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Kris' Newcastle Gold Cup Foursome

Kris' Newcastle Gold Cup Foursome

Sep 12, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Monday, September 12, 2016: IT won’t be for lack of numbers if Kris Lees can’t clinch a Newcastle Gold Cup breakthrough on Friday.Lees this afternoon announced he would have his biggest ever representation of four in the $175,000 Group 3 feature to be run over ...

Oliver Back On

Oliver Back On "Lucia" In Underwood

Sep 08, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, September 8, 2016: THE successful Queen Elizabeth Stakes combination will be reunited at Caulfield in a fortnight.Kris Lees this afternoon confirmed Damien Oliver’s acceptance of the mount on Lucia Valentina in the $500,000 Group 1 wfa Underwood Stakes ...

"Lucia" On Track For Melbourne

Sep 06, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, September 6, 2016: KRIS Lees is satisfied Lucia Valentina is “on track” for her Melbourne spring campaign.But he is keen to hear from jockey Damien Oliver sooner rather than later as to whether he will continue his association with the quality mare.Lucia ...

Melbourne Campaign In Offing For Le Romain

Melbourne Campaign In Offing For Le Romain

Sep 01, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, September 1, 2016: KRIS Lees is giving serious thought to skipping the Epsom Handicap with Group 1 winner Le Romain, who is scheduled to continue his spring campaign at Royal Randwick on Saturday.Provided predicted heavy rain doesn’t stand in the way of ...

Weather Key To Wyong Cup Plans

Weather Key To Wyong Cup Plans

Sep 01, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, September 1, 2016: OVERNIGHT weather will have a major bearing on Kris Lees’ Wyong Cup plans tomorrow.Lees has two acceptors – Slow Pace (Robert Thompson) and Taree Cup winner Olympic Academy (Brenton Avdulla) – in the $160,000 Listed Gold Cup (2100m), ...

McEvoy New Rider For Le Romain

McEvoy New Rider For Le Romain

Aug 29, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Monday, August 29, 2016: KERRIN McEvoy will be a new rider for Le Romain when he continues his spring campaign at Royal Randwick on Saturday.And his performance in the $175,000 Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m) will determine whether Kris Lees keeps him in Sydney for the ...

Academy

Academy "Switch" On The Cards

Aug 25, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, August 25, 2016: TAREE Cup winner Olympic Academy is likely to bypass the Wyong Cup and run instead at Royal Randwick a day later.Olympic Academy’s success in last Sunday’s $80,000 Cup (2000m) guaranteed him a berth in the line-up for next Friday’s ...

"Competitive" Singing Ready For Premier's Cup

Aug 25, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, August 25, 2016: KRIS Lees is confident Singing will be “most competitive” when he has his final Newcastle Gold Cup lead-up at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.The former French stayer is firmly on the comeback trail and he and stablemate Sense Of Occasion ...

Kris Claims Second Taree Cup Success

Kris Claims Second Taree Cup Success

Aug 22, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Monday, August 22, 2016: KRIS Lees claimed his second Taree Cup in the last three years yesterday when successful with Olympic Academy.Superbly ridden by Aaron Bullock, Olympic Academy ($7) overhauled Get On The Grange ($4.80) and Egyptian Ruler ($5.50) to land the ...

Subtle Gear Changes On Taree Cup Pair

Subtle Gear Changes On Taree Cup Pair

Aug 19, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, August 19, 2016: KRIS Lees has made some “subtle” gear changes in a bid to clinch a second Taree Cup on Sunday.Lees has dual representation in the $80,000 feature, starting Slow Pace (Robert Thompson) and Olympic Academy (Aaron Bullock).He won the ...

Lack Of Pace Against Lucia First-Up

Lack Of Pace Against Lucia First-Up

Aug 18, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, August 18, 2016: KRIS Lees sees an apparent lack of speed hindering Lucia Valentina’s chances of upsetting Winx at Royal Randwick on Saturday.But he won’t consider changing her normal race pattern for the outstanding mare’s resumption in the $250,000 ...

McEvoy Back On Lucia Valentina For Resumption

McEvoy Back On Lucia Valentina For Resumption

Aug 11, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, August 11, 2016: KERRIN McEvoy will be reunited with quality mare Lucia Valentina for her Royal Randwick resumption on Saturday week.But Kris Lees is keeping his options open as to which race his Queen Elizabeth Stakes heroine begins her spring campaign ...

Melbourne Here We Come

Melbourne Here We Come

Aug 11, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, August 11, 2016: KRIS Lees has made a habit – and a successful one at that – of sending horses to Brisbane at all times of the year.But this time, the float has gone the other way.He sent three horses to Melbourne overnight for the weekend racing – two ...

Kris Guarded On Savoureux's First-Up Record

Kris Guarded On Savoureux's First-Up Record

Aug 11, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, August 11, 2016: KRIS Lees is guarded about Savoureux’s excellent first-up record in assessing her prospects for her Rosehill Gardens resumption on Saturday.He has booked apprentice Andrew Atkins for the mare in the Benchmark 92 Handicap (1100m).His ...

Blinkers' Switch For Stablemates

Blinkers' Switch For Stablemates

Aug 05, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, August 5, 2016: ONE has blinkers coming off, and the other has them going on.Such is the situation with Kris Lees’ two representatives in the Class 1 Handicap (1350m) on the Beaumont track tomorrow.Lees has decided on the gear reversals for Lomazzo (Aaron ...

Fitness Factor An

Fitness Factor An "Invitation" To Back Up

Aug 05, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, August 5, 2016: KRIS Lees is banking on fitness being a decisive factor for Invitations on testing ground at Royal Randwick tomorrow.Lees has decided to back up the gelding in the Benchmark 81 Handicap (1000m), with Tommy Berry his rider.Invitations, ...

Two Cox Plate Lead-Ups For

Two Cox Plate Lead-Ups For "Lucia"

Aug 01, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Monday, August 1, 2016: QUEEN Elizabeth Stakes heroine Lucia Valentina is likely to have only two lead-up runs to her $3m Cox Plate assignment.Lucia Valentina again pleased her trainer Kris Lees in a 1000m barrier trial at Gosford this morning when she surged ...

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 ...

Blinkers For

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 ...