Latest News from Michael Kent

Cranbourne Double

Cranbourne Double

Jun 23, 2015

We enjoyed a terrific day at our home track on Sunday, taking two runners- Golden Twist and Bayanova - to Cranbourne races and cheering as they both found the line in impressive style. With Golden Twist always shown good natural ability and trialling well in the lead-up we ...

Farewell Epingle

Farewell Epingle

Jun 21, 2015

A real stable favourite, the tough and talented Epingle was retired after her gallant third in last weekend's Group 3 Tattersall's Cup at Eagle Farm. Finishing her race gamely as she always did, the Rick Jamieson owned seven-year-old enhanced her already excellent ...

Special At Flemington

Special At Flemington

Jun 12, 2015

Tough and talented mare Special Miss continues to hold her form and it was good to see her back into the winners stall at Flemington on Wednesday. Unlucky when held up for runs when contesting the Listed Centaurea Stakes at her previous outing in Adelaide, the consistent ...

Jake's Turn To Jet-Set

Jake's Turn To Jet-Set

May 25, 2015

On the back of a victory for Ben Thompson at Kentucky last week, another of our promising young apprentices has his sights set on overseas success - Jake Bayliss chosen to represent Australian in the second heat of the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World ...

Beautiful Bayanova!

Beautiful Bayanova!

May 21, 2015

We've had a good run of late with horses having their first run for the stable and another in winning form was Bayanova at the metropolitan grade Mornington meeting on Wednesday. Having his first start since April last year, the lightly raced four-year-old was kicking off ...

Ben shines in Kentucky

Ben shines in Kentucky

May 19, 2015

The stable is extremely proud of the achievements of our apprentice Ben Thompson overseas last week - the 18-year-old in winning form during the prestigious HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship series held at Kentucky. In front of a large crowd, Ben ...

Tears For Winner

Tears For Winner

May 17, 2015

There were emotional scenes after the impressive victory recorded by Yalu at Kilmore on Sunday, the lightly raced four-year-old's breeder Connie Manley passing away after a battle with cancer just two days previously. Raced by her family who were on course to pay tribute ...

Jet-Setting Apprentices

Jet-Setting Apprentices

May 04, 2015

We are proud that two of our talented young riders Ben Thompson and Beau Mertens have been chosen to represent Australia in special races overseas. Ben (pictured) will be riding in the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship, an all Arabian race to be held ...

Michael talks about Victoria's tracks

Michael talks about Victoria's tracks

Apr 29, 2015

http://www.racing.com/news/2015-04-28/sand-based-tracks-cant-cope-kent

Epingle - a great little mare!

Epingle - a great little mare!

Apr 25, 2015

Already a dual Gr.3 winner in Tasmania evergreen mare Epingle added a third success at that level to her resume with a gutsy performance in Saturday's Chairman's Handicap at the Gold Coast. Losing her on pace position when the pace stepped up before the turn, Epingle ...

Super Supido

Super Supido

Apr 03, 2015

Given a bit of time after showing considerable promise in just two spring outings, Supido resumed with a soft one length victory at Sandown on Wednesday. And an expected one it was, the son of Sebring sent out a hot odds-on favourite in the 1000m maiden. Settling nicely ...

Iron Will To Win

Iron Will To Win

Mar 26, 2015

Having run well without the best of luck at his first two starts, Iron Spider was a deserved winner at the new Racing.com Park at Tynong on Thursday. Slowly away at his Ballarat debut in mid February, the promising three-year-old was doing his best work late whilst second up ...

Oncidium Rules

Oncidium Rules

Mar 26, 2015

Naming one of his home-breds after one of his favourites of the past, Illowra Stud's Nigel Berry was thrilled to cheer on Oncidium Ruler to an impressive maiden victory at Geelong on Saturday. Having only his second start, the big rangy three-year-old was stepping up from ...

Scratchy Bottom's Epona Stakes

Scratchy Bottom's Epona Stakes

Mar 22, 2015

Ever since Scratchy Bottom showed herself to be a horse of superior talent when bolting in with her maiden at her Moonee Valley debut in October 2013 it has been Michael Kent's aim to secure black-type to ensure the ongoing value of the well related daughter of ...

She Is Special

She Is Special

Mar 21, 2015

A favourite around the stable due to her heart and consistency, Special Miss continued her great recent run at form with a soft victory at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Well supported having been successful at the same trip - 2040m - at the same track last month, the ...

MIchael's Unique Double

MIchael's Unique Double

Mar 16, 2015

Saturday was a big day for Michael Kent Jnr whose recent run of success as a rider and trainer continued with a two-track double. Kicking off the day with a winner at Woolamai, Michael rode his father's horse King Henry to his fourth win this year - the son of King Of ...

Double for Michael Kent Jnr

Double for Michael Kent Jnr

Mar 10, 2015

It was another memorable day at the picnics for the stable with Michael Kent Jnr steering home at double at Balnarring on Monday. What Logic and Aurelli were the winners and the latter was of particular significance as that six-year-old mare is also trained  by ...

Black Flash!

Black Flash!

Mar 04, 2015

Treated with plenty of respect by punters, Black Velveteen was kept very safe as equal second favourite in the 1400m maiden at Sandown on Wednesday - and she duly rewarded her supporters with a stunning performance. Having only her second start, and her first since late ...

Madog In Winning Form

Madog In Winning Form

Mar 03, 2015

Having just his second start for the stable, the lightly raced and talented four-year-old Madog was an easy two length winner at Bendigo on Friday. Sent out favourite in the 1600m BM58 event, Madog drifted back to last from his outside gate and looked to be in trouble hemmed ...

Three In A Row For Varboss

Three In A Row For Varboss

Feb 26, 2015

Exciting galloper Varboss continued on his winning way at Sandown on Wednesday, the handsome chestnut defying a tardy start and the pattern of the day when racing clear along the rails to win by a length with plenty in hand. Not deterred by topweight of 60kg, Varboss won his ...

Three In A Row For Varboss

Three In A Row For Varboss

Feb 26, 2015

Exciting galloper Varboss continued on his winning way at Sandown on Wednesday, the handsome chestnut defying a tardy start and the pattern of the day when racing clear along the rails to win by a length with plenty in hand. Not deterred by topweight of 60kg, Varboss won his ...

Moonee Valley Double

Moonee Valley Double

Feb 22, 2015

A triple city winner at three, Written was straight into winning form at her first run as a four-year-old, the talented and speedy chestnut  recording a gutsy victory at Moonee Valley on Friday night - the second leg of a stable double. Sitting fourth on the rails, ...

All The Way for Special Miss

All The Way for Special Miss

Feb 22, 2015

Whilst Michael Kent enjoys a well earned family break the stable continues on its winning ways and at Moonee Valley on Friday night we were represented by a double - both of our runners for the evening finding the line well. The first of our winners was the gutsy mare Special ...

Milestone Victory A Family Affair

Milestone Victory A Family Affair

Feb 16, 2015

"It has been five months of hard work with many mistakes along the way - but he made it all worthwhile!" said a delighted Michael Kent Jnr after the easy victory recorded by Big Baba Looey at Yarra Valley on Saturday. Describing the five-year-old's 1 3/4 length ...