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Bad Barriers Ruin Rosehill Hopes

Bad Barriers Ruin Rosehill Hopes

Jul 13, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, July 13, 2017: ONE hundred and fifty winners in a season doesn’t earn you good barriers – as Kris Lees can readily testify.At least that’s the case with his three acceptors at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Remarkably, each of the trio drew the ...

150 Wins For Kris.....And Counting

150 Wins For Kris.....And Counting

Jul 10, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Monday, July 10, 2017: KRIS Lees’ record-breaking season reached a new crescendo today.A double at Tamworth’s TAB meeting lifted him to 150 wins for the 2016-17 season; 30 more than his previous best of 120 in 2014-15.Lees sent five horses to Tamworth, and scored ...

Lees Racing Newsletter - June Edition

Lees Racing Newsletter - June Edition

Jul 07, 2017

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Code Fitter For Stable Debut

Code Fitter For Stable Debut

Jul 06, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, July 6, 2017: A fitter Launch Code is ready to make his debut for new trainer Kris Lees at Warwick Farm on Saturday.The promising young sprinter returns to the scene of his breakthrough victory when he contests the 3YO Benchmark 70 Handicap (1100m).A member ...

Stablemates To Trial Again

Stablemates To Trial Again

Jul 05, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, July 5, 2017: KRIS Lees stablemates Le Romain and Invincible Gem will trial for a second time before beginning new campaigns.Triple Group 1 winner Le Romain and Invincible Gem, who took giant strides earlier in the season, both were given quiet 845m Open ...

Le Romain Likely To Trial Next Week

Le Romain Likely To Trial Next Week

Jun 29, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 29, 2017: TRIPLE Group 1 winner Le Romain is likely to barrier trial at Wyong on Wednesday as he nears the beginning of a new campaign.Kris Lees has earmarked the first black type race of the season – the $200,000 Group 2 wfa Missile Stakes (1200m) at ...

"Dreaming" Of A Hat-Trick

Jun 29, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 29, 2017: KRIS Lees believes his talented filly Just Dreaming can clinch a hat-trick at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Form apprentice Rachel King reunites with the Snitzel filly in the Benchmark 76 Handicap (1500m).Her 1.5kg allowance means Just Dreaming ...

"Danish" Gets Another Chance For Group 1 Glory

Jun 22, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 22, 2017: KRIS Lees has played a “waiting game” with Danish Twist in a bid to secure her Group 1 glory at Doomben on Saturday.Whereas stablemate and second emergency Savoureux has been in Queensland for virtually the winter carnival, Danish Twist ...

Jennings Gets Group 1 Call Up

Jennings Gets Group 1 Call Up

Jun 16, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, June 16, 2017: KRIS Lees has given young Sydney jockey Koby Jennings his first Group 1 opportunity at Doomben next Saturday.Lees this morning confirmed he has booked Jennings for Danish Twist in the $500,000 Tattersall’s Tiara (1350m) – the final Group 1 ...

Upscale Ready To Scale New Heights

Upscale Ready To Scale New Heights

Jun 16, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, June 16, 2017: KRIS Lees says smart mare Upscale’s Rosehill Gardens prospects tomorrow should not be judged on her previous 1200m performance.Dual acceptor Upscale (Hugh Bowman) lines up for her second start this campaign, in the Benchmark 85 Handicap ...

Clearly Kris' Best Stradbroke Chance

Clearly Kris' Best Stradbroke Chance

Jun 08, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 8, 2017: IT’S clearly Kris Lees’ best chance to win Queensland’s signature race – and hopefully it will be third time lucky at Doomben on Saturday.Lees will saddle topweight and favorite Clearly Innocent for the $1.5m Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap ...

Last 100m Felines' Test At Randwick

Last 100m Felines' Test At Randwick

Jun 08, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 8, 2017: KRIS Lees says “the last 100m” of Saturday’s June Stakes at Royal Randwick will be Felines’ biggest test.The talented mare has 59kg topweight in the $150,000 Listed sprint to be run over 1100m as she strives to snare the 10th win of her ...

Clearly Still Big Hope Despite Draw

Clearly Still Big Hope Despite Draw

Jun 07, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, June 7, 2017: BOOKMAKERS were quick to lengthen his odds, but Stradbroke favourite Clearly Innocent’s wide draw hasn’t greatly bothered trainer Kris Lees.Clearly Innocent drew barrier 20- he will come into 15 if the emergencies do not secure starts – ...

May Edition of Our Newsletter

May Edition of Our Newsletter

Jun 06, 2017

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No Risks With Stradbroke Favourite

No Risks With Stradbroke Favourite

Jun 02, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, June 2, 2017: KRIS Lees is sensibly adopting a “no risks” policy with Stradbroke favourite Clearly Innocent in the lead-up to his $1.5m assignment at Doomben tomorrow week.Last Saturday’s brilliant Kingsford-Smith Cup winner will stay at his Gold Coast ...

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Rosehill The "Go" With Four Good Chances

Jun 02, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, June 2, 2017: BRISBANE has been given the “flick” – albeit temporarily – and instead Kris Lees heads to Rosehill Gardens tomorrow with strong prospects in four races.Lees has scooped Group 1 victories at the Brisbane carnival on the last two Saturdays ...

Kris Philosophical About Stradbroke Weight

Kris Philosophical About Stradbroke Weight

May 29, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Monday, May 29, 2017: KRIS Lees this afternoon was philosophical about Stradbroke favourite Clearly Innocent’s weight.Handicapper Nathan Bourke gave last Saturday’s impressive Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup winner 55.5kg for Brisbane’s richest race to be run on ...

Bowman Clearly Right To Stay With Stradbroke Favourite

Bowman Clearly Right To Stay With Stradbroke Favourite

May 28, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Sunday, May 28, 2017: IT now seems a formality Hugh Bowman will be able to continue his association with racing’s latest “millionaire” Clearly Innocent in the $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap.But Racing Queensland is yet to confirm Queensland’s richest Group 1 race ...

Clearly Ready To Boost Stradbroke Claims

Clearly Ready To Boost Stradbroke Claims

May 26, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, May 26, 2017: KRIS Lees is confident Clearly Innocent can strengthen his Stradbroke Handicap claims with another good performance at Eagle Farm tomorrow.Whilst he admits the much talked about surface is “anyone’s guess as to how it plays”, he is ...

Kiwi Joins Kris' Stable

Kiwi Joins Kris' Stable

May 26, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, May 26, 2017: IF you can’t beat them, then join them!Kris Lees not only won last Saturday’s Group 1 Doomben Cup with Sense Of Occasion, but has now taken over the training of one of the gelding’s beaten rivals.Connections of New Zealand five-year-old ...

Now An Occasion To Tackle Spring Plums

Now An Occasion To Tackle Spring Plums

May 21, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Sunday, May 21, 2017: DOOMBEN Cup winner Sense Of Occasion is returning home for a short break before embarking on a spring campaign in search of further Group 1 glory.Kris Lees returned from Queensland today and confirmed the gelding would not race again during the ...

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On "Guard" For Clean Getaway

May 18, 2017

NEWCASTLE: May 18, 2017: KRIS Lees has changed gear on Guard Of Honour at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday in the hope it will help him get a clean start.The talented three-year-old will race in winkers – and not blinkers – in the Benchmark 85 Handicap (1200m).Guard Of Honour ...

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Kris "Senses" Wide Draw Might Not Be Poor

May 18, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, May 18, 2017: SENSE Of Occasion’s outside barrier may not be the disadvantage it first appeared in Saturday’s $650,000 Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m).Kris Lees’ initial disappointment with the rejuvenated six-year-old’s draw (he will start from 16 in ...

Clearly No Choice But To Run In $700,000 Cup

Clearly No Choice But To Run In $700,000 Cup

May 15, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Monday, May 15, 2017: KRIS Lees is prepared to risk a “penalty” for firming Stradbroke Handicap fancy Clearly Innocent in Saturday week’s Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup at Eagle Farm.Uncertain at present whether last Saturday’s impressive Scone winner will get ...