Latest News from Michael Kent

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 ...

Taking On The Boys

Taking On The Boys

Apr 30, 2014

Really catching the eye with a fast-finishing third in last weekend’s Group One Australasian Oaks at Morphettville, Sebring filly Scratchy Bottom has pulled up very well and is ready to take on the boys in this Saturday’s $500,000 Group One South Australian ...

She's Special

She's Special

Apr 29, 2014

Having only her second start for the stable, the well-travelled mare Special Miss could not have been more impressive racing away to an easy victory at Kilmore on Monday. Settling back from a wide gate for Steven Arnold, the talented five-year-old began her run out wide at ...

NO FEAR, SHE’S A WINNER!

Apr 28, 2014

Sent out favourite on the back of an eye-catching debut performance, I’m Fearsome was travelling like the winner a long way out when breaking his maiden at Sale on Sunday. Settling beautifully in fourth position for Jackie Beriman, the  promising three-year-old ...

Treble For Michael Jnr

Treble For Michael Jnr

Apr 21, 2014

What a great day it was at the picnic meeting Swift’s Creek last Sunday – Michael’s son Michael Kent Jnr enjoying the biggest day of his riding career booting home a treble. And one of those was for his very proud Dad with King Henry recording his second ...

Farewell Stroemsky

Farewell Stroemsky

Apr 17, 2014

“Only one in a million horses gets to go out like that,” said jockey Michael Rodd after steering troemsky to a determined victory at Sale on Thursday – the six-year-old’s victory coming at his final start. Due to retired from the track in preparation ...

Epingle Tackles Chairman's

Epingle Tackles Chairman's

Apr 11, 2014

The stable is preparing for a busy weekend with runners at Cranbourne, Caulfield and Randwick. Head-lining our line- up is the talented stayer Epingle who takes her place in the Gr.2 Chairman's Handicap en-route to a crack at the Gr.1 Sydney Cup. Michael Kent is ...

Man Shares The Prize

Man Shares The Prize

Apr 09, 2014

Racing just too keenly at his previous outing when unplaced as a favoured runner at Bendigo, Malabar Man was back to his best with a grinding victory at Sandown on Wednesday. A horse who has only ever run that one ordinary race, the lightly raced four-year-old settled better ...

Pentimento Strikes Back

Pentimento Strikes Back

Apr 09, 2014

It was good to see talented mare Pentimento back to her best with a very easy victory at Kilmore on Tuesday, the five-year-old racing away to salute by an impressive 3¾ lengths. Getting back from an outside gate, Pentimento drifted back but began her run early – ...

Group One for Marianne?

Group One for Marianne?

Apr 04, 2014

Always confident that classy filly Marianne would be at her best over a bit of ground, Michael Kent is looking forward to seeing her step up to 2000m in Saturday’s Group One Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill. Drawn nicely in barrier four for regular rider Craig Williams, ...

Strong As Steele

Strong As Steele

Mar 29, 2014

There is no doubting that Miss Steele has a love of Moonee Valley and she was back in winning form at her favourite track on Saturday. Settling well back for Brad Rawiller, Miss Steele was suited by a strong tempo and she was travelling nicely as she started to edge closer ...

Written In The Win

Written In The Win

Mar 22, 2014

Barrier 13 of 13 was never going to be ideal for Written, a filly with great natural speed and who just loves to lead and run. Drawing the outside gate at Sandown on Saturday, the three-year-old had to do a bit of early work to get to her favoured position but once there she ...