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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 ...

Clearly A Scone Specialist

Clearly A Scone Specialist

May 11, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, May 11, 2017: TRACK specialist Clearly Innocent puts his unbeaten Scone record on the line when he defends his Luskin Star Stakes “crown” on Saturday.And his new trainer Kris Lees says he is ready for the assignment.Hugh Bowman will be a new rider for ...

Singing's Changes To Hit Right Note?

Singing's Changes To Hit Right Note?

May 11, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, May 11, 2017: WILL history repeat itself?Kris Lees is certainly hoping so, booking master horseman Robert Thompson and also making a gear change on French import Singing for tomorrow’s $200,000 Listed Darley Scone Cup (1600m).The career of Singing, a ...

Stablemates Ready To Race Well At Gold Coast

Stablemates Ready To Race Well At Gold Coast

May 04, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, May 4, 2017: REJUVENATED Sense Of Occasion has arrived safely, and is ready to make a return to Queensland racing at the Gold Coast on Saturday.Stable foreman Cameren Swan accompanied Sense Of Occasion and stablemate Savoureux on their overnight float trip ...

Apprentice Retains Cup Mount On Veteran

Apprentice Retains Cup Mount On Veteran

May 04, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, May 4, 2017: TALENTED apprentice Rachel King’s Anzac Day victory on veteran Slow Pace has earned her another shot at trophy honours at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Even though apprentices cannot claim, Kris Lees has retained the young jockey for Slow Pace ...

Dal Cielo Sprints To Scone

Dal Cielo Sprints To Scone

May 01, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Monday, May 1, 2017: TALENTED sprinter Dal Cielo’s impressive Wyong barrier trial win today has clinched him a Scone carnival berth.Kris Lees has named the $150,000 Listed Ortensia Stakes (1100m) on Saturday week – the second of the annual two-day carnival – as ...

Rosa Carolina Knockout Chance In Guineas

Rosa Carolina Knockout Chance In Guineas

Apr 28, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 28, 2017: KRIS Lees is giving Rosa Carolina a great chance of becoming only the third filly in the last decade to win the $200,000 Blacktown Workers Club Hawkesbury Guineas tomorrow.The New Zealand-owned filly, who races in the same colors as her ...

Bastia Our Best Local Hope

Bastia Our Best Local Hope

Apr 28, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 28, 2017: KRIS Lees is happy he decided to wait a couple of days and run Bastia at Newcastle tomorrow.The three-year-old was an acceptor for a Class 2 Handicap (2100m) at Wyong yesterday, but Lees opted to pull him out in favour of a Benchmark 65 ...

Le Romain Definitely Not Brisbane Bound

Le Romain Definitely Not Brisbane Bound

Apr 25, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, April 25, 2017: LE Romain is an early favourite for Brisbane’s winter sprint double – but won’t be going.Kris Lees has confirmed his classy four-year-old will not be nominated for either the $700,000 wfa Doomben 10,000 (1200m) on May 13 or $1.5m ...

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Kris "Guarded" About Brisbane Prospects

Apr 20, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, April 20, 2017: TALENTED young sprinter Guard Of Honour is on his way to Queensland tonight to race before his owners at Doomben on Saturday.But a wide barrier has Kris Lees guarded about his first-up prospects in the Listed Mick Dittman Plate (1050m) ...

A Day For Kris And Louise To Celebrate

A Day For Kris And Louise To Celebrate

Apr 20, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, April 20, 2017: THERE were double reasons to celebrate for the Kris Lees stable at Broadmeadow today.Lees’ Irish apprentice Louise Day clinched her first provincial triumph and in the process lifted her boss to 100 winners for the season; the fifth ...

Kris' Eyes On Wahng Wah Tomorrow

Kris' Eyes On Wahng Wah Tomorrow

Apr 19, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, April 19, 2017: KRIS Lees is viewing WahngWah’s performance at home tomorrow as an important barometer to her future racing prospects.The four-year-old mare, after a lacklustre previous campaign, resumes in the Benchmark 65 Handicap (1200m).The race is a ...

Winkers Back On Le Romain

Winkers Back On Le Romain

Apr 13, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, April 13, 2017: LE Romain is back in winkers as he chases a fourth Group 1 victory in Saturday’s $600,000 wfa All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Royal Randwick.Kris Lees has decided to put the gear back on his classy four-year-old, who currently heads betting for ...

Felines Scratched From Doomben

Felines Scratched From Doomben

Apr 13, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, April 13, 2017: SMART sprinting mare Felines is skipping a scheduled interstate engagement on Saturday.Kris Lees had planned to send Felines to Queensland to contest Doomben’s Open Handicap (1050m) – a distance which she specialises at.But a wide barrier ...

Sense Of Occsion Off To Winter Carnival

Sense Of Occsion Off To Winter Carnival

Apr 09, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Sunday, April 9, 2017: REJUVENATED six-year-old Sense Of Occasion will be aimed at a Brisbane winter carnival feature double.Kris Lees, understandably thrilled with the gelding’s splendid third to champion mare Winx in yesterday’s $4m Group 1 Queen Elizabeth ...

Danish Twist Chasing Group 1 Glory Of Her Own

Danish Twist Chasing Group 1 Glory Of Her Own

Apr 07, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 7, 2017: TWELVE months ago, Danish Twist won at the corresponding Royal Randwick meeting when she was the star of the $400,000 Provincial Championships Final.Nonetheless, she had to play “second fiddle” to her former stablemate Lucia Valentina, who ...

Blinkers Come Off Tawfiq Boy

Blinkers Come Off Tawfiq Boy

Apr 07, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Friday, April 7, 2017: KRIS Lees has made an important gear change on Tawfiq Boy at Newcastle tomorrow in a bid to lift him back into the winning list.The lightly-raced I Am Invincible three-year-old, a member of the Australian Bloodstock team, will race without ...

Kris Confirms Dual Reps In Queen Elizabeth

Kris Confirms Dual Reps In Queen Elizabeth

Apr 04, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, April 4, 2014: KRIS Lees has confirmed a dual representation in Saturday’s $4m Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Royal Randwick.And he has booked now Hong Kong-based Sam Clipperton to partner French import Singing, one of his two runners.Corey Brown stays ...

Possibility Of Dual Reps In Queen Elizabeth

Possibility Of Dual Reps In Queen Elizabeth

Apr 03, 2017

MONDAY: April 3, 2017: MIGHTY mare Winx’s presence isn’t deterring Kris Lees from considering a dual representation in Saturday’s $4m Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m). Lees will make a final decision after trackwork in the morning about starts for Doncaster Mile ...

Le Romain Chasing Lucia Valentina

Le Romain Chasing Lucia Valentina

Mar 30, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 30, 2017: LE Romain can take another huge step toward becoming Kris Lees’ highest prizemoney earner by winning Saturday’s $3m Doncaster Mile at Royal Randwick.And he will emerge as his trainer’s biggest Group 1 winner by doing so.Already a triple ...

Clearly Innocent Nearing Return To Racing

Clearly Innocent Nearing Return To Racing

Mar 30, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, March 30, 2017: TALENTED sprinter Clearly Innocent will trial at Gosford on Tuesday as a prelude to a forthcoming return to racing – possibly at Royal Randwick in a fortnight.Now with Kris Lees after his original trainer Greg Bennett retired from training ...

Stable Pair Drew Well For Doncaster

Stable Pair Drew Well For Doncaster

Mar 28, 2017

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, March 28, 2017: STABLEMATES Le Romain and Sense Of Occasion have both drawn reasonably well for Saturday’s $3m Doncaster Mile at Royal Randwick.A capacity field of 20 plus three emergencies was declared earlier this morning for the highlight Group 1 feature ...

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 ...