Latest News from Michael Kent

Flying Written

Flying Written

Jan 27, 2014

A plan to sit out wide on pace came to fruition when Written recorded a dominant victory at Mornington - the second leg of a winning double for the stable. Having drawn out wide for Jackie Berriman, Written - having only her second start for us - showed good natural pace and, ...

Harry Flies

Harry Flies

Jan 27, 2014

Thought highly enough of to kick off his three-year-old campaign in a rich Magic Millions maiden, the promising Mysonharry was an impressive winner at Mornington on Monday. Getting too far back when contesting the Gold Coast race, the bay again settled back in his latest ...

Links To Phar Lap

Links To Phar Lap

Jan 27, 2014

Sunday was a great day for the stable - and so close to being a perfect one - with two winners and a close second (Malabar Man) from just three runners. The first leg of our winning double was Silk And Diamonds who found the line in determined fashion to break her maiden ...

Real Success

Real Success

Jan 27, 2014

Lightly raced four-year-old Realist showed plenty of potential when last in work and, as a more mature horse, it did not take him long to strike form this time in. Resuming in a 0-64 ratings event over 1205m at Yarra Valley on Sunday, the talented chestnut got back from a ...

Solsay Tasmania Bound

Solsay Tasmania Bound

Jan 25, 2014

It took a little while for the talented Solsay to really wind up at Moonee Valley on Friday night but once into his gears he really found, taking out the 1PRINT.COM.AU Handicap in gutsy fashion. Sitting outside the leader in the 1200m ratings contest, Solsay looked to be ...

Stroesky Overcomes Trouble

Stroesky Overcomes Trouble

Jan 18, 2014

Small fields can sometimes prove tricky affairs and so it proved for Stroemsky at Sale on Thursda, the consistent raced six-year-old overcoming trouble in running to find the line in determined style. Settling second last in a five horse field, the Elvstroem gelding needed ...

Malabar Man's Maiden

Malabar Man's Maiden

Jan 13, 2014

Having not raced since finishing unplaced in the 2012 VRC Derby behind Fiveandahalfstar, it was going to be a tough task for Malabar Man to win first up over a mile - but that is just what he did at Werribee on Sunday. Drifting back to second last, the lightly raced ...

Go Nesbo!

Go Nesbo!

Jan 12, 2014

Talented galloper Nesbo has always promised to measure up at metropolitan level and that is just what he did at Flemington on Saturday, the four-year-old impressive taking out the Straight Draw Handicap. Settling mid-field, Nesbo lost his position prior to the turn but was ...

Handsome Is...

Handsome Is...

Jan 11, 2014

When he gets his own way in front Handsome Knight can prove a hard horse to run down, and so it proved at Cranbourne on Friday night - the lightly raced four-year-old defying all challenges to break through for his second win. A maiden winner at the same track 12 months ago, ...

Hereafter Overcomes Trouble

Hereafter Overcomes Trouble

Jan 06, 2014

It did not take long for the promising four-year-old Hereafter to find winning form this preparation, the still lightly raced galloper impressive saluting over 2025m second up at Cranbourne on Friday night. Running nicely first up over a mile at Seymour, Hereafter was ...

Big Baba Again!

Big Baba Again!

Jan 01, 2014

Michael's brother Rod was excited enough when his home-bred galloper Big Baba Looey was able to break his maiden at Balnarring in early December - cheering on from Hong Kong where he works as an educator for the Hong Kong  Jockey Club. But his delight was all the ...

Patience For Pauling

Patience For Pauling

Dec 30, 2013

A reward for patience was Pauling's victory at Mornington on Monday, the seven-year-old having only his 12th start and his first since April, his road to the races a difficult one with many obstacles placed in his way! A horse who created a good impression when saluting ...

"A Super Mare!"

Dec 27, 2013

We are running out of superlatives to describe Danestroem who just keeps stepping up – since joining the stable earlier in the year winning six of her nine starts for us. And she has been particularly outstanding this time in – first up in early November winning ...

Merry Christmas from Nesbo

Merry Christmas from Nesbo

Dec 26, 2013

It is little wonder that promising gelding Nesbo was so strongly fancied at Sale on Christmas Eve, the lightly raced four-year-old having been so good – without much luck – when resuming at Caulfield a couple of weeks ago. Catching the eye with a strong run for ...

Double Vintage

Double Vintage

Dec 18, 2013

Exciting galloper Vintage Lad was rising in class and distance at Kilmore on Tuesday but those two factors were not enough to stop him continuing on his winning way. Impressive when saluting over a mile at Mornington second up earlier in the month, Vintage Lad usually sits ...

A BIG (FAMILY) DAY!

A BIG (FAMILY) DAY!

Dec 08, 2013

One of the best days enjoyed by the stable this year was at Balnarring on Saturday - a picnic maiden certainly not our biggest success but one of our most satisfying ones! For the horse - Big Baba Looey - is a rather special one, bred and raced by Michael's brother Rod, ...

Dane's First Saturday Metro Success

Dane's First Saturday Metro Success

Dec 08, 2013

Gutsy mare Danestroem did a great job to salute first up after racing wide and second up at Caulfield on Saturday - having enjoyed a better run in transit - she was most impressive. Nicely rated by Jackie Beriman, the in-form four-year-old settled just off the pace - ...

Vintage Winner

Vintage Winner

Dec 07, 2013

Having run such an encouraging third when resuming at Ballarat late last month, it was little wonder that the talented Vintage Lad was sent out favourite at Mornington on Friday. And he rewarded his supporters with an easy victory - settling fourth for Brad Rawiller and ...

Cadel Triomphs - again!

Cadel Triomphs - again!

Dec 05, 2013

Patience has indeed proven a virtue for connections of exciting galloper Cadel Triomphe who could not have been more impressive when racing away to a very easy victory at Sale on Wednesday. Catching the eye when charging home to salute at his Cranbourne debut in mid-October, ...

Moonee Valley Double

Moonee Valley Double

Nov 23, 2013

Having walked the Moonee Valley track on Saturday and deciding that the better going was out a bit, Michael Kent was content with Solsay’s outside barrier draw in the City Jeep Handicap – and happy to instruct Jackie Beriman to sit wide on the gelding. And she ...

Miss Steele Black Type Bound

Miss Steele Black Type Bound

Nov 23, 2013

Miss Steele reaffirmed her love of Moonee Valley with a strong performance in the opening race of the card on Saturday. Having her third start on the Strathayr, the talented grey recorded her second victory – and she was impressive in doing so. Settling back for ...

A Third Ballarat Cup?

A Third Ballarat Cup?

Nov 20, 2013

The stable is looking forward to Sunday’s Ballarat Cup with three nominations in the $200,000 Listed feature – a race which we won in 2010 with My Bentley and again in 2011 with Domesky. All three of our Ballarat contenders – Backbone, Epingle and You ...

Blessed Are The Cheesemakers!

Blessed Are The Cheesemakers!

Nov 12, 2013

He’snot Themessiah looks set for a successful campaign after impressing at Kilmore on Tuesday. Having only his second run this campaign, the lightly raced four-year-old was stepping up from 1717m to 1912m and he relished the journey – recording a soft three ...

On Fire!

On Fire!

Nov 12, 2013

Despite a rise in weight – asked to carry the steadier of 60kg in a ratings event at Mornington on Monday – Fire Truck proved too strong for his rivals over 2025m. Appreciating a drop in class and distance, the lightly raced five-year-old got back from his wide ...