Latest News from Michael Kent

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 ...

Marianne - STAKES WINNER!

Marianne - STAKES WINNER!

Mar 22, 2014

Having been four times runner-up in stakes company at her previous four outings, it was a much deserved victory for classy filly Marianne in Friday night’s Listed Alexandra Stakes at Moonee Valley. Increasing her value with her first black type victory, the well related ...

As Smooth As...

As Smooth As...

Mar 16, 2014

What a terrific campaign honest mare Silk And Diamonds is enjoying – the in-form four-year-old at Yarra Valley on Sunday recording her second victory from her last four starts. Twice a game runner-up since her maiden victory at Werribee in late January, the bay ...

She Rocks!

She Rocks!

Mar 11, 2014

Up until Monday Godiva Rock was considered one of the best maidens in the country – her eye-catching third in last year’s Blue Diamond Stakes stamping her as a horse to follow. Lightly raced since then, Michael Kent always confident that the daughter of Stratum ...

A Third For Second?

A Third For Second?

Mar 08, 2014

Hopefully it is a case of déjà vu at Stony Creek on Sunday with our tough galloper Second King lining up in his third Stony Creek Cup – and shooting for his third success. Taking out the $70,000 2100m event by a length from Module in 2012 and by ¾ ...

Tasmanian Double for Epingle

Tasmanian Double for Epingle

Feb 27, 2014

Only a handful of horses have claimed the lucrative Hobart/Launceston Cup double – one which this year provided winning connections with a $100,000 bonus. And the double had not been taken out for a decade – that is until yesterday when in-form mare Epingle ...

Man Oh Man!

Man Oh Man!

Feb 20, 2014

You would never know watching Malabar Man that his current campaign – one which has seen him win twice and finish runner-up twice in four outings – was one that followed severe injury and an extremely long spell. Racing in flying form as a lightly raced ...

Flying Written!

Flying Written!

Feb 19, 2014

It’s a long straight at Sandown and it is not often that a horse who kicks clear from before the turn is still a margin in front coming to the finish line – but such is the speed and talent of Written that she was able to so strongly sustain a long run. Showing ...

Epingle Pings!

Epingle Pings!

Feb 15, 2014

A mare who has been chasing winning black type for some time, Epingle was a deserved – and easy – winner of the Group Three Hobart Cup on Friday evening. Stakes placed on four occasions including a game second to Sertorius in last spring’s Zipping Classic, ...

Two out of Three for Realist

Two out of Three for Realist

Feb 15, 2014

Friday was a good day for the stable kicking off with a soft victory by Realist at Pakenham. Bouncing back into winning form after an unplaced run at Caulfield where he did not have the best of luck, Realist has won two of his three runs this preparation and his good form ...

Perfect Pauling

Perfect Pauling

Feb 08, 2014

It has not been an easy road to Pauling's second Moonee Valley victory, his success in the 3000m event on Friday night a hard fought and much deserved one. Saluting in impressive fashion at the same track at his debut back in March 2012, the lightly raced seven-year-old ...

Aggressive Aggregator

Aggressive Aggregator

Feb 07, 2014

Aggressive tactics paid off for the talented stayer Aggregator at Caulfield on Wednesday, the six-year-old at only his third run this time in recording a hard-fought victory in the 2412m Alannah Hill Handicap. Drifting back to second last, the bay was given a dig by Luke ...

Itchin' For A Win

Itchin' For A Win

Feb 01, 2014

“I have always had a nice opinion of her,” said Michael Kent after the stunning return of Scratchy Bottom at Caulfield on Saturday. Having only her third start – and her first since a Group Two fourth at Moonee Valley last October, the lightly raced and ...

Summer Bikini

Summer Bikini

Feb 01, 2014

A mare who has always shown ability – but who has not always had the best of luck – Bikini Dancer was a deserved maiden winner at Kyneton on Saturday. Kicking off the new month in good style for the stable, Bikini Dancer was second up in the 1850m event having ...