Listen: Michael Kent Jr Discuss Training with Nick Price
"You're an answer that you would partner up with moldable group on trying to make progress as a partner shipping training. Congratulations Yeah thank you Massive opportunity for myself and to be honest one never saw coming star of the year. Tell me about the meeting because make pry prices. Roy is an ECLECTIC cut. I think he's he's a deep thinker. He knows what he wants and he goes and gets it and he doesn't mean these words. Tell us about the meeting is he's Dave think of it doesn't Stuff around you know. He's racy manager Luke Rubinsohn. Who is now working for you? Long as they are rising manager toll team in February at the Sydney classic style that he was leaving and blessings and literally within three days. The found out after the fact He gave me a cold. He said long well. Yes it on Dennen Roby the south grounds. He said I'll see you in five minutes. And he gave me an opportunity to be training partner. which was a massive massive one for me So quickly cold people inside circle and went through it all and had a meeting with Mick wake lighter went through the nitty-gritty and We shook shook hands. What would you connection with MC price proud of that? So I've been working my Dad Potong. Who is trying to Kramden But also doing stock work boy and selling horses and Managing Phoenix Thunderbirds. Australian bloodstock Phoenix. You would know Are Join Loving Gabby And they're getting big. They've spent close to a million lost around the world They've got now Sixty racehorses in Australia and fairly broom is are they getting big quickly and we had Taibbi San and training with Mick process the white colors with the orange and it's always Dealing with make a bit like that and I think I suppose he took some notice of me during that Tom Period. And as I said that's how he's. Brian Works Mickey. He's very good to make a quick decision and not around and he's awesome and I'm glad you did you vote in Britain. The Guy some must've made a big decision. Few to accept. Israel was a partnership with MC pros. You talk to your family. Your father. You mentioned make taint as a mobile group winning south when your mother Viki also stems from a racing family and father bobby scarlet right as a junkie headed. That meeting with the family family was a deal. Yeah let's talk about Everyone David blessing including dad honestly mid-process one fifty eight great ones massive business. Probably the third holiest number of horses in training in Victoria. We're at the moment And on the other hand Dad small business probably Didn't they'd be there for the time being I'm only twenty nine years old so you know it was a bit of a Ni- Brian for me to go out with Mick and get that experience and I'm very thankful that he the Also gaming the tomato could have just been an assistant to him but to put me in the partnership is really good of him And and I think if for sure so guy back and come back to the setup and the business model of the stable with you. Seventy five boxes at Caulfield and you set stand up and obviously trying to get out of that and spelling but tell me you're born and bred in the game you're well traveled those young man in in thoroughbred racing because we'll let's predominantly stop with crab father coty state. There's a picnic jockey. Himself was growing up in a rising family with the debt as China. Yes I literally the whole family racing so as you said. Dad's a educates jockeys in Hong Kong and the Donkey Club there On my mom side. So Mums Dad was champion apprentice. At Coalfield he was very good. Trier himself MOM's brother is Robert Scarlett. Who was a group? Winning Jockey won the plight. He now is Anthony Friedman's nine Trou- shawls central lines super seth thile asking for tips and then turn ankle and that family as well as a stupid Tori and cousin who's also a steward so so you can imagine we talk about on Christmas Day. So it's all there and growing up so I went to Melbourne University. Did the Bachelor of science in pre veterinary but to be honest. Just didn't have the passion I wanted to be a hole through But appease my parents and went through school and Melvin University but was working for David Highs Lindsey pock walls it Fleming at College Melbourne Elven and just track every morning and every weekend I could Then attention question grew up in Cranbourne cranborne steeped in racing history and finding off. It'd be the future of Mick price and Michael Cane racing is moving next year to try and so it's funny Y worked out CREMINS. Amazing Setup Rudy. It's a purpose built training casulty where there's a thousand horses training a training complex And really important to getting back there. I know it very well heavy. Hey we have is your whole husbandry whilst you were going through school where your hands on learning the mechanics and the writings of a stable lading hoses. Washing holes is rotting. Olson was a little school. I with that direction. Now is both at the same time. And I've got my dad to think that mostly he's He's cepeda meal of a good horseman. My Dad he's very well read. He is a very good rotter himself he won the amateur jockey primitive three times as a young kid. Has You nice on woman in a very broad and he you know maybe learned the hard way so I was working for him all the way along doing boxes to begin. Game with and Strapping horses then. I did the picnic cirque myself so I road and even had mind Austin's when I was twenty three to train only because I wanted to sort of get away from died and just do mine thing and put on you better as every young kid does but it's still had he's Advice on the way but go in the mornings and broad three of mine that I was trying for the picnics. Before I started dad my grandpa would be doing the boxes. Susan telling the horses up in between and we had a lot of fun doing that so I think have come to throw away until the basics. Dad's also big into the science of things I've been to sea many surgeries understand. If a horse has problems with row to it's knees and needs chips removed Aubain Dec- surgeries surgeries of what would vets a different style. I've seen a lot of the different aspects so I I think that's really put me in good stead as as a trainer because you have to be across everything we all the Horse in training and you'd understand all of the inflammation Intel. It gets front you each day and and then process that and then put it back out to your clients. And I'm really thankful to my father especially in my family that They've helped me. They get a good grasp of of trying little places that cheeks jigsaw puzzle in the picture inevitably because everyone is an individual and locks to do. Everything's certain why in the more easier you tap into that. Is that the cater to training also. Is that what you learned early doors. When you took training losses to tap into that individual you'll holes to get the best animal absolutely no doubt you have a general system so we actually know when a horse in the paddock to Rice Day We usually need three Muncie them fit entirely and basic process but You assess your horse and you get the information back from the horse as you know is it. Todd is happy eating well would let he moved into a different boxx. Some training lighter some of the more work So we have a basic program but yes certain. That's the most important thing about training is individualizing"