Latest News from Michael Kent

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 ...

Dane Again!

Dane Again!

Nov 07, 2013

When five horses turn into the straight together – when the race will be determined by the toughest and most determined of the group – then the horse you want to be on is Danestroem! As game as they come, Danestroem is a mare who really knows how to get to the ...

Seven Degrees Blows Them Away!

Seven Degrees Blows Them Away!

Oct 19, 2013

Seven Degrees put in a dashing front running display at his home track on Friday night - taking a clear lead early and getting further in front as the race progressed. Four lengths ahead of his rivals at the 800m, the four-year-old accelerated from before the turn and was ...

Backbone Ballarat Cup Bound

Backbone Ballarat Cup Bound

Oct 16, 2013

Backbone is a well named horse - for he has plenty of it! "He is a good, tough horse,"  said Michael Kent after the five-year-old's determined victory on the 1000 Guineas card at Caulfield on Wednesday. "There was no speed in the race so he had to ...

Cadel Triomphent!

Cadel Triomphent!

Oct 12, 2013

At no stage during the running of the 1600m maiden at Cranbourne on Friday night did it look like Cadel Triomphe was a realistic winning chance - that is until the very final stages of the race! Settling well back in the field of ten, Cadel Triomphe edged closer before the ...

Moonee Valley Debutant Double

Moonee Valley Debutant Double

Oct 05, 2013

Most of the attention on the first of our two Moonee Valley winners on Friday night was on her name - but hopefully that won't detract from the fact that Scratchy Bottom actually has a great deal of talent. A valley in Dorset, England - in a survey named the ...

A Bold Performance

A Bold Performance

Oct 02, 2013

By no means the complete package was Bold Zamour when he came to us this year, the son of Zabeel "a bundle of nerves" according to Michael Kent who felt a sense of satisfaction at guiding the gelding to an easy win at Kilmore on Tuesday. Travelling nicely at ...

McNulty A Maiden No Longer

McNulty A Maiden No Longer

Sep 25, 2013

A horse who has always displayed a great deal of natural ability, McNulty as a stakes placegetter was considered one of the better maidens around - but he shed that tag with a convincing performance at Sale on Wednesday. Having only his second run back from a spell, the ...

True Brave records

True Brave records "first"win

Sep 23, 2013

Appreciating a step up in distance, True Brave was back in form with a game performance at Pakenham on Saturday. Relishing the 1750m, the five-year-old dug deep to take out the ratings contest and it was actually the first time he has crossed the line in first place - ...

Miss Matty Relishes Heavy Going

Miss Matty Relishes Heavy Going

Sep 20, 2013

Connections of consistent mare Miss Matty are pretty happy to see Melbourne's winter conditions continue for a while yet - the five-year-old relishing wet tracks - as she showed with a dominant performance at Cranbourne on Thursday. Settling back - as is her usual ...

Consorting Salutes First Up

Consorting Salutes First Up

Sep 13, 2013

We have been delighted to welcome to the stable Kerry Selleck and her friends - the owner/breeder sending us a lovely group of horses - and winners! Siblings Danestroem and Stroemsky have both won for us over the past few months and their younger half brother Consoring ...

Hey Marianne!

Hey Marianne!

Aug 31, 2013

It is no mean feat to step straight up from a maiden to metropolitan company but on the strength of Marianne's victory at Caulfield on Saturday she is up to even bigger and better things. Always travelling well off the leader for Craig Willams, the promising ...

Tough on the bog!

Tough on the bog!

Aug 16, 2013

Having just his third start, the promising West Of The Jordan was impressive breaking his maiden at Ballarat on Thursday. Despite striking heavy conditions for the first time - and it was a particularly demanding track - West Of The Jordan travelled sweetly back on the ...

Bright Future Predicted For Marianne

Bright Future Predicted For Marianne

Aug 12, 2013

Maiden wins do not come much easier than that of Marianne's at Cranbourne on Sunday - the lightly raced and exciting filly racing clear to a soft 3½ length victory at only her second outing. Thought highly enough of to make her debut in Listed company at ...

Singing Another Winning Tune

Singing Another Winning Tune

Aug 07, 2013

Lightly raced six-year-old The Jazz Singer is building up an enviable record, the gelding at Sandown on Wednesday storming home to record his fourth victory from just seven starts. Settling back in the 1800m Le Pines Handicap, the Singspiel gelding looked to be in trouble ...

Kicking off new season with a bang!

Kicking off new season with a bang!

Aug 02, 2013

Having seen off the 2012/13 season with a winner it was great to kick off the new one with another - the stable cheering on The Sicilian to victory in the very first race for 2013/14. Having only his third start, the promising five-year-old appreciated a step up in distance ...

Farewelling the season with a winner!

Farewelling the season with a winner!

Aug 01, 2013

We saw off the 2012/2013 season in style with a smart winner - Seven Cities saluting in easy fashion at Ballarat on Wednesday. From barrier four jumping to the lead, the lightly raced and talented five-year-old travelled nicely for Jake Bayliss and - after being joined at ...