Latest News from Michael Kent

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 ...

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 ...