Latest News from Michael Kent

Charlevoix Charges!

Charlevoix Charges!

Feb 03, 2016

First catching Michael's eye at the 2014 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, Charlevoix was passed in but he liked him so much he quickly put a syndicate together, put in an offer - and the horse headed to Cranbourne!And, just under two years later under the name of Charlevoix he ...

Supido Stunning

Supido Stunning

Jan 31, 2016

It was a simply stunning performance by Supido first up in the Michael Stewart Plate at Flemington on Saturday, the exciting galloper dominant saluting by a soft 1 1/2 lengths at his first outing since last winter.Off the scene with niggling problems since that time, Supido has ...

Leodoro - A Special Win

Leodoro - A Special Win

Jan 29, 2016

All wins are exciting but some are more emotional, more significant than others - such as that recorded by the promising four-year-old Leodoro at Mornington on Friday.Having just his third start and his first since the spring, the lightly raced gelding struck heavy going for the ...

Madog Digs

Madog Digs

Jan 27, 2016

There were a few tense moments for supports of Madog as he entered the Werribee straight on Monday but he is a horse who knows how to find the line and once a split came he was determined to take it.Allowed to find his feet from a wide gate for Brad Rawiller, the sparingly raced ...

Plouc Prounces

Plouc Prounces

Jan 25, 2016

Having just his second run for the stable, Plouc was an impressive winner at Yarra Valley on Saturday, always travelling well behind the leader and shooting clear in the run home.A horse on the up, Plouc saluted by a soft 2 1/4 lengths - breaking through for his maiden victory ...

Wonderful To Win!

Wonderful To Win!

Jan 07, 2016

Great supporters of the stable for the last few years, John Olle and Karin MacNab looked to have a nice type in the shape of impressive Kyneton winner Albion Road.A hot short priced favourite after running such good races at his first two outings, the three-year-old Street Boss ...

Danestroem - again!

Danestroem - again!

Dec 28, 2015

What a wonderful mare Danestroem has been for the stable; the six-year-old racing consistently throughout her career and on Boxing Day proving just too tough for her rivals in the Ken Sturt Handicap at Caulfield.It was the second metropolitan win in a row for the tough daughter ...

Chicago Pounces

Chicago Pounces

Dec 19, 2015

An aggressive ride by Jake Bayliss saw the talented Downtown Chicago back into form at Yarra Valley on Friday, the four-year-old closer to the pace than usual - and it did the trick!"We decided to drive him out of the barriers into the first four from the good gate and have him ...

Making His Mark

Making His Mark

Dec 12, 2015

A rise in weight proved no hindrance for St Mark as he appreciated a drop in class at Sale on Friday, the tough seven-year-old doing a great job recording the fifth success of his 42 start career.Nicely rated by Noel Callow, the bay was always travelling well midfield, looming ...

Fourth city win for Danestroem

Fourth city win for Danestroem

Dec 05, 2015

What a terrific mare Danestroem has been for the stable and for her proud owners, at Caulfield on Saturday the tough and talented six-year-old digging deep to record the seventh victory of her 35 start career. Amassing over $374,000 in stakes, the daughter of Elvstroem has ...

Yalu Loves Kilmore

Yalu Loves Kilmore

Dec 02, 2015

It was a welcome return to form for Yalu at Kilmore on Tuesday, the talented mare impressive finding the line in determined fashion at her second run back from a break. Below her best over the winter, Yalu nevertheless kept working well at home and a return to the track where ...

Realist's Retirement

Realist's Retirement

Sep 30, 2015

One of the challenges of racing horses is finding them the perfect home upon retirement and we are pleased that we have caring owners in our stable who ensure that a great second career awaits. Such as Karin MacNab who, with John Olle, bred and raced the talented Realist who ...

Letting Loose!

Letting Loose!

Sep 30, 2015

It was a barnstorming victory recorded by the promising filly Alittle Loose at Ballarat on Wednesday, the three-year-old settling well back in a 1600m maiden and charging home! Beginning her run from the 800m, Alittle Loose was wide into the straight but she really let go ...

A Princely Performance

A Princely Performance

Sep 30, 2015

Not always the easiest horse to ride, Vienna Prince was perfectly steered by Noel Callow at Mornington on Tuesday - breaking through for his first win since he claimed his maiden last spring. Well placed in a 1500m BM64 contest, Vienna Prince enjoyed a nice trail just off the ...

Tac De Boistron Retired

Tac De Boistron Retired

Sep 19, 2015

"He has been a great horse for a lot of people," Michael Kent said upon hearing the news that grand campaigner Tac de Boistron was retired last week. A popular and talented grey raced by a large group of enthusiastic owners, the two time Gr.1 Prix Royal Oak winner ...

He Is Good!

He Is Good!

Sep 19, 2015

It has never been smooth sailing for Good Value, a horse who has endured his fair share of set-backs but who just keeps finding the line - doing a great job to claim victory in Saturday's Fight Cancer Foundation Handicap at Caulfield. Getting back off a tardy start and ...

Ballarat Double

Ballarat Double

Sep 08, 2015

The first leg of our Ballarat double on Sunday, Chemistry did a great job to win first up after finding her share of trouble of running. Travelling well - in fact exceptionally well - for Damian Lane, the lightly raced mare got in behind a wall of horses at the 450m, looking ...

Nesbo Charges!

Nesbo Charges!

Sep 08, 2015

It was a barnstorming victory recorded by Nesbo at Ballarat on Sunday, the talented six-year-old charging home from the rear of the field to find the line in determined fashion at his first run since June. Our second winner from as many runners on the card, Nesbo drifted back ...

Pointing To A Bright Future

Pointing To A Bright Future

Aug 25, 2015

There has always been something about Data Point, a particuarly good-looking horse who was in great demand as a yearling, the stable having to go to $245,000 to secure the colt at last year's Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. A horse with considerable presence, the son of ...

Season Wrap-Up

Season Wrap-Up

Aug 10, 2015

As we usher in the new racing season we will take a quick look at the one that was 2014/15 and thank our supporters and congratulate our winners! Highlights of the season included a number of wins for Michael Kent Junior - who has just embarked on a big adventure spending a ...

A Favourite Salutes

A Favourite Salutes

Jul 23, 2015

You Think So is a horse of firsts. He was Jake Bayliss' first winner - and his first Flemington winner. And at Bendigo's metropolitan graded meeting on Wednesday he was ridden for the first time by Jake's brother Regan - and he won! "I have had an ...

Superb Supido!

Superb Supido!

Jul 20, 2015

Michael Kent well remembers the day Supido did his first bit of fast work at Cranbourne - "he went so fast the rider nearly came off!" he laughed. And since that day Supido, a horse whose name is aptly a word for speed in Japanese, has proven that he is indeed a ...

Supido Returns

Supido Returns

Jul 17, 2015

Michael Kent is looking forward to having the talented Supido back on track at Flemington on Saturday, the three-year-old having suffered from a series of set-backs since impressing with a Sandown maiden victory in early April. Trialling brilliantly at Cranbourne in late May, ...

Ahhhh... she finally gets up!

Ahhhh... she finally gets up!

Jun 25, 2015

It has taken a while for the talented Ahhhh to break through for her first win but it was worth the wait as she attacked the line in determined fashion at Pakenham on Thursday. Appreciating the step up to 1580m, Ahhhh travelled nicely for Mark Zahra and once into clear ...