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Protectionist Dodges The Heat - Briefly

Feb 19, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, February 19, 2015: THE heat is off Protectionist - albeit for the time being.Rather than give the Melbourne Cup winner an exhibition gallop between races at Broadmeadow today, trainer Kris Lees chose to work him early yesterday morning on the course proper ...

More Interstate Targets

Feb 13, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, February 13, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees is chasing further success away from home in two States this weekend.Lees is relying on a couple of "girls" to collect the cash - at Moonee Valley tonight and Doomben tomorrow.Pacy mare Malachite runs in the Benchmark 70 ...

Rain Would Boost Lucia's Chances

Feb 13, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, February 13, 2015: The possibility of showers and storms later today in Sydney has been welcomed by Lucia Valentina's trainer Kris Lees.The mare opens her autumn campaign in tomorrow's $250,000 Group 2 wfa Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick, which this morning ...

More Interstate Targets

Feb 13, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, February 13, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees is chasing further success away from home in two States this weekend.Lees is relying on a couple of "girls" to collect the cash - at Moonee Valley tonight and Doomben tomorrow.Pacy mare Malachite runs in the Benchmark 70 ...

Rain Would Boost Lucia's Chances

Feb 13, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, February 13, 2015: The possibility of showers and storms later today in Sydney has been welcomed by Lucia Valentina's trainer Kris Lees.The mare opens her autumn campaign in tomorrow's $250,000 Group 2 wfa Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick, which this morning ...

Six Of The Best For Kris

Feb 07, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Saturday, February 7, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees achieved a career first six winners today - and missed all of them!Lees flew to Melbourne this morning to watch his filly Moment Of Music ($7) run in the $250,000 Inglis Premier (1000m) at Sandown, where she finished fifth ...

Six Of The Best For Kris

Feb 07, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Saturday, February 7, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees achieved a career first six winners today - and missed all of them!Lees flew to Melbourne this morning to watch his filly Moment Of Music ($7) run in the $250,000 Inglis Premier (1000m) at Sandown, where she finished fifth ...

Bowman Back On Lucia For Apollo

Feb 06, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, February 6, 2015: HUGH Bowman will be reunited with Lucia Valentina for her autumn campaign opener at Randwick nextSaturday.Trainer Kris Lees last night confirmed Bowman would ride the outstanding New Zealand-owned mare in the $250,000 Group 2 Apollo Stakes ...

Runners Here, There And Everywhere

Feb 06, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, February 6, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees has cast his racing net far and wide this weekend. Apart from usual representatives at Rosehill and his home meeting at Broadmeadow, he will also have runners in both Victoria and Queensland.Lees has sent Sommernachtstraum ...

Bowman Back On Lucia For Apollo

Feb 06, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, February 6, 2015: HUGH Bowman will be reunited with Lucia Valentina for her autumn campaign opener at Randwick nextSaturday.Trainer Kris Lees last night confirmed Bowman would ride the outstanding New Zealand-owned mare in the $250,000 Group 2 Apollo Stakes ...

Runners Here, There And Everywhere

Feb 06, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, February 6, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees has cast his racing net far and wide this weekend. Apart from usual representatives at Rosehill and his home meeting at Broadmeadow, he will also have runners in both Victoria and Queensland.Lees has sent Sommernachtstraum ...

Protectionist Ready To Return South

Feb 02, 2015

MONDAY: February 2, 2015: MELBOURNE Cup winner Protectionist is ready to chase the "Fiorente" double.Trainer Kris Lees confirmed a Melbourne mission for the outstanding former German stayer after he had won a barrier trial on the course proper at Broadmeadow this morning.Ridden ...

Don't Underestimate Onemorezeta

Feb 02, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Monday, February 2, 2015: WHILST Protectionist and Lucia Valentina are his established stars, trainer Kris Lees is also looking forward to the autumn with Onemorezeta.The lightly-raced filly - a Flemington spring carnival winner - may have been overshadowed to some ...

Protectionist Ready To Return South

Feb 02, 2015

MONDAY: February 2, 2015: MELBOURNE Cup winner Protectionist is ready to chase the "Fiorente" double.Trainer Kris Lees confirmed a Melbourne mission for the outstanding former German stayer after he had won a barrier trial on the course proper at Broadmeadow this morning.Ridden ...

Don't Underestimate Onemorezeta

Feb 02, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Monday, February 2, 2015: WHILST Protectionist and Lucia Valentina are his established stars, trainer Kris Lees is also looking forward to the autumn with Onemorezeta.The lightly-raced filly - a Flemington spring carnival winner - may have been overshadowed to some ...

Lady's Third-Up Record Cup Pointer

Jan 23, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 23, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees is banking on a "third-up theory" earning Oriental Lady black type success at Randwick tomorrow. And he will be on course to hopefully cheer home the mare before heading to Mascot airport to catch a flight to New Zealand for ...

Stable Stars Ready To Trial

Jan 23, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 23, 2015: STABLE spearheads Protectionist and Lucia Valentina will strut their stuff in barrier trials at home on Monday week as they limber up for autumn campaigns. And their performances in the course proper hitouts will determine their resumption ...

Lady's Third-Up Record Cup Pointer

Jan 23, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 23, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees is banking on a "third-up theory" earning Oriental Lady black type success at Randwick tomorrow. And he will be on course to hopefully cheer home the mare before heading to Mascot airport to catch a flight to New Zealand for ...

Stable Stars Ready To Trial

Jan 23, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 23, 2015: STABLE spearheads Protectionist and Lucia Valentina will strut their stuff in barrier trials at home on Monday week as they limber up for autumn campaigns. And their performances in the course proper hitouts will determine their resumption ...

Felines To Carry Her Full 60KG

Jan 16, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 16, 2015: ONCE bitten, twice shy!Trainer Kris Lees did not consider utilising an apprentice's claim to lessen his filly Felines' 60kg burden at Randwick tomorrow.Hugh Bowman will ride Felines for the first time as she attempts to make it two wins on ...

Felines To Carry Her Full 60KG

Jan 16, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 16, 2015: ONCE bitten, twice shy!Trainer Kris Lees did not consider utilising an apprentice's claim to lessen his filly Felines' 60kg burden at Randwick tomorrow.Hugh Bowman will ride Felines for the first time as she attempts to make it two wins on ...

Lady Up In Distance At Gosford

Jan 08, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, January 8, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees believes there is further improvement in Oriental Lady - but still rates her a Gosford Gold Cup place chance tomorrow.The imported mare has her second start this campaign in the $150,000 Listed Cup (2100m), and Brenton ...

Unique Heading To Randwick

Jan 08, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, January 8, 2015: IT will be Randwick - and not the Gold Coast - for improving four-year-old Unique on Saturday.Trainer Kris Lees pulled the plug on a Magic Millions raceday plan for Unique when he drew poorly in the $200,000 Stayers' Cup (1800m).Instead, he ...

Lady Up In Distance At Gosford

Jan 08, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, January 8, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees believes there is further improvement in Oriental Lady - but still rates her a Gosford Gold Cup place chance tomorrow.The imported mare has her second start this campaign in the $150,000 Listed Cup (2100m), and Brenton ...