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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 ...

Group One Placing For Wyndspelle

Group One Placing For Wyndspelle

Nov 05, 2017

A Group Two winner of the Waikato Guineas at home, New Zealand galloper Wyndspelle has been in great form since joining our stables this spring and it was great to see him in the placings in one of the big races at Flemington on Derby Day.Travelling nicely for Craig Williams, ...

GROUP THREE FOR QUILATE!

GROUP THREE FOR QUILATE!

Oct 20, 2017

It is always satisfying when long term plans come off - such as when Mick Kent suggested to the owners of Quilate a few months ago that the Gr.3 Ladies Day Vase at Caulfield would be a good aim for her.Quilate was spelling at the time and a plan was laid out - she was to resume ...

Our apprentice's mums!

Our apprentice's mums!

Oct 17, 2017

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary's Kristen Manning - who also writes the stories for our site, recently interviewed the mothers of our star apprentices Beau Mertens, Jake Bayliss and Ethan ...

Abbey Marie Contests Caulfield Cup

Abbey Marie Contests Caulfield Cup

Oct 17, 2017

There is a buzz in the air at this time of year and everyone in the stable is excited to have our lovely mare Abbey Marie lining up in Saturday's Group One $3 million Caulfield Cup.Abbey Marie's lead up form for the 2400m feature has been most encouraging and her late sectionals ...

Spirit Remains Undefeated

Spirit Remains Undefeated

Oct 10, 2017

It is no mean feat for a horse to win their first three starts but that is just what Princeton Spirit has done, at Moonee Valley on Friday night heading to town for the first time and again proving too strong.Making his own luck on pace, Princeton Spirit was always travelling ...

Queen Quilate!

Queen Quilate!

Sep 30, 2017

A mare who has always displayed above average ability, the five-year-old Quilate looks to have come up better than ever - at Mornington on Saturday recording a tough 1500m victory at only her second run back from a spell.Stepping up from 1200m having finished off nicely when ...