Latest News from Lees Racing

Promising 3YO "Powering" Ahead

Nov 07, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Friday, November 7, 2014: TRAINER Kris Lees is hoping the "luck of the Irish" rubs off on Powerline at Randwick tomorrow at his metropolitan Saturday debut.The promising lightly-raced three-year-old is seeking a hat-trick, in the Benchmark 70 Handicap ...

Oaks Day Special For Kris

Nov 07, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Friday, November 7, 2014: IT'S a pretty safe bet Kris Lees will scan the program for Oaks day 2015 even more closely when the time comes around next year.Lees concluded a successful spring carnival with Onemorezeta's Flemington success yesterday, and this morning ...

Eleven Years Later Kris Has Live Cup Chance

Nov 03, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Monday, November 3, 2014: WHEN Kris Lees saddles Lucia Valentina in tomorrow's $6m 2014 Melbourne Cup, it will be exactly 11 years to the day that he made his "debut" in Australia's most famous race.It was November 4, 2003 when Lees had his first Cup runner - the ...

Other Cups On The Horizon

Nov 03, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Monday, November 3, 2014:AUSTRALIAN racing's most prized trophy - the Melbourne Cup - is obviously Kris Lees' main focus this week. But he is also chasing other Cups, at Muswellbrook and Hawkesbury.Pitt Street will be his representative in tomorrow's $50,000 ...

Cup Draw "Lovely" Says Kris

Nov 01, 2014

SATURDAY: November 1, 2014: "Lovely". That was a delighted trainer Kris Lees' succint response to Lucia Valentina's inside draw for Tuesday's $6m Melbourne Cup at Flemington.Owner Lib Petagna's daughter Lucia Valentina - after whom the mare is named - stepped up and drew barrier ...

Lucia Ready For Cup Tilt

Oct 31, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Friday, October 31, 2014: LUCIA Valentina has completed her Melbourne Cup preparation and is "ready to go to the races", according to her trainer Kris Lees.For the second time this week, Lees this morning took his classy mare to Sandown to work on the course proper - ...

Another Kiwi Can "Fly" At Rosehill

Oct 31, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Friday, October 31, 2014: WHILST Melbourne Cup hope Lucia Valentina is understandably commanding the most attention, trainerKris Lees feels another former Kiwi Hera can "fly" at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow.Lees will start both Hera and Fine Bubbles in a 1350m event for ...

Lucia's Sandown Hitout A Beauty

Oct 28, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, October 28, 2014: TRAINER Kris Lees bypassed Flemington gallops this morning with Lucia Valentina and instead took her to Sandown for a course proper hitout.And he came away very satisfied with the Melbourne Cup third favourite's work.Lucia Valentina, ...

Lucia Flies Cup Flag For Kris

Oct 27, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Monday, October 27, 2014: CAULFIELD Cup placegetter Lucia Valentina will be trainer Kris Lees' sole runner in next Tuesday's $6m Melbourne Cup at Flemington.Lees paid the Cup second declaration fee for Lucia Valentina this morning, but has abandoned any thoughts of ...

Unbeaten Filly A "Savoury" Treat

Oct 27, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Monday, October 27, 2014: YESTERDAY'S impressive Wyong winner Savoureux is ready to put her wares on show in town.Trainer Kris Lees today said it was time to test the unbeaten three-year-old filly in metropolitan company.Savoureux, a heavily-backed $2.40 favorite, ...

Return to Flemington Suits Lucia

Oct 21, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, October 21, 2014: TRAINER Kris Lees feels a return to Flemington will be a definite aid to Lucia Valentina's $6m Melbourne Cup prospects.And in a further confidence boost, the mare has come through her outstanding Caulfield Cup placing last Saturday even ...

Slow Pace Ready For The Valley

Oct 21, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, October 21, 2014: LUCIA Valentina's stablemate Slow Pace will make a belated start to his Melbourne spring campaign at Moonee Valley on Friday night.But whether he joins trainer Kris Lees' outstanding mare in the $6m Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington in a ...