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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 ...

Zestful To Accept in Two States

Zestful To Accept in Two States

May 03, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, May 3, 2016: PROVINCIAL Championships Final fourth placegetter Zestful will be a two-State acceptor on Saturday.Kris Lees confirmed this morning that he will accept with the mare at both the Gold Coast and Rosehill Gardens before making a decision on a ...

Goldstream For Scone Cup

Goldstream For Scone Cup

May 03, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, May 3, 2016: A Wyong barrier trial success yesterday has influenced Kris Lees to continue with Goldstream's current preparation.As a result, last year’s Italian Derby winner will have his second start for the stable in Friday week’s $200,000 Listed Scone ...

Veravarti Capable Of Improvement Back Home

Veravarti Capable Of Improvement Back Home

Apr 29, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 29, 2016: WHILST Kris Lees’ main focus tomorrow is at Hawkesbury’s $1m plus stand alone meeting, he will still have runners on his home Beaumont track.Aside from his eight Hawkesbury starters, Lees has four acceptors locally – but this may be ...

Kris' Eight Runners At Hawkesbury's Big Day

Kris' Eight Runners At Hawkesbury's Big Day

Apr 29, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 29, 2016: KRIS Lees has changed tack with Danish Twist at Hawkesbury tomorrow.After earlier looking at running the Provincial Championships Final winner in the $175,000 Group 3 Godolphin Crown (1300m), he decided to settle for the $100,000 Toyota Ladies ...

"Danish" A Tasty Dish At Hawkesbury

Apr 22, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 22, 2016: PROVINCIAL Championships winner Danish Twist is chasing black type success at Hawkesbury’s $1m plus stand alone meeting next Saturday.Kris Lees has confirmed the mare will line up in the Group 3 $175,000 Darley Crown (1300m) against her own ...

Le Romain To Trial Before Heading North

Le Romain To Trial Before Heading North

Apr 22, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 22, 2016: STRADBROKE Handicap aspirant Le Romain will barrier trial at home on May 16 as he warms up for a Brisbane winter carnival tilt.Trainer Kris Lees has confirmed a two-race mission for the three-year-old, who clinched the Group 1 Randwick Guineas ...

Mare Dodges Home For Queensland Mission

Mare Dodges Home For Queensland Mission

Apr 22, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 22, 2016: CONSISTENT mare Second Obsession bypassed a home track assignment yesterday and instead will run at Queensland’s main Saturday meeting at the Sunshine Coast tomorrow.Kris Lees withdrew the O’Reilly mare from a Benchmark 64 Handicap (2100m) ...

Goldstream To Be

Goldstream To Be "Competitive" On Debut

Apr 14, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, April 14, 2016: KRIS Lees, bidding for a third autumn Group 1 triumph, is predicting a “competitive performance” from his Australian debutant Goldstream at Royal Randwick on Saturday.Lees, with the $1m Randwick Guineas (Le Romain) and last week’s $4m ...

Kris' 10 Group 1s As Lucia Races On

Kris' 10 Group 1s As Lucia Races On

Apr 10, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Sunday, April 10, 2016:LUCIA Valentina’s sensational Queen Elizabeth Stakes performance has earned her another season of racing to chase more Group 1 glory – both locally and overseas.Trainer Kris Lees, who clinched his 10th Group 1 success at Royal Randwick ...

Kris' 10 Group 1s As Lucia Races On

Kris' 10 Group 1s As Lucia Races On

Apr 10, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Sunday, April 10, 2016:LUCIA Valentina’s sensational Queen Elizabeth Stakes performance has earned her another season of racing to chase more Group 1 glory – both locally and overseas. Trainer Kris Lees, who clinched his 10th Group 1 success at Royal Randwick ...

Gear Change For Admiral Jello At Home

Gear Change For Admiral Jello At Home

Apr 08, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 8, 2016: WELL-BRED three-year-old Admiral Jello has an important gear change at home tomorrow as Kris Lees tries to get him back into winning form.An original ATC Australian Derby entrant, Admiral Jello is well away from the spotlight in a low-key ...

Kris On Front Foot With Final Jockeys

Kris On Front Foot With Final Jockeys

Apr 08, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 8, 2016: NEVER leave until tomorrow what you can do today!Faced with a formidable task of speaking with all eight jockeys for his record number of representatives prior to the running of tomorrow’s $400,000 Provincial Championships Final (1400m) at ...

Lucia Gets Kris' Tick Of Approval

Lucia Gets Kris' Tick Of Approval

Apr 08, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 8, 2016: KRIS Lees has given Lucia Valentina his tick of approval on the eve of her tilt at tomorrow’s $4m Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick.Lees has been back and forth all week to Sydney for the Australian Easter yearling sale at ...

Lucia Gets Kris' Tick Of Approval

Lucia Gets Kris' Tick Of Approval

Apr 08, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 8, 2016: KRIS Lees has given Lucia Valentina his tick of approval on the eve of her tilt at tomorrow’s $4m Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick. Lees has been back and forth all week to Sydney for the Australian Easter yearling sale at ...

Kris On Front Foot With Final Jockeys

Kris On Front Foot With Final Jockeys

Apr 08, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 8, 2016: NEVER leave until tomorrow what you can do today! Faced with a formidable task of speaking with all eight jockeys for his record number of representatives prior to the running of tomorrow’s $400,000 Provincial Championships Final (1400m) at ...

Gear Change For Admiral Jello At Home

Gear Change For Admiral Jello At Home

Apr 08, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 8, 2016: WELL-BRED three-year-old Admiral Jello has an important gear change at home tomorrow as Kris Lees tries to get him back into winning form. An original ATC Australian Derby entrant, Admiral Jello is well away from the spotlight in a low-key ...

Hong Kong Riders Added To Lees' Final Team

Hong Kong Riders Added To Lees' Final Team

Apr 05, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, April 5, 2016: KRIS Lees has called on two ace Hong Kong-based riders to complement his record team for Saturday’s $400,000 Provincial Championships Final at Royal Randwick.Lees needed to find eight jockeys to ride his qualifiers in the 15-horse line-up, ...

Hong Kong Riders Added To Lees' Final Team

Hong Kong Riders Added To Lees' Final Team

Apr 05, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, April 5, 2016: KRIS Lees has called on two ace Hong Kong-based riders to complement his record team for Saturday’s $400,000 Provincial Championships Final at Royal Randwick. Lees needed to find eight jockeys to ride his qualifiers in the 15-horse line-up, ...

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 ...

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 ...