Latest News from Michael Kent

Daze Delights at Debut

Daze Delights at Debut

Mar 21, 2018

It always takes a fair bit of talent for a horse to win at debut and Island Daze looks to have a nice career in store on the back of a promising victory at Kyneton on Wednesday.Finishing all over the top of her rivals - several of them more experienced - Island Daze hit the lead ...

Wild Shows Staying Potential

Wild Shows Staying Potential

Mar 20, 2018

Michael Kent is quite fond of staying types and when approached to take on a well related daughter of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Dalakhani he was happy to oblige - and it did not take long for him to be impressed by the grey named Wild Sea.From day one showing staying ...

Metro Win for Nome

Metro Win for Nome

Mar 05, 2018

Dr Dean Andary admits to have had a restless day on Friday... "I didn't really know what to do with myself," he laughed, "I was very nervous."The reason being that his much loved filly Metronome was racing at Moonee Valley that night, a promising daughter of Helmet that he bred ...

Stealing Another Win

Stealing Another Win

Feb 27, 2018

She was up in distance and weight but that was not going to stop the game mare Thieving Minx at Sale on Tuesday, the five-year-old so tough leading throughout to claim victory in the BM64 1419m contest.Recording her second win from her last three starts, the daughter of Time ...

Winning Behaviour

Winning Behaviour

Feb 25, 2018

Promising filly looked perfectly placed to break through at Yarra Valley on Saturday and despite getting further back than planned (she slipped slightly at the jump) she was impressive saluting in easy fashion.Storming home out wide in the run home, Behave proved a class above ...

Go Goethe!

Go Goethe!

Feb 21, 2018

The stable headed to Kyneton with two runners on Wednesday and we were delighted to cheer them both home to victory - Brooklands winning the first and Goethe the seventh.Recovering quickly off a tardy start to sit midfield along the rails, Goethe was always travelling well for ...

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 ...