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Singing Heads North To Hopefully Change Luck

Singing Heads North To Hopefully Change Luck

Dec 07, 2017

THURSDAY: December 7, 2017: KRIS Lees is sending Singing to Queensland tonight, trying something different to get him into the winning list in his adopted country.With Racing Queensland hosting a three-day Origin Jockeys’ Series (beginning at Doomben tomorrow and concluding on ...

Muswellbrook Focus Instead For Rosehill Pair

Muswellbrook Focus Instead For Rosehill Pair

Dec 07, 2017

THURSDAY: December 7, 2017: Dual venue acceptors Guard of Honour and Star Reflection will represent the stable at tomorrow’s Muswellbrook Cup Showcase meeting – and Sarajevo will have another crack at a country Cup.Kris Lees has decided to focus on Muswellbrook with Guard of ...

Doukhan After City Hat-Trick

Doukhan After City Hat-Trick

Nov 30, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, November 30, 2017: REJUVENATED stayer Doukhan can earn a Christmas Cup berth by clinching a city hat-trick at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.The nine-year-old, whose career has been beset by tendon problems, is in form with a vengeance and lines up in the ...

Sarajevo On Trial At 1600m In Mudgee Cup

Sarajevo On Trial At 1600m In Mudgee Cup

Nov 30, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, November 30, 2017: KRIS Lees will rely on Sarajevo to try and add a Mudgee Cup to his resume at tomorrow’s Showcase meeting.Though the former Godolphin six-year-old is on trial at the 1600m of the $50,000 Cup, Lees is quietly confident he will manage the ...

Family Win Would Be A Classic

Family Win Would Be A Classic

Nov 30, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, November 30, 2017: IT’S the first running of a race named after his legendary father – and Kris Lees needs no other reason to win it at Newcastle on Sunday.But he has an extra incentive to land the Max Lees Classic (900m) for two-year-olds; his youngster ...

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Kris "Dreaming" Of Autumn With Talented Mare

Nov 23, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, November 23, 2017: KRIS Lees is already looking ahead to the autumn with Just Dreaming, who is seeking another Rosehill Gardens success on Saturday.The track specialist will have a new rider in the Benchmark 90 Handicap (1400m), bidding for the sixth win of ...

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Kandy "Sweet" For Gosford

Nov 23, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, November 23, 2017: LIGHTLY-RACED filly Kandy no longer is unbeaten – but she could again be “sweet” for punters at Gosford on Saturday.After winning her first two starts, Kandy took on Saturday city class when last of seven runners in the talented ...

Kris Hoping For Rosehill Rain To Arrive

Kris Hoping For Rosehill Rain To Arrive

Nov 17, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, November 17, 2017: KRIS Lees is keeping his fingers crossed forecast rain eventuates prior to tomorrow’s Rosehill Gardens meeting.“I hope it does rain; it will suit all my horses,” Lees said this morning.The stable’s runners are:ROSA CAROLINA (Tye ...

Filly Carrying Stable's Sandown Hopes

Filly Carrying Stable's Sandown Hopes

Nov 17, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, November 17, 2017: STAKES-PLACED Yulong Xingsheng will carry the stable’s hopes at Sandown tomorrow as the curtain falls on the Melbourne spring carnival.Kris Lees gave earnest consideration to making a late dash with Doukhan to contest the $150,000 Listed ...

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Yulong Xingsheng To "Glow" At Sandown

Nov 14, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, November 14, 2017: KRIS Lees has kept Yulong Xingsheng in Melbourne to be his final spring carnival representative at Sandown on Saturday.Lees this morning confirmed the three-year-old filly will contest the Listed Twilight Glow Stakes (1400m) against her own ...

Karavali Stays Home For Rosehill Essay

Karavali Stays Home For Rosehill Essay

Nov 10, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, November 10, 2017: KRIS Lees is looking to talented mare Karavali clinching a “consolation” victory of sorts at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow;Lees nominated Karavali for two races at Flemington tomorrow - including the $300,000 Group 2 Matriarch Stakes (2000m) ...

Winkers Off Clearly Innocent

Winkers Off Clearly Innocent

Nov 10, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, November 10, 2017: WINKERS are off Clearly Innocent as he makes a belated bid to grab Melbourne Group 1 glory on the final day of the Cup carnival at Flemington tomorrow.And, whilst Kris Lees concedes the $1m Darley Classic (1200m) isn’t going to be an easy ...

Former Kiwi Mare A Doomben Prospect

Former Kiwi Mare A Doomben Prospect

Nov 03, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, November 3, 2017: WHILST Kris Lees has got his stable stars in Melbourne, he has gone the reverse direction with a mare he considers will run well at Doomben tomorrow.Lees withdrew the former New Zealand mare from a Canterbury engagement on Wednesday and ...

Zestful The Pick Of Derby Day Trio

Zestful The Pick Of Derby Day Trio

Nov 03, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, November 3, 2017: KRIS Lees has named Zestful as the pick of his three runners on the opening day of the Melbourne Cup carnival at Flemington tomorrow.With Kerrin McEvoy aboard, Zestful makes her Melbourne debut in the $200,000 Group 3 Skip Sprint (1100m).She ...

Shinn Clearly Popular for Darley Classic

Shinn Clearly Popular for Darley Classic

Oct 31, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, October 31, 2017: BLAKE Shinn will be a new rider for Clearly Innocent in Saturday week’s $1m Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington.Kris Lees moved quickly to book Shinn – who racked up four winners at Moonee Valley last Saturday and produced an ...

A Sound Proposition On The Big Stage

A Sound Proposition On The Big Stage

Oct 26, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, October 26, 2017: HE’S a Group 1 winner in New Zealand. Now he has the chance toclinch a black type success in Australia – and on the biggest stage at Moonee Valley on Saturday.Sound Proposition (Corey Brown) will be Kris Lees’ sole representative at ...

Still A Proposition For Plate Day

Still A Proposition For Plate Day

Oct 24, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, October 24, 2017: KRIS Lees has ruled out running Sense Of Occasion in the Cox Plate, but still will be represented at Saturday’s feature Moonee Valley meeting.Sound Proposition will contest the $200,000 Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m), and Corey Brown again ...

Admiral Ready To Break Run Of Placings

Admiral Ready To Break Run Of Placings

Oct 19, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, October 19, 2017: PATIENCE pays. That’s why Kris Lees feels Admiral Jello has a real show of ending a run of minor placings at Royal Randwick on Saturday.Placed at his last five starts, the ultra-consistent stayer faces five rivals in the Listed City ...

Hoping For Some Moreira “Magic”

Hoping For Some Moreira “Magic”

Oct 19, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, October 19, 2017: KRIS Lees is hoping international ace Joao Moreira can produce some “magic” the second time around on Danish Twist at Caulfield on Saturday.Lees has booked Hong Kong-based Moreira for his mare in the $150,000 Group 3 Moonga Stakes ...

Danish Twist Ready To Take On

Danish Twist Ready To Take On "Boys"

Oct 17, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, October 17, 2017: DANISH Twist will open another Melbourne spring campaign at Caulfield on Saturday – and is likely to take on the “boys”.Kris Lees entered the mare for two races on the Caulfield Cup program; the Moonga Stakes and Tristarc Stakes.Both ...

An Occasion Perhaps To Tackle Cox Plate

An Occasion Perhaps To Tackle Cox Plate

Oct 12, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, October 12, 2017: DOOMBEN Cup winner Sense Of Occasion may be one of champion mare Winx’s rivals in the Cox Plate later this month.Sense Of Occasion is an acceptor for Saturday’s $500,000 Craven Plate (2000m) at Royal Randwick, but Kris Lees has not yet ...

Winkers To Help Clearly's Everest Assault

Winkers To Help Clearly's Everest Assault

Oct 12, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, October 12, 2017: KRIS Lees has declared his TAB The Everest hope Clearly Innocent “as good as I have ever had him”.And, after consultation with jockey Hugh Bowman, he has opted to make an important gear change on the six-year-old for Saturday’s $10m ...

Clearly Innocent's Excellent Gallop And Draw

Clearly Innocent's Excellent Gallop And Draw

Oct 10, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, October 10, 2017: KRIS Lees put the finishing touches to Clearly Innocent’s TAB The Everest preparation this morning, and then a few hours later got an “ideal” barrier draw.Slot holder Damion Flower drew barrier 6 in the field of 12 for the six-year-old ...

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A "Progressive" Filly Ready To Make Her Debut

Oct 06, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, October 6, 2017: WELL-BRED filly Progression will make her debut tomorrow – either at home or at Port Macquarie.Kris Lees has accepted with the All Too Hard three-year-old in the 3YO Maiden Plate (900m) at Newcastle and a similar race over 1010m at the ...