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Invincible Gem Out Of Tibbie

Invincible Gem Out Of Tibbie

Sep 15, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, September 15, 2017: KRIS Lees has decided not to risk pre-post favorite Invincible Gem in today’s $150,000 Group 3 Tibbie Stakes (1400m) at Broadmeadow.“She has developed a bit of a cough, so there’s no point taking any chances with her,” Lees said ...

"Gem" Of A Pick For Newcastle Feature

Sep 14, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, September 14, 2017: KRIS Lees considers Invincible Gem is his best chance of snaring a feature success at his home track Newcastle Gold Cup meeting tomorrow.Lees will have representatives in all four Group 3 events – the $175,000 Gold Cup (2300m), $150,000 ...

Tongue Tie For Le Romain In Makybe Diva

Tongue Tie For Le Romain In Makybe Diva

Sep 14, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, September 14, 2017: KRIS Lees is banking on Le Romain’s consistency and an important gear change helping him upset hotpot Hartnell at Flemington on Saturday.Named Newcastle Horse Of The Year for 2016-17 last night, Le Romain (Ben Melham) returns to the ...

Another Four-Pronged Home Cup Attack For Kris

Another Four-Pronged Home Cup Attack For Kris

Sep 12, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, September 12, 2017: KRIS Lees has decided to run all four of his entries in Friday’s Newcastle Gold Cup, hoping to repel a strong interstate challenge and clinch a breakthrough in his hometown feature.Lees this morning confirmed his intention to start ...

Le Romain Ready For Makybe Diva

Le Romain Ready For Makybe Diva

Sep 12, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, September 12, 2017: A sharp workout at Caulfield this morning has convinced Kris Lees his triple Group 1 winner Le Romain will relish his return to Flemington on Saturday.Le Romain goes back to the scene of his Melbourne Group 1 triumph last spring (Cantala ...

Danish Twist Ready To Hit Form Again

Danish Twist Ready To Hit Form Again

Sep 07, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, September 7, 2017: KRIS Lees is confident Group 1 placegetter Danish Twist isn’t far off regaining winning form – and it could be at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Lees will rely on Danish Twist (Glyn Schofield) in the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m), ...

Kris Keeping His Everest Powder Dry

Kris Keeping His Everest Powder Dry

Sep 05, 2017

KRIS KEEPING HIS EVEREST POWDER DRYNEWCASTLE: Tuesday, September 5, 2017: KRIS Lees is keeping his The Everest powder dry with talented sprinter Clearly Innocent.Clearly Innocent and stablemate Le Romain – who between them have won four Group 1s - this morning were named two ...

Kris Building Strong Team For Home Carnival

Kris Building Strong Team For Home Carnival

Sep 05, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, September 5, 2017: KRIS Lees is putting together a formidable team for feature races at Friday week’s Newcastle Cup carnival.Lees will run smart New Zealander Sound Proposition in the $150,000 Group 3 Cameron Handicap (1500m) and perhaps also classy mare ...

Kris To Rely On Singing For Wyong Cup

Kris To Rely On Singing For Wyong Cup

Aug 29, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, August 29, 2017: KRIS Lees will rely on another “veteran” to chase back-to-back Wyong Gold Cup victories on Friday – provided the track isn’t too firm.Lees, successful last year with Slow Pace (Robert Thompson), has decided to run eight-year-old ...

"Gibbo" Back In Town For Singing

Aug 24, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, August 24, 2017: IT’S been more than two years since Andrew Gibbons rode in Sydney at a Saturday meeting.And he jumped at the chance to do so again when Kris Lees offered him the mount on talented import Singing in the Listed Premier’s Cup (1900m) at ...

Melham Booked For Le Romain In Memsie

Melham Booked For Le Romain In Memsie

Aug 21, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Monday, August 21, 2017: KRIS Lees has moved swiftly to secure a new jockey for Le Romain when the triple Group 1 winner returns to Melbourne racing on Saturday week.With Winx’s jockey Hugh Bowman naturally staying in Sydney to ride the mighty mare in the $250,000 ...

Newcomer To Resume At Randwick Saturday

Newcomer To Resume At Randwick Saturday

Aug 17, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, August 17, 2017: KRIS Lees says he hasn’t yet got a “firm line” on newcomer Villa Carlotta, who makes her debut for the stable at Royal Randwick on Saturday.The three-year-old filly lines up against her own age and sex in the $200,000 Group 2 Silver ...

Stablemates To Trial At Randwick On Monday

Stablemates To Trial At Randwick On Monday

Aug 17, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, August 17, 2017: HIGH-PROFILE stablemates Le Romain and Invincible Gem will trial at Royal Randwick on Monday before going in different directions for their next assignments.Kris Lees confirmed this morning that both horses – who provided him with the ...

Lees Racing Newsletter

Lees Racing Newsletter

Aug 16, 2017

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Zestful Out To Protect Unbeaten First-Up Record

Zestful Out To Protect Unbeaten First-Up Record

Aug 10, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, August 10, 2017: KRIS Lees has sounded a note of caution in regard to Zestful’s return at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Zestful has an unbeaten first-up record from three previous attempts, and resumes in the Benchmark 94 Handicap (1100m).But whilst her ...

Likely Change Of Plans For

Likely Change Of Plans For "Gem"

Aug 10, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, August 10, 2017: INVINCIBLE Gem’s brilliant Missile Stakes resumption has almost certainly forced Kris Lees to revise her immediate program.Lees this afternoon indicated he would most likely bypass Saturday week’s Group 3 Toy Show Quality (1200m) at ...

Le Romain Ready To Boost Everest Claims

Le Romain Ready To Boost Everest Claims

Aug 04, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, August 4, 2017: KRIS Lees is confident Le Romain has come back “as good as ever” on the eve of the triple Group 1 winner’s resumption at Royal Randwick tomorrow.Le Romain (Glyn Schofield) and Invincible Gem (Corey Brown) both begin new campaigns, giving ...

Artlee Wins Another Trial

Artlee Wins Another Trial

Aug 02, 2017

NEWCASTLE:Wednesday, August 2, 2017: INAUGURAL Country Championships winner Artlee is ready to return to racing – but his new trainer Kris Lees isn’t sure when.Another barrier trial success today – this time at Gosford – convinced Lees to plan a comeback assignment in ...

Sasso Corbaro Off For A Spell

Sasso Corbaro Off For A Spell

Jul 28, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, July 28, 2017: PROMISING youngster Sasso Corbaro is off the spelling paddock after breaking through on the Beaumont track yesterday.After two nail-biting seconds at her first two starts at Canterbury, the All Too Hard filly won the 2YO Maiden Plate (1150m) as ...

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Thank "Heaven" For A Firmer Track

Jul 28, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, July 28, 2017: THE near certainty of a firmer surface has Kris Lees forecasting Reach For Heaven can make his presence felt at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow.Foiled by rain when a beaten favorite at Canterbury at his last start, Reach For Heaven has the services of ...

Sasso Corbaro Odds-On To Break Through

Sasso Corbaro Odds-On To Break Through

Jul 26, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, July 26, 2017: KRIS Lees has taken the “softer option” with smart youngster Sasso Corbaro to hopefully make it third time lucky at home tomorrow.Lees pulled the pin on a start at Canterbury today with the All Too Hard filly in favour of the 2YO Maiden ...

A Sound Proposition Indeed

A Sound Proposition Indeed

Jul 20, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, July 20, 2017: KRIS Lees is likely to call a halt to Sound Proposition’s current preparation even if the New Zealander wins again for his new stable at Royal Randwick on Saturday.Lees this afternoon hinted he may even freshen the gelding for a crack at the ...

Schofield Back On Le Romain In Missile

Schofield Back On Le Romain In Missile

Jul 19, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, July 19, 2017: GLYN Schofield will be reunited with Le Romain when he begins a new campaign in the Missile Stakes at Royal Randwick early next month.The triple Group 1 winner’s trainer Kris Lees this morning confirmed Schofield’s booking for the ...

Big Guns Ready To Trial Again On Tuesday

Big Guns Ready To Trial Again On Tuesday

Jul 13, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, July 13, 2017: TWO of Kris Lees’ “big guns”, Le Romain and Invincible Gem, will step out at Tuesday’s Newcastle barrier trials.Lees this afternoon confirmed both will contest 900m heats on the course proper.Both horses have pleased their trainer ...