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Browne Booked For Colt's Brisbane Mission

Browne Booked For Colt's Brisbane Mission

Jul 12, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, July 12, 2016: DAMIAN Browne will ride promising youngster Guard Of Honour when he concludes his two-year-old season at Eagle Farm on Saturday.Trainer Kris Lees has confirmed a Queensland trip for the colt – for a twofold purpose – and Browne’s ...

Bullock's Hard Work Earns Rewards

Bullock's Hard Work Earns Rewards

Jul 08, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, July 8, 2016: HARD work is paying off for jockey Aaron Bullock.Kris Lees has given Bullock the bulk of his rides at tomorrow’s home meeting on the Beaumont track.He partners Sam’s Oscar (2YO Maiden Plate, 1150m), Knit ‘N’ Purl (Class 2 Handicap, ...

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Kris "Guarded" On Start For Colt

Jul 08, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, July 8, 2016: A discussion between Kris Lees and Queensland owner Ron Wanless will determine whether to again test talented youngster Guard Of Honour on heavy ground at Royal Randwick tomorrow.With the track downgraded to a Heavy 10 this morning (with a ...

Wide Alleys Halve Kris' Local Chances

Wide Alleys Halve Kris' Local Chances

Jul 01, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 30, 2016: WIDE barriers on Saturday have thwarted Kris Lees’ bid to make a late charge for a seventh Newcastle premiership.Lees had four acceptors on the Beaumont track but has decided to halve that number, with Sons Of Bourke and Letsava Win ...

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Felines "Purrfect" For Winning Return

Jun 30, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 30, 2016: TALENTED mare Felines can bounce back to winning form at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Notwithstanding her 60kg and outside barrier – albeit in a small field of eight – the Kris Lees stable is keen on her chances in the Benchmark 90 ...

Kris Chasing Tiara Breakthrough

Kris Chasing Tiara Breakthrough

Jun 24, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, June 24, 2016: KRIS Lees has had seven starters in Queensland’s feature Group 1 event for the “girls” – and the closest he has come has been a second placing.But he’s hoping to correct that situation at Eagle Farm tomorrow in the $500,000 ...

Kris Undecided On Vanderkemp Run

Kris Undecided On Vanderkemp Run

Jun 17, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, June 17, 2016: KRIS Lees is tossing up whether to start Vanderkemp at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow.The lightly-raced three-year-old is one of the fancies for the Benchmark 74 Handicap (1350m) against his own age.“I scratched him from the Provincial Plate ...

Lloyd Booked For Onemorezeta

Lloyd Booked For Onemorezeta

Jun 17, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, June 17, 2016: JEFF Lloyd has been booked for Onemorezeta as Kris Lees’ “quinella girls” meet again, chasing Group 1 glory at Eagle Farm next Saturday.Lees this morning confirmed the expatriate South African’s booking for the mare in the $500,000 wfa ...

"Danish" Stays At Home

Jun 09, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 9, 2016: IN-FORM mare Danish Twist will dodge Brisbane on Saturday and race instead at Royal Randwick for a specific reason.Kris Lees accepted with Danish Twist in the Group 2 QTC Cup (1300m) at Eagle Farm’s reopening, but opted to start her in the ...

Kris Likely To Rely On Filly

Kris Likely To Rely On Filly

Jun 09, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 9, 2016: KRIS Lees will rely on one of his two youngsters in Saturday’s 2YO Maiden Handicap (1150m) on the Beaumont track.He accepted with Kool Vinnie and Invincible Gem, and declared Andrew Gibbons as the rider for each of them.Both juveniles are by ...

"Admiral" Not The Derby Roughest

Jun 09, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 9, 2016: KRIS Lees feels it is the right year to have a throw at the stumps with Queensland Derby roughie Admiral Jello at Eagle Farm on Saturday.Superbly-bred Admiral Jello will be 25-year-old jockey Aaron Bullock’s first Group 1 ride, and Lees is ...

Replacements Booked For Lightning

Replacements Booked For Lightning

Jun 05, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Sunday, June 5, 2016: KRIS Lees has quickly found replacement riders for his two mares in Wednesday’s transferred $100,000 Listed Lightning Handicap (1050m) at Doomben.The Lightning was to have been run at yesterday’s planned reopening of Eagle Farm, but heavy ...

Derby Opportunity Knocks For Bullock

Derby Opportunity Knocks For Bullock

Jun 05, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Sunday, June 5, 2016: OPPORTUNITY knocks.Kris Lees has given 25-year-old jockey Aaron Bullock the chance to ride in a Group 1 for the first time in Saturday’s $600,000 Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm.Lees today confirmed he has booked Bullock for Fastnet ...

Adam Gets Call Up For Goldstream

Adam Gets Call Up For Goldstream

Jun 02, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 2, 2016: ADAM Hyeronimus’ recent winning rides on Brisbane Cup contender Ecuador have earned him a chance for a “repeat performance” at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday – on a different horse .With many of Sydney’s leading jockeys absent with ...

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Kris' "Girls" To Weather Brisbane's Expected Rain

Jun 02, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 2, 2016: BRISBANE’s diabolical weather forecast hasn’t deterred Kris Lees from sending three mares north this evening for the scheduled resumption of racing at Eagle Farm on Saturday.Felines and Awasita ($100,000 Listed Lightning Handicap, 1000m) ...

'Academy' A Definite Chance

'Academy' A Definite Chance

May 26, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, May 26, 2016: KRIS Lees has been left with only one runner anywhere on Saturday – but advises punters not to underestimate him.With Wangh Wah a withdrawal from the Benchmark 72 Handicap (1400m) at Royal Randwick because of a temperature spike, Olympic ...

'Power' Puts Provincial Form On The Line

'Power' Puts Provincial Form On The Line

May 20, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, May 20, 2016: THE outstanding Provincial Championships form again goes on the “line” at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow.Powerline, who almost snatched the $400,000 Final (1400m) at Royal Randwick on April 9 at big odds, has his first start since in the Benchmark ...

Kris' Zest For A Black Type Brisbane Win

Kris' Zest For A Black Type Brisbane Win

May 20, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, May 20, 2016: KRIS Lees is heading to Brisbane tomorrow to saddle Zestful at Doomben as she bids for a black type breakthrough.Lees also has runners at Rosehill Gardens and at home on the Beaumont track, and is confident Zestful will maintain her excellent ...

Change Of Plans With Le Romain

Change Of Plans With Le Romain

May 16, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Monday, May 16, 2016: KRIS Lees won nine trials at home this morning – but Stradbroke Handicap contender Le Romain was an absentee from the marathon session.The star three-year-old was to have contested an 800m Open heat – one of 18 trials on the Beaumont track ...

Kris Chasing Brisbane Breakthrough

Kris Chasing Brisbane Breakthrough

May 12, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, May 12, 2016: LOOKING to break a run of outs in Brisbane, Kris Lees has sent two horses to Queensland for Saturday’s Doomben meeting.Invitations (Jason Collett) will run in the Class 6 Plate (1110m), and Marple Miss (Sam Clipperton) tackles the$100,000 ...

Brook Road Fresh And Ready

Brook Road Fresh And Ready

May 12, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, May 12, 2016: A fresh Brook Road is ready to fire at Scone on Saturday.Kris Lees has called on Kerrin McEvoy to partner the talented mare in the $140,000 OrtensiaStakes (1100m) at the stand-alone metropolitan meeting.It’s a Listed race he knows plenty ...

Gear Changes To Help Goldstream Relax

Gear Changes To Help Goldstream Relax

May 12, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, May 12, 2016: KRIS Lees has made a number of gear changes on Goldstream at Scone tomorrow, hoping to get him to relax.Last year’s Italian Derby winner lines up in the $200,000 Scone Cup (1600m) at his second Australian start, having failed first-up in the ...

City Test For Vanderkemp

City Test For Vanderkemp

May 05, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, May 5, 2016: VANDERKEMP faces the stiffest task of his brief career to date as he steps up for a city debut at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.The lightly-raced three-year-old goes up against Saturday rivals after only three runs at the provincials.Trainer Kris ...

Zestful Chases Gold Coast Stocking

Zestful Chases Gold Coast Stocking

May 05, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, May 5, 2016: ZESTFUL has gone to Queensland to chase black type at the Gold Coast on Saturday.Kris Lees has opted to run the talented mare in the $150,000 Listed Silk Stocking (1200m), and sent her by float to the Gold Coast last night.He had also ...