Latest News from Michael Kent

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 ...

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 ...