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Lucia Pleases In Final QE Gallop

Lucia Pleases In Final QE Gallop

Apr 04, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Monday, April 4, 2016: IT’S all systems go for Lucia Valentina at Royal Randwick on Saturday. The classy mare completed her preparation for the $4m Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) on the second day of The Championships with a rousing gallop on the Beaumont ...

Kris Qualifies Eight For Provincial Final

Kris Qualifies Eight For Provincial Final

Apr 01, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 1, 2016: IT was business as usual for Kris Lees today.He might have qualified a remarkable eight horses for next Saturday’s $400,000 Provincial Championships Final (1400m) at Royal Randwick by adding another two representatives (Rustic Melody and By ...

Kris Qualifies Eight For Provincial Final

Kris Qualifies Eight For Provincial Final

Apr 01, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 1, 2016: IT was business as usual for Kris Lees today. He might have qualified a remarkable eight horses for next Saturday’s $400,000 Provincial Championships Final (1400m) at Royal Randwick by adding another two representatives (Rustic Melody and By ...

Jockey Hunt Underway For Provincial Final

Jockey Hunt Underway For Provincial Final

Mar 29, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, March 29, 2016: KRIS Lees has well and truly begun his Provincial Championships Final jockey hunt ahead of Thursday’s closing qualifier at Hawkesbury.And he may have to search even further if any of his five runners in the 1400m event at Hawkesbury add to ...

"Lucia" Where She Needs To Be

Mar 29, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, March 29, 2016: A Beaumont barrier trial this morning has Lucia Valentina “where she needs to be” for her Queen Elizabeth Stakes mission at The Championships.Trainer Kris Lees this afternoon said his quality mare had done exactly as he had wanted in ...

"Lucia" Where She Needs To Be

Mar 29, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, March 29, 2016: A Beaumont barrier trial this morning has Lucia Valentina “where she needs to be” for her Queen Elizabeth Stakes mission at The Championships. Trainer Kris Lees this afternoon said his quality mare had done exactly as he had wanted in ...

Jockey Hunt Underway For Provincial Final

Jockey Hunt Underway For Provincial Final

Mar 29, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, March 29, 2016: KRIS Lees has well and truly begun his Provincial Championships Final jockey hunt ahead of Thursday’s closing qualifier at Hawkesbury. And he may have to search even further if any of his five runners in the 1400m event at Hawkesbury add ...

Separate Venues For Provincial Qualifiers

Separate Venues For Provincial Qualifiers

Mar 24, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 24, 2016: TWO of Kris Lees’ Provincial Championships qualifiers will run at different venues over the Easter weekend.Lees accepted with both Parraay and Danish Twist at Rosehill Gardens (Saturday), Muswellbrook (Sunday) and Warwick Farm on ...

Kris Not Stopping At Provincial Reps

Kris Not Stopping At Provincial Reps

Mar 24, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 24, 2016: KRIS Lees is seeking to break his own record number of qualifiers in the $400,000 Provincial Championships Final.Lees qualified another two runners, Zestful and Powerline, at Gosford today to lift his representatives to six – equal that of ...

Oliver Reunites With Lucia Valentina

Oliver Reunites With Lucia Valentina

Mar 24, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 24, 2016: DAMIEN Oliver will be reunited with Lucia Valentina for her Queen Elizabeth Stakes tilt.Trainer Kris Lees today confirmed the outstanding Melbourne jockey had accepted the mount in the $4m Group 1 Queen Elizabeth (2000m) – the highlight of ...

Oliver Reunites With Lucia Valentina

Oliver Reunites With Lucia Valentina

Mar 24, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 24, 2016: DAMIEN Oliver will be reunited with Lucia Valentina for her Queen Elizabeth Stakes tilt. Trainer Kris Lees today confirmed the outstanding Melbourne jockey had accepted the mount in the $4m Group 1 Queen Elizabeth (2000m) – the highlight ...

Kris Not Stopping At Provincial Reps

Kris Not Stopping At Provincial Reps

Mar 24, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 24, 2016: KRIS Lees is seeking to break his own record number of qualifiers in the $400,000 Provincial Championships Final. Lees qualified another two runners, Zestful and Powerline, at Gosford today to lift his representatives to six – equal that ...

Separate Venues For Provincial Qualifiers

Separate Venues For Provincial Qualifiers

Mar 24, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 24, 2016: TWO of Kris Lees’ Provincial Championships qualifiers will run at different venues over the Easter weekend. Lees accepted with both Parraay and Danish Twist at Rosehill Gardens (Saturday), Muswellbrook (Sunday) and Warwick Farm on ...

"Lucia" To Trial On Tuesday

Mar 22, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, March 22, 2016: LUCIA Valentina will be kept up to the mark for her Queen Elizabeth Stakes mission by barrier trialling at home on Tuesday.Kris Lees plans to trial his quality mare on the Beaumont track as she won’t race again before the $4m Group 1 Queen ...

Kris Chasing Two More Spots At Gosford

Kris Chasing Two More Spots At Gosford

Mar 22, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, March 22, 2016: THEN there were four – and hopefully more!Kris Lees will have two representatives, Powerline and Zestful, in Thursday’s $100,000 Provincial Championships Qualifier at Gosford, seeking to boost to six his runners in the $400,000 final ...

Kris Chasing Two More Spots At Gosford

Kris Chasing Two More Spots At Gosford

Mar 22, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, March 22, 2016: THEN there were four – and hopefully more! Kris Lees will have two representatives, Powerline and Zestful, in Thursday’s $100,000 Provincial Championships Qualifier at Gosford, seeking to boost to six his runners in the $400,000 ...

"Lucia" To Trial On Tuesday

Mar 22, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, March 22, 2016: LUCIA Valentina will be kept up to the mark for her Queen Elizabeth Stakes mission by barrier trialling at home on Tuesday. Kris Lees plans to trial his quality mare on the Beaumont track as she won’t race again before the $4m Group 1 ...

Riding Reshuffle For Wyong Transfer

Riding Reshuffle For Wyong Transfer

Mar 17, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 17, 2016: THE transfer of yesterday’s Newcastle Provincial Championships Qualifier has forced Kris Lees to rearrange jockeys for his team at the new Wyong venue on Sunday.Hugh Bowman and Tommy Berry, originally booked to ride Powerline and Magic Of ...

Giant-Killer Le Romain Ready

Giant-Killer Le Romain Ready

Mar 17, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 17, 2016: AUTUMN surprise packet Le Romain is ready for another giant-killing performance at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Trainer Kris Lees says his vastly improved three-year-old is definitely capable of adding both a second big scalp and Group 1 to ...

Giant-Killer Le Romain Ready

Giant-Killer Le Romain Ready

Mar 17, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 17, 2016: AUTUMN surprise packet Le Romain is ready for another giant-killing performance at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday. Trainer Kris Lees says his vastly improved three-year-old is definitely capable of adding both a second big scalp and Group 1 ...

Riding Reshuffle For Wyong Transfer

Riding Reshuffle For Wyong Transfer

Mar 17, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 17, 2016: THE transfer of yesterday’s Newcastle Provincial Championships Qualifier has forced Kris Lees to rearrange jockeys for his team at the new Wyong venue on Sunday. Hugh Bowman and Tommy Berry, originally booked to ride Powerline and Magic ...

River Lad May Carry Newmarket Hopes

River Lad May Carry Newmarket Hopes

Mar 14, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Monday, March 14, 2016: KRIS Lees has dual acceptors in Wednesday’s Newcastle Newmarket on home turf – but may rely only on former Queenslander River Lad.Lees this morning accepted with both River Lad (Christian Reith) and newcomer Goldstream (Brenton Avdulla) for ...

Le Romain To Stay Against Own Age

Le Romain To Stay Against Own Age

Mar 14, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Monday, March 14, 2016: LE Romain is atriple entry for Rosehill Gardens on Saturday – but the Guineas ishis aim.Trainer Kris Lees has nominated the Randwick Guineas winner for the $600,000 Rosehill Guineas (2000m), $700,000 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and $1m George Ryder ...

Le Romain To Stay Against Own Age

Le Romain To Stay Against Own Age

Mar 14, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Monday, March 14, 2016: LE Romain is atriple entry for Rosehill Gardens on Saturday – but the Guineas ishis aim. Trainer Kris Lees has nominated the Randwick Guineas winner for the $600,000 Rosehill Guineas (2000m), $700,000 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and $1m George ...