesque Kyneton on Wednesday, the hardy four-year-old having been in the placings at three of his first seven races without a poor run amongst them.A slight rise in distance to the 1450m suited at Kyneton and from an inside gate ...

Apt Winner For Gilgai

Apt Winner For Gilgai

Feb 20, 2018

It was apt to see the all black silks of Gilgai Farm carried to victory by a son of All Too Hard - that four time Group One winner bred by Gilgai's Rick Jamieson who of course also bred the Vinery Stud based stallion's famous half-sister Black Caviar.Having his first start at ...

Coldstone Cruises Home

Coldstone Cruises Home

Feb 19, 2018

It was an easy watch for Coldstone's supporters at Flemington on Saturday, the tough and consistent six-year-old always travelling well in the York Racecourse Handicap.Enjoying a lovely trail fourth along the rails, the chestnut got into a lovely rhythm for Stephanie Thornton ...

Alpha Outstays Rivals At Debut

Alpha Outstays Rivals At Debut

Feb 15, 2018

Alpha looks a nice staying prospect for the stable, doing a good job after sitting wide in a 1600m maiden at Pakenham on Thursday evening - finding the line in determined fashion.Defying a betting drift having been kept safe by bookmakers early, Alpha drew a tricky gate but was ...

Seattle Shines

Seattle Shines

Feb 15, 2018

With long time stable supporter Philip Wooldridge being a local, the Stony Creek Cup is a race he would love to win - and we may well have just the horse for it with Seattle Park showing so much middle distance promise.On Thursday at only his second run back from a spell the ...

She's Diamonds

She's Diamonds

Feb 09, 2018

What a great record Diamond Grace is building, the talented five-year-old with her Moonee Valley success on Friday evening taking her tally to three wins (and four placings) from just nine starts.Always well regarded by the stable, the daughter of Montjeu's Epsom Derby winner ...

Abbey Marie Pleases

Abbey Marie Pleases

Feb 06, 2018

High class mare Abbey Marie enjoyed a nice break after her courageous and somewhat unlucky Caulfield Cup sixth and has pleased the stable upon her return - trialling nicely at Cranbourne Monday.Reunited with Luke Nolen who was aboard for her Group One victory in the 2016 ...

Goethe wins in historic Silks

Goethe wins in historic Silks

Feb 06, 2018

For those with an appreciation of local racing history the victory by Goethe at Kyneton on Saturday was a significant one for it had been a number of years since his colours - cerise with a gold cap - had been seen in the winners circle.Go back a few decades and those ...

Lovely Leo!

Lovely Leo!

Feb 06, 2018

"It looked a nice race for him," said Mick Kent of Sunday's Sale Quality, a race with a long history of being won by classy performers - such as our very own Leodoro who was at his brilliant best swamping his rivals in the 1205m feature.Taking his usual position at the rear, the ...

Supido Impresses

Supido Impresses

Jan 30, 2018

Supido Impressive It was great to see Supido back in action at the Cranbourne jump-outs on Monday, the classy sprinter racing away to an easy victory over a smart field that included the popular last start Group Two winner Rich Charm.Getting back in the 800m heat, the handsome ...

Minx Leads Throughout

Minx Leads Throughout

Jan 27, 2018

There were two roars of appreciation for the all the way victory recorded by Thieving Minx at Mornington on Friday - firstly from her fans on course and secondly from her proud owner and breeder Karin MacNab who was surrounded by friends when hosting a race day party at the ...

Michael Jnr Getting Into The Magic Millions Spirit

Michael Jnr Getting Into The Magic Millions Spirit

Jan 08, 2018

Taking time out from his busy Magic Millions schedule - inspecting future stars at the first major yearling sales for 2018 - Michael Kent Jnr was a late minute replacement for his father who had to forgo his place in a Magic Millions polo team when the Caulfield meeting was ...

Dubai Beckons

Dubai Beckons

Jan 04, 2018

Craig Brennan, AAPEarly Melbourne form will determine whether trainer Mick Kent will be a participant at the Dubai World Cup Carnival.Kent is one of three Australian trainers to have horses accepted to run at the carnival which begins on January 11 and runs until Dubai World ...

Marching Onto A Double

Marching Onto A Double

Dec 24, 2017

Progressive four-year-old Marching On has started favourite at each of his last two starts and has not let punters down; backing an impressive 4 1/4 length maiden victory at Kyneton in early December up with another soft win at Cranbourne on Friday night.Jumping well before ...

Good Night At Moonee Valley

Good Night At Moonee Valley

Dec 15, 2017

It was a great night for the stable at Moonee Valley on Friday with Tenappy Ladies saluting in easy fashion whilst our apprentices Ethan Brown and Stephanie Thornton both kicked home doubles.Racing in great heart this time in, Tenappy Ladies won his second race from his last ...

AMADEUS ROCKS!

AMADEUS ROCKS!

Dec 12, 2017

Amadeus has never been the luckiest of horses and it was therefore wonderful to see him record such a dominant victory in such a nice race as the VOBIS Gold Bullion on Pakenham Cup Day.It was a great day for the stable with all four of our runners (Oncidium Ruler, Coldstone and ...

Marching Onto Victory

Marching Onto Victory

Dec 08, 2017

It was only a matter of time until Marching On made his way to the winner's circle and it was great to see him break his maiden in such impressive style at Kyneton - shooting clear from the turn to win by a soft an impressive 4 1/4 lengths.Fitted with blinkers for the first ...

A Stable Trifecta!

A Stable Trifecta!

Dec 02, 2017

Michael Kent was just about the proudest person at Sandown today; despite not having a runner in the Clanbrooke Racing Handicap at Sandown he was beaming - delighted to see stable riders Ethan Brown, Beau Mertens and Stephanie Thornton finish 1, 2, 3 in the 1600m contest."I ...

Ten Owners ARE Happy!

Ten Owners ARE Happy!

Nov 19, 2017

Tenappy Ladies draws attention due to his unique name (you can guess the size of his ownership group!) and his size ("he is a great big horse") but also because he has good ability - as he showed with a big first up victory at Cranbourne on Saturday night.Having his first run ...

Michael Jnr Cheers Home A Carnival Winner

Michael Jnr Cheers Home A Carnival Winner

Nov 12, 2017

Having so enjoyed his time at William Haggas' Somerville Lodge stables at Newmarket, Michael Kent Jnr was delighted to receive this phone call a few months ago..."Can you look after our horse Fastnet Tempest over the Melbourne spring?""I was thrilled with the opportunity," ...

Oncidium Rules!

Oncidium Rules!

Nov 12, 2017

It did not take long for the talented Oncidium Ruler to strike form this time in, the tough six-year-old finding the line in determined style at Flemington on Saturday.Stepping up to 2000m having finished towards the rear over 1700m when resuming, Oncidium Ruler travelled ...

What is it like having a runner on Cup Day?

What is it like having a runner on Cup Day?

Nov 11, 2017

The owners of Quilate talk about what it is like to have a runner on Melbourne Cup Day...https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/spine-tingling-experience-having-runner-melbourne-cup-day/

Melbourne Cup Ride For Beau

Melbourne Cup Ride For Beau

Nov 05, 2017

Whilst we don't have a runner in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup, there is still a buzz at the stables with Beau Mertens gaining a last minute ride on Saturday's tough Hotham Handicap winner Cismontane.The last horse into the field, the Gai Waterhouse trained five-year-old is a long ...

Jake Heads To New Zealand

Jake Heads To New Zealand

Nov 05, 2017

Everyone at the stables wishes Jake Bayliss the best of luck as he embarks on a New Zealand stint riding for the training partnerships of Michael Moroney/Pam Gerard and Lance O'Sullivan/Andrew Scott.Flying out after a couple of rides at Flemington on Cup Day, Jake already has ...