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Arriving soon - Hallelujah Boy

Arriving soon - Hallelujah Boy

Mar 27, 2017

DON’T miss out on a once-in-lifetime chance to get involved with a promising young horse from the “Land of the Rising Sun”!Courtesy of successful syndicators Australian Bloodstock, Kris Lees soon will take over the training of a lightly-raced four-year-old Hallelujah Boy.A ...

Rosehill Doubt For Fancied Pair

Rosehill Doubt For Fancied Pair

Mar 24, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, March 24, 2017: KRIS Lees is waiting as long as possible before confirming starts for fancied pair Danish Twist and Dal Cielo at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow.Lees accepted with three horses in the Group 3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m), and this morning listed his ...

An Occasion To Seek Kris' First Group 1 Winning Rider

An Occasion To Seek Kris' First Group 1 Winning Rider

Mar 24, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, March 24, 2017: KRIS Lees has called on the jockey who provided him with a Group 1 breakthrough to strengthen his Doncaster Mile hand.Lees this morning confirmed he has booked Corey Brown to partner Sense Of Occasion in next Saturday’s 1600m Group 1 feature ...

Another Randwick Meeting With Winx - Perhaps

Another Randwick Meeting With Winx - Perhaps

Mar 20, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Monday, March 20, 2017: KRIS Lees hasn’t dismissed his Doncaster Mile favorite Le Romain having a return meeting with Winx during The Championships.But it will hinge strongly on his performance in Saturday week’s $3m Doncaster Mile at Royal Randwick and how he ...

Important Changes With Reach For Heaven

Important Changes With Reach For Heaven

Mar 16, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 16, 2017: KRIS Lees is banking on a number of changes getting Reach For Heaven back into a winning groove at Broadmeadow tomorrow. Lees has three runners in supporting races at the Newcastle Newmarket meeting, including Reach For Heaven in the ...

"Top 3" Finish Tipped For Le Romain

Mar 16, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 16, 2017: WHILST a boilover result isn’t predicted, Le Romain’s trainer Kris Lees is expecting a “first three” finish in Saturday’s $1m Group George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens.Doncaster Mile co-favorite Le Romain winds up what ...

Le Romain Ready To Take On Winx

Le Romain Ready To Take On Winx

Mar 13, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Monday, March 13, 2017: MULTIPLE Group 1 winner Le Romain will have his final serious gallop on the new Broadmeadow course proper in the morning ahead of a clash with Winx at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Kris Lees has been delighted with the gelding’s progress since ...

What A Day For Louise!

What A Day For Louise!

Mar 13, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Monday, March 13, 2017: IRISH eyes are smiling!St Patrick’s Day arrived nearly a week early for Kris Lees’ newest apprentice Louise Day when she rode her first winner at last Saturday’s Tuncurry TAB meeting.The 22-year-old, who hails from Roscommon County, made ...

Doncaster Hope To Gallop Between Races

Doncaster Hope To Gallop Between Races

Mar 09, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 9, 2017: DONCASTER hopeful Sense Of Occasion will gallop between races on Broadmeadow’s new course proper on Saturday.Whilst the race meeting is being staged on the Beaumont (inside) track, the Villiers Stakes winner will have a galloping companion ...

No Excuses For Danish Twist

No Excuses For Danish Twist

Mar 09, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 9, 2017: KRIS Lees says Danish Twist will have no excuses if she is unable to make her mark in Group 1 company at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.He saddles the classy five-year-old mare in the $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) – a race he would dearly ...

Danish Twist Chasing Kris' 13th Group 1

Danish Twist Chasing Kris' 13th Group 1

Mar 06, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Monday, March 6, 2017: No 12 is in the bag….now it’s up to Danish Twist to clinch the “devil’s number” at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Kris Lees notched the 12th Group 1 success of his career with Le Romain’s $500,000 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) victory ...

Le Romain Ready To Step Up To WFA Company

Le Romain Ready To Step Up To WFA Company

Mar 03, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, March 3, 2017: KRIS Lees feels Le Romain can make the transition to weight-for-age company when he makes his debut under such conditions at Royal Randwick tomorrow.A proven wet tracker, the dual Group 1 winner won’t have any problems in that regard in the ...

Sense Of Timing For Doncaster

Sense Of Timing For Doncaster

Mar 01, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, March 1, 2017: KRIS Lees will attempt to win Australia’s greatest 1600m race first-up with Sense Of Occasion.Lees this morning announced the gelding will go into the $3m Doncaster Mile at Royal Randwick on April 1 during The Championships without a recent ...

Wet Makes Knit 'N' Purl Hawkesbury Pick

Wet Makes Knit 'N' Purl Hawkesbury Pick

Mar 01, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, March 1, 2017: DEFENDING Provincial Championships titleholder Kris Lees feels this week’s rain has boosted the chances of Knit ‘N’ Purl in tomorrow’s second $150,000 qualifier at Hawkesbury tomorrow.Lees, who has already qualified last week’s ...

Blinkers To Switch Colt On For Group 1 Assignment

Blinkers To Switch Colt On For Group 1 Assignment

Feb 23, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, February 23, 2017: KRIS Lees is banking on the addition of blinkers “switching on” Guard Of Honour for his biggest test so far at Caulfield on Saturday. The talented young sprinter faces a Group 1 assignment for the first time at his Melbourne debut in ...

Kris Launches Provincial Championships Defence At Wyong

Kris Launches Provincial Championships Defence At Wyong

Feb 22, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, February 22, 2017: KRIS Lees says Princess Posh is the “one with the most upside” as he begins his Provincial Championships title defence at Wyong tomorrow. Lees qualified eight of the 15 runners in last year’s $400,000 final – and snared the ...

Weight's Right For Le Romain In Doncaster Mile

Weight's Right For Le Romain In Doncaster Mile

Feb 20, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Monday, February 20, 2017: KRIS Lees says it is the “right weight” for Le Romain in the $3m Doncaster Mile at Royal Randwick on April 1 during The Championships.And he has recalled Glyn Schofield to partner the dual Group 1 winner in Hugh Bowman’s absence in ...

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An "Olympic" Assignment At Canterbury

Feb 16, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, February 16, 2017: KRIS Lees’ outstanding Saturday metropolitan winning sequence is over.Lees has decided to run his sole Saturday acceptor Olympic Academy in tomorrow night’s feature event at Canterbury rather than the Listed Parramatta Cup (1900m) at ...

On Guard For Oakleigh Plate Tilt

On Guard For Oakleigh Plate Tilt

Feb 16, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, February 16, 2017: TALENTED young sprinter Guard Of Honour will be given a shot at Group 1 glory interstate on Saturday week.Kris Lees this afternoon confirmed the three-year-old will go to Melbourne at the weekend and run in the $500,000 Oakleigh Plate ...

Kris' Randwick Group 3 Treble Another First

Kris' Randwick Group 3 Treble Another First

Feb 14, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, February 14, 2017: KRIS Lees continues to set new standards.In what is already a remarkable season – and it’s only just halfway through – Lees at Royal Randwick yesterday clinched a first time Group treble, and in the process made it six weekends in a ...

Zestful Pick Of Kris' Triscay Foursome

Zestful Pick Of Kris' Triscay Foursome

Feb 09, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, February 9, 2017: ZESTFUL is the pick of Kris Lees’ foursome with which he will attack Saturday’s $150,000 Triscay Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick.Jason Collett rides Zestful in the Group 3 event, and the mare will be joined by stablemates Savoureux ...

Le Romain

Le Romain "Not Wound Up" For Return

Feb 09, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, February 9, 2017: KRIS Lees says Le Romain is forward enough to run well fresh at Royal Randwick on Saturday, but “not wound up”.The dual Group 1 winner begins a new campaign in the $150,000 Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes (1200m) in search of a third ...

A Trio Of Good Chances At Randwick

A Trio Of Good Chances At Randwick

Feb 02, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, February 2, 2017: KRIS Lees heads to Royal Randwick on Saturday with three strong chances – two with fitness edges and the other a classy mare ready to run well fresh.Having returned midweek from the Karaka yearling sales in New Zealand where “we picked ...

Pair To Miss Canterbury For Beaumont Clash

Pair To Miss Canterbury For Beaumont Clash

Feb 02, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, February 2, 2017: STABLEMATES Karavali and Princess Posh won’t oppose each other at Canterbury tomorrow night – but still will be rivals on the Beaumont track on Saturday.Kris Lees has four acceptors at Canterbury, but has ruled both three-year-old ...