LEES RACING's commitment and service to our owners is second to none.
As New South Wales' leading provincial stable, we pride ourselves on looking after our clients and ensuring all have the best possible racing experience.
Kris and our staff provide a friendly and interactive experience for owners, maintaining a wonderful tradition initially founded by Kris' late father, Max.
Lees Racing trains a big team of thoroughbreds from our well established base at Broadmeadows, and we now have the back-up of an agistment and pre-training property (Ellalong Farm) in the Lower Hunter Valley.
That "Best of Both Worlds" set up was never better reflected than when Kris recorded the 10th Group 1 success of his career with outstanding mare LUCIA VALENTINA romped away with the $4m Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick during The Championships in 2016.
She returned from a trip to Hong Kong in December 2015 - when she ran so well to finish fifith in a record-breaking Hong Kong Gold Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin - freshened up at Ellalong before returning to Broadmeadow to prepare for a second tilt at The Championships.
The Queen Elizabeth was Kris' third victory with LUCIA VALENTINA at racing's elite level - she had previously won the Vinery Stud Stakes and Turnbull Stakes - adding to earlier Group 1 triumphs with SAMANTHA MISS (Champagne Stakes, Flight Stakes and VRC Oaks), COUNTY TYRONE (The Metropolitan and Sydney Cup), VITESSE DANE (Queensland Oaks) and LE ROMAIN (Randwick Guineas).
Kris' focus, care and horsemanship ensures every horse in his care is give the best opportunity to reach its maximum racing potential.
The training facilities, including an all-weather Pro-Ride circuit, at Broadmeadoes are first-class and have been given a huge boost by Racing NSW's decision to invest heavily in Newcastle Jockey Club's future, funding the installation of a new inside grass track (Beaumont) and course proper.
Kris also has the advantage of using a modern equine pool on course and also has several walking machines to assist maintaining horses' fitness.
But that's only part of the story.
Owners are kept up to date with regular bulletins on the progress of their horses, both whilst they are in work at Broadmeadow or having a break at the farm.
Pre-training updates are also provided, and owners can easily access videos of their horses at trackwork.
Kris also gives owners his assessment of their horse's chances prior to a race via a recording, and similarly a post-race summary is also sent.
Additionally, Lees Racing's website is regularly updated with stable news.
Owners who wish to organise a visit to either Broadmeadow or Ellalong to see their horses are most welcome to do so, and can arrange this by contacting Lucas Miller on 0400 905 991.