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Singing On Track For Newcastle Gold Cup

Singing On Track For Newcastle Gold Cup

Jul 28, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, July 28, 2016: FORMER French stayer Singing is likely to have his next start in the Premier’s Cup late next month en route to the Newcastle Gold Cup.The import made a great impression at his Australian debut – and his first run in nearly a year – when ...

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Blinkers For "Miss" At Rosehill Finale

Jul 28, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, July 28, 2016: KRIS Lees has put blinkers on Marple Miss in an attempt to end her racing days on a winning note at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Both Marple Miss (apprentice Winona Costin) and Rustic Melody (Tye Angland) will represent the stable in the ...

Lomazzo The Pick Of Local Team

Lomazzo The Pick Of Local Team

Jul 21, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, July 21, 2016: KRIS Lees feels consistent three-year-old Lomazzo is the pick of his home team on the Beaumont track on Saturday.The lightly-raced gelding is certainly deserving of a breakthrough following recent excellent performances, and Andrew Gibbons ...

Kris On Verge Of Hitting Another

Kris On Verge Of Hitting Another "Ton"

Jul 21, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, July 21,2016: KRIS Lees has a sizeable team heading to Canterbury Park on Saturday as he nears a century of season winners for a fifth time.Little Shocker at Cessnock on Tuesday was Lees’ 99th winner in 2015-16 and he has chances at both Taree tomorrow and ...

Ace Pair To Trial Again At Gosford

Ace Pair To Trial Again At Gosford

Jul 18, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Monday, July 18, 2016: STABLE aces Lucia Valentina and Le Romain will trial again in a fortnight before embarking on their spring campaigns at Royal Randwick next month.The Group 1 winners weren’t out to break any records when they trialled over a short course at ...

Smart Colt Ready For 1200m Test

Smart Colt Ready For 1200m Test

Jul 15, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, July 15, 2016: KRIS Lees is confident his promising youngster Guard Of Honour can handle his first 1200m assignment at Eagle Farm tomorrow.The Northern Meteor colt will wrap up a light juvenile season when he contests the 2YO Handicap.Stable foreman Cameren ...

Stable Aces Ready To Trial

Stable Aces Ready To Trial

Jul 15, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, July 15, 2016: STABLE stars Lucia Valentina and Le Romain will launch their spring campaigns with barrier trials at Wyong on Monday.Kris Lees confirmed this morning that both autumn Group 1 winners will run in separate 845m Open heats.“They won’t be out to ...

Browne Booked For Colt's Brisbane Mission

Browne Booked For Colt's Brisbane Mission

Jul 12, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, July 12, 2016: DAMIAN Browne will ride promising youngster Guard Of Honour when he concludes his two-year-old season at Eagle Farm on Saturday.Trainer Kris Lees has confirmed a Queensland trip for the colt – for a twofold purpose – and Browne’s ...

Bullock's Hard Work Earns Rewards

Bullock's Hard Work Earns Rewards

Jul 08, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, July 8, 2016: HARD work is paying off for jockey Aaron Bullock.Kris Lees has given Bullock the bulk of his rides at tomorrow’s home meeting on the Beaumont track.He partners Sam’s Oscar (2YO Maiden Plate, 1150m), Knit ‘N’ Purl (Class 2 Handicap, ...

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Kris "Guarded" On Start For Colt

Jul 08, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, July 8, 2016: A discussion between Kris Lees and Queensland owner Ron Wanless will determine whether to again test talented youngster Guard Of Honour on heavy ground at Royal Randwick tomorrow.With the track downgraded to a Heavy 10 this morning (with a ...

Wide Alleys Halve Kris' Local Chances

Wide Alleys Halve Kris' Local Chances

Jul 01, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 30, 2016: WIDE barriers on Saturday have thwarted Kris Lees’ bid to make a late charge for a seventh Newcastle premiership.Lees had four acceptors on the Beaumont track but has decided to halve that number, with Sons Of Bourke and Letsava Win ...

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Felines "Purrfect" For Winning Return

Jun 30, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 30, 2016: TALENTED mare Felines can bounce back to winning form at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Notwithstanding her 60kg and outside barrier – albeit in a small field of eight – the Kris Lees stable is keen on her chances in the Benchmark 90 ...

Kris Chasing Tiara Breakthrough

Kris Chasing Tiara Breakthrough

Jun 24, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, June 24, 2016: KRIS Lees has had seven starters in Queensland’s feature Group 1 event for the “girls” – and the closest he has come has been a second placing.But he’s hoping to correct that situation at Eagle Farm tomorrow in the $500,000 ...

Kris Undecided On Vanderkemp Run

Kris Undecided On Vanderkemp Run

Jun 17, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, June 17, 2016: KRIS Lees is tossing up whether to start Vanderkemp at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow.The lightly-raced three-year-old is one of the fancies for the Benchmark 74 Handicap (1350m) against his own age.“I scratched him from the Provincial Plate ...

Lloyd Booked For Onemorezeta

Lloyd Booked For Onemorezeta

Jun 17, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, June 17, 2016: JEFF Lloyd has been booked for Onemorezeta as Kris Lees’ “quinella girls” meet again, chasing Group 1 glory at Eagle Farm next Saturday.Lees this morning confirmed the expatriate South African’s booking for the mare in the $500,000 wfa ...

"Danish" Stays At Home

Jun 09, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 9, 2016: IN-FORM mare Danish Twist will dodge Brisbane on Saturday and race instead at Royal Randwick for a specific reason.Kris Lees accepted with Danish Twist in the Group 2 QTC Cup (1300m) at Eagle Farm’s reopening, but opted to start her in the ...

Kris Likely To Rely On Filly

Kris Likely To Rely On Filly

Jun 09, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 9, 2016: KRIS Lees will rely on one of his two youngsters in Saturday’s 2YO Maiden Handicap (1150m) on the Beaumont track.He accepted with Kool Vinnie and Invincible Gem, and declared Andrew Gibbons as the rider for each of them.Both juveniles are by ...

"Admiral" Not The Derby Roughest

Jun 09, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 9, 2016: KRIS Lees feels it is the right year to have a throw at the stumps with Queensland Derby roughie Admiral Jello at Eagle Farm on Saturday.Superbly-bred Admiral Jello will be 25-year-old jockey Aaron Bullock’s first Group 1 ride, and Lees is ...

Replacements Booked For Lightning

Replacements Booked For Lightning

Jun 05, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Sunday, June 5, 2016: KRIS Lees has quickly found replacement riders for his two mares in Wednesday’s transferred $100,000 Listed Lightning Handicap (1050m) at Doomben.The Lightning was to have been run at yesterday’s planned reopening of Eagle Farm, but heavy ...

Derby Opportunity Knocks For Bullock

Derby Opportunity Knocks For Bullock

Jun 05, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Sunday, June 5, 2016: OPPORTUNITY knocks.Kris Lees has given 25-year-old jockey Aaron Bullock the chance to ride in a Group 1 for the first time in Saturday’s $600,000 Queensland Derby (2400m) at Eagle Farm.Lees today confirmed he has booked Bullock for Fastnet ...

Adam Gets Call Up For Goldstream

Adam Gets Call Up For Goldstream

Jun 02, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 2, 2016: ADAM Hyeronimus’ recent winning rides on Brisbane Cup contender Ecuador have earned him a chance for a “repeat performance” at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday – on a different horse .With many of Sydney’s leading jockeys absent with ...

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Kris' "Girls" To Weather Brisbane's Expected Rain

Jun 02, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, June 2, 2016: BRISBANE’s diabolical weather forecast hasn’t deterred Kris Lees from sending three mares north this evening for the scheduled resumption of racing at Eagle Farm on Saturday.Felines and Awasita ($100,000 Listed Lightning Handicap, 1000m) ...

'Academy' A Definite Chance

'Academy' A Definite Chance

May 26, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, May 26, 2016: KRIS Lees has been left with only one runner anywhere on Saturday – but advises punters not to underestimate him.With Wangh Wah a withdrawal from the Benchmark 72 Handicap (1400m) at Royal Randwick because of a temperature spike, Olympic ...

'Power' Puts Provincial Form On The Line

'Power' Puts Provincial Form On The Line

May 20, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, May 20, 2016: THE outstanding Provincial Championships form again goes on the “line” at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow.Powerline, who almost snatched the $400,000 Final (1400m) at Royal Randwick on April 9 at big odds, has his first start since in the Benchmark ...