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Vienna Prince Breaks Through

Vienna Prince Breaks Through

Nov 23, 2014

With the natural talent that Vienna Prince has always shown, it was a surprise to the stable that he was still lining up in a maiden at his fifth outing but it was worth the wait as he recorded a tough victory at Cranbourne on Friday night. Doing a bit of early work before ...

A Holy Double

A Holy Double

Nov 22, 2014

It may have taken a while for the talented Holy Cow to break through for her first win but after claiming her maiden at Moonee Valley late last month she was able to go right on with the job at that same track on Friday night. Despite rising in both class and distance, the ...

Holy Cow! A winner!

Holy Cow! A winner!

Oct 31, 2014

It may have taken a little while longer than expected for the talented Holy Cow to break her maiden but she it in style stepping up to 1600m at Moonee Valley last Friday night. Booting through from her inside gate to take the lead, Holy Cow was pressured from 900m out but she ...

Truck Fires

Truck Fires

Oct 19, 2014

A bold ride by our apprentice Jake Bayliss saw Fire Truck return to easy winning form at Seymour on Tuesday, the six-year-old recording his first success since last spring. Sparingly raced since that time, the son of Encosta de Lago has always shown middle distance and ...

Porte Cochere posts overdue win

Porte Cochere posts overdue win

Oct 18, 2014

A gear change and distance tweak proved a winning formula for consistent mare Porte Cochere who scored a long overdue maiden victory at Cranbourne on Friday night. After racking up four seconds in a row, blinkers came off the five-year-old in Friday night's Slickpix ...

Last stride win for Downtown Chicago

Last stride win for Downtown Chicago

Oct 13, 2014

Promising stayer Downtown Chicago gave his owners plenty of anxious moments with a remarkable last stride win at Kilmore on Sunday. Only a hairs breadth separated the quinella, with Daniel Moor on The Brightonian only satisfied he had finished second after a close examination ...

Promising stayer Varboss wins stable debut

Promising stayer Varboss wins stable debut

Oct 09, 2014

Varboss has much to live up to but is on the right track after winning his first start for the stable at Ballarat on Wednesday. The Street Boss four-year-old is the first foal from former Mick Kent-trained mare Varevees who was a premier French staying mare when notable ...

Umatilla Girl posts overdue win

Umatilla Girl posts overdue win

Oct 07, 2014

Jockey Brad Rawiller needed all of his vigour to kick unlucky mare Umatilla Girl over the line for an overdue win at Echuca on Tuesday. Rawiller said that it was a long last 200 metres as the six-year-old mare gradually wore down Zalga and then had to hold off a strong ...

Consorting win has him ready for better races

Consorting win has him ready for better races

Oct 04, 2014

Trainer Michael Kent has had a stellar start to Moonee Valley's Jeep 55-Second Challenge with Consorting giving him his second heat win in as many weeks. The four-year-old joins his seven-year-old stablemate Solsay, who landed the first heat of the sprint series only ...

Valley win primes Solsay for Apache

Valley win primes Solsay for Apache

Sep 27, 2014

Consistent galloper Solsay will target the feature sprint on his home track on Cranbourne Cup Day next month after an exhilarating Moonee Valley victory on Friday night. Ridden by Jackie Beriman, the seven-year-old weaved his way through from an awkward position in the ...

Little Hottie burns at debut

Little Hottie burns at debut

Sep 24, 2014

Promising filly Little Hottie will get a chance to prove she is an Oaks filly this spring after storming home to an easy debut win at Kyneton on Tuesday. Jockey Dean Yendall loved Little Hottie's impressive turn of foot in the home straight, and she was most convincing ...

Debut win fuels Derby hopes for San Padre

Debut win fuels Derby hopes for San Padre

Sep 18, 2014

Exciting young stayer San Padre has the Victoria Derby in his sights after an impressive debut win at Sale. Trainer Mick Kent said the Teofilo colt had "buckets loads of stamina" and would be fast-tracked to stakes class next start at Flemington where he would ...

Value A Winner

Value A Winner

Aug 18, 2014

It is a shame that Good Value has had his issues, the sparingly raced eight-year-old always showing plenty of natural ability – as was on show at Caulfield on Saturday as he raced away to an impressive 4¼ length victory. Enjoying a nice run behind leader Loot ...

3 for 3 at Cranbourne trials

3 for 3 at Cranbourne trials

Aug 08, 2014

The stable enjoyed a good morning at the Cranbourne trials on Monday with all three of our runners winning their heats. Kicking off our successful morning was Good Value who had only two rivals to beat but he accounted for them easily, his winning margin and impressive four ...

A Vintage Performance

A Vintage Performance

Jul 28, 2014

It was a joy to watch Vintage Lad at Sandown on Sunday, the lightly raced and talented four-year-old always travelling sweetly positioned nicely behind the leader. And the race became all the more enjoyable when, after being challenged from the 300m, he gave a nice kick at ...

Written Overcomes Trouble

Written Overcomes Trouble

Jul 21, 2014

Written looked to be in trouble early at Flemington on Saturday, the tough filly just 400m after the start of the Vintage Crop Curragh Racecourse Handicap checked before clipping heels. But she ended up taking a sit fourth behind the leaders – not letting the ...

Stakes Success for Pyrrolic

Stakes Success for Pyrrolic

Jul 12, 2014

Wind operations, said Michael Kent “either work or they don’t,” and he was very pleased that the one performed on the talented Pyrrolic was a successful one – the exciting galloper so impressive winning the Listed Creswick Series Final at Flemington on ...

Princess Salutes

Princess Salutes

Jun 22, 2014

Gala Princess is a filly who has always been highly regarded, as evidence by the fact that she has started favourite at each of her three starts to date. Finishing on strongly for third at her Moonee Valley debut late last year, the daughter of Desert King hit the line hard ...

Spider Shows Bite

Spider Shows Bite

Jun 14, 2014

On several occasions down the Moe straight on Saturday Spiderbite looked beaten. Making the pace for apprentice Jake Bayliss, the two-year-old was strongly challenged from the turn by Meet Harry who got at least on terms. But Spiderbite was not to be denied, fighting ...

All The Way for Escamillo

All The Way for Escamillo

May 31, 2014

Despite racing a little greenly, Escamillo was able to record a commanding all-the-way victory in the Samson Handicap at Sandown on Saturday – an excellent performance at only his second start. Tiring late after showing similar pace at his Flemington debut a few weeks ...

A Career of Contrasts

A Career of Contrasts

May 23, 2014

She has only had six starts but already the career of La Veuve has been one of contrasts – the promising three-year-old mixing her form before a breakthrough victory at Bendigo on Thursday. After an eye-catching debut third at Ballarat last spring, connections began to ...

Saturday Class beckons for McNulty

Saturday Class beckons for McNulty

May 16, 2014

Backing up after a great run – in which he was only narrowly defeated by the promising Word Of Mouth after engaging in a two horse war down the Seymour straight a week ago – McNulty was able to record his first metropolitan victory at Sandown on Wednesday. Ridden ...

Ana Flies!

Ana Flies!

May 12, 2014

The Morphettville grandstand exploded on Saturday as a group of very excited and very proud owners cheered “Go Ana, Go Ana” from the top of the straight all the way to the finish line. Their beloved Anna – also known as Miss Steele – recorded one of ...

As Smooth As Silk

As Smooth As Silk

May 12, 2014

What great form the talented mare Silk And Diamonds has been in of late – and she was thoroughly deserving of her first metropolitan win last weekend. Storming home out wide to claim the Recycle Handicap, Silk And Diamonds provided jockey Jackie Beriman with a memorable ...