Latest News from Michael Kent

40 for Beau

40 for Beau

Mar 22, 2017

It was another good day for stable apprentice Beau Mertens who recorded a winning double at Sandown on Wednesday - taking his metropolitan tally for the season to an impressive 40.And we were especially happy that one of those he kicked home was one of ours, the lightly raced ...

Leodoro Flies Fresh

Leodoro Flies Fresh

Mar 19, 2017

It was win number five from just 15 starts for the talented and consistent galloper at Leodoro at Yarra Valley on Sunday, the five-year-old in great form, enjoying his runs being spaced.Successful at three of his last five, the flashy bay appreciated a step up to 1200m having ...

Consommateur's Epona Stakes

Consommateur's Epona Stakes

Mar 19, 2017

The Epona Stakes has been run at Group 3 level on just six occasions and Michael Kent has trained two of its winners - Scratchy Bottom in 2015 and on Saturday Consommateur was able to add her name to the 1900m contest's honour roll.And she did so in style, settling back ...

Quilate Flies

Quilate Flies

Mar 16, 2017

Having been beaten less than two lengths in the Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes at her previous outing, Quilate looked nicely placed in a BM70 event at Sandown on Wednesday.Little wonder that she was a well supported favourite in the 1400m contest - and she rewarded her ...

First Up For Gangstar's Curse

First Up For Gangstar's Curse

Mar 11, 2017

It was a satisfying win for the stable with Gangstar's Curse saluting at Cranbourne on Friday evening, the talented but somewhat unlucky gelding enduring his fair share of problems - but still showing that he has the will to win.Having his first run since late December, ...

Good Oh!

Good Oh!

Mar 02, 2017

It has been a big week for owner and breeder Rick Jamieson whose Gilgai Farm sold the sale-topping, record breaking $1.4 million I Am Invincible colt at the Inglis Melbourne Premier.And if that wasn't enough to bring a smile to his face - a debut winner at Sandown!A filly who ...

A Berry Good Night!

A Berry Good Night!

Feb 27, 2017

What an amazing night it was for Nigel and Meredith Berry at Moonee Valley, the couple delighted when Comic Set charged home to become their first winner at the track - and happier still when five races later Oncidium Ruler made it a double!"A great night!" Nigel enthused, happy ...

A Consummate Performance

A Consummate Performance

Feb 24, 2017

On a day where on-pacers were clearly favoured, it was a big win by Consommateur in a heat of the Mitavite Challenge, the talented four-year-old settling well back and looking to have the job ahead.Still well back heading into the straight, Consommateur picked up the bit and ...

A Serious Win by Comic

A Serious Win by Comic

Jan 29, 2017

It was no shock to see Comic Set hit winning form so quickly, but the style of his debut victory at Yarra Valley on Saturday was somewhat of a surprise!Getting a long way back from a tricky outside gate, the promising three-year-old swung very wide at the turn, spotting the ...

Lovely Leo!

Lovely Leo!

Jan 18, 2017

Winning a city race with a home-bred galloper is always a thrill - and bigger still when you also raced not only the dam but also the sire!That was the buzz enjoyed by the Zito, Cichello and Button families at Sandown on Wednesday, their talented five-year-old Leodoro breaking ...

Oncidium Rules

Oncidium Rules

Jan 06, 2017

It was a much deserved metropolitan break through for Oncidium Ruler at Sandown on Wednesday, the talented gelding relishing a step up to 2400m at his third run this time in.Nicely rated by our apprentice Jake Bayliss, Oncidium Ruler was always travelling well along the rails a ...

Miss Steele Thriving At Stud

Miss Steele Thriving At Stud

Jan 04, 2017

Even after our favourite horses leave the stable we love to keep track of their progress and it is exciting news that Gr.3 winner Miss Steele is in foal to the outstanding stallion Medaglia d'Oro.The sire of 96 stakes winners including US star mares Songbird and Rachel Alexander ...

Eddie Breaks Through

Eddie Breaks Through

Jan 02, 2017

When successful Ballarat trainer Ken Williams passed away three years ago his family decided to pay tribute to him by racing their horses in his lime green/red cap colours... and those silks were seen on Beau Mertens aboard Murphy at Cranbourne on Friday night.Breaking his ...

Alittle Lets Loose

Alittle Lets Loose

Dec 30, 2016

A mare who has always shown good ability at home, Alittle Loose has taken a bit of figuring out so it was great to see her back in the winner's circle in the Zonzo Estate Handicap at Yarra Valley on Thursday.Not a mare who appreciates being inside other horses, Alittle Loose was ...

Double For Ethan

Double For Ethan

Dec 24, 2016

It was a big night for our apprentice Ethan Brown at Cranbourne with a winning double including our own talented galloper Leodoro who was so impressive saluting at his first run back from a break."I am rapt to get one on the board for the boss," Ethan said, adding that "I've got ...

Behind The Scenes PART 3 - swimming

Behind The Scenes PART 3 - swimming

Dec 21, 2016

The horse is made to exercise intermittently, a pick of grass here, a saunter there, another nibble, another stroll. But the thoroughbred racehorse spends much of his time in a confined space, whether it be in a yard or a box. They are exercised somewhat strenuously in the ...

Lead Pony Wins!

Lead Pony Wins!

Dec 13, 2016

It was a winner of a different ilk for Michael Kent, his lightly raced pacer Plyometric saluting at just his fourth start at Melton recently.And what a background story there is to this seven-year-old!Deciding it would be fun to race a standardbred with some friends, Mick headed ...

Behind The Scenes PART 2 - Dr Lindsay Elliot

Behind The Scenes PART 2 - Dr Lindsay Elliot

Nov 15, 2016

Whilst undergoing his veterinary training Dr Lindsay Elliot was often told that such left of centre treatments as chiropractic and acupuncture were not relevant in the horse world.But something about both interested him and when the opportunities arose to study them he was first ...

Michael Kent Jnr at Newmarket

Michael Kent Jnr at Newmarket

Nov 10, 2016

Check out Michael Kent Jnr as he continues his UK adventure!https://twitter.com/7horseracing/status/796141542129840129/video/1

Behind The Scenes PART 1 - our vet

Behind The Scenes PART 1 - our vet

Nov 10, 2016

Tuesday afternoons at the stables are particularly busy ones. There's the usual routine, swimming for some, time on the walker for othersand a well earned pick of grass.And whilst this is happening it is inspection day. Dr Stuart Vallance runs a knowledgeable eye over our team ...

More Black Type For Vibrant Rouge

More Black Type For Vibrant Rouge

Oct 04, 2016

What a terrific run it was by Vibrant Rouge in Saturday's Gr.2 Rose Of Kingston Stakes at Flemington, the consistent eight-year-old adding further black type to her already impressive record.Already a Gr.3 winner and now two times Group placed, Vibrant Rouge has won eight races ...

Abbey Marie Thriving

Abbey Marie Thriving

Sep 11, 2016

Star filly Abbey Marie is enjoying stable life in preparation for a spring campaign, the last start Group One Australasian Oaks winner in great shape after suffering from a life threatening infection in late May.Thankfully responding to treatment before a break at Merlin ...

Vibrant Victory

Vibrant Victory

Aug 30, 2016

Vibrant Rouge's victory at Caulfield on Saturday was both a relief and a thrill for the stable, the talented mare having been in such great form without managing a win since joining our team.She had however ran three consecutive placings leading to her breakthrough, not always ...

Kicking A Winning Goal

Kicking A Winning Goal

Aug 23, 2016

It took a few starts for Ronaldo's Goal to learn what racing was all about but once he put his mind to it - in a 1600m maiden at Pakenham on Tuesday - he could not have been more impressive! Off the fence at the 600m having settled midfield along the rails, Ronaldo's Goal loomed ...