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Feb 02, 2015

MONDAY: February 2, 2015: MELBOURNE Cup winner Protectionist is ready to chase the "Fiorente" double.Trainer Kris Lees confirmed a Melbourne mission for the outstanding former German stayer after he had won a barrier trial on the course proper at Broadmeadow this morning.Ridden ...

Feb 02, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Monday, February 2, 2015: WHILST Protectionist and Lucia Valentina are his established stars, trainer Kris Lees is also looking forward to the autumn with Onemorezeta.The lightly-raced filly - a Flemington spring carnival winner - may have been overshadowed to some ...

Feb 02, 2015

MONDAY: February 2, 2015: MELBOURNE Cup winner Protectionist is ready to chase the "Fiorente" double.Trainer Kris Lees confirmed a Melbourne mission for the outstanding former German stayer after he had won a barrier trial on the course proper at Broadmeadow this morning.Ridden ...

Feb 02, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Monday, February 2, 2015: WHILST Protectionist and Lucia Valentina are his established stars, trainer Kris Lees is also looking forward to the autumn with Onemorezeta.The lightly-raced filly - a Flemington spring carnival winner - may have been overshadowed to some ...

Jan 23, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 23, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees is banking on a "third-up theory" earning Oriental Lady black type success at Randwick tomorrow. And he will be on course to hopefully cheer home the mare before heading to Mascot airport to catch a flight to New Zealand for ...

Jan 23, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 23, 2015: STABLE spearheads Protectionist and Lucia Valentina will strut their stuff in barrier trials at home on Monday week as they limber up for autumn campaigns. And their performances in the course proper hitouts will determine their resumption ...

Jan 23, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 23, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees is banking on a "third-up theory" earning Oriental Lady black type success at Randwick tomorrow. And he will be on course to hopefully cheer home the mare before heading to Mascot airport to catch a flight to New Zealand for ...

Jan 23, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 23, 2015: STABLE spearheads Protectionist and Lucia Valentina will strut their stuff in barrier trials at home on Monday week as they limber up for autumn campaigns. And their performances in the course proper hitouts will determine their resumption ...

Jan 16, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 16, 2015: ONCE bitten, twice shy!Trainer Kris Lees did not consider utilising an apprentice's claim to lessen his filly Felines' 60kg burden at Randwick tomorrow.Hugh Bowman will ride Felines for the first time as she attempts to make it two wins on ...

Jan 16, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 16, 2015: ONCE bitten, twice shy!Trainer Kris Lees did not consider utilising an apprentice's claim to lessen his filly Felines' 60kg burden at Randwick tomorrow.Hugh Bowman will ride Felines for the first time as she attempts to make it two wins on ...

Jan 08, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, January 8, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees believes there is further improvement in Oriental Lady - but still rates her a Gosford Gold Cup place chance tomorrow.The imported mare has her second start this campaign in the $150,000 Listed Cup (2100m), and Brenton ...

Jan 08, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, January 8, 2015: IT will be Randwick - and not the Gold Coast - for improving four-year-old Unique on Saturday.Trainer Kris Lees pulled the plug on a Magic Millions raceday plan for Unique when he drew poorly in the $200,000 Stayers' Cup (1800m).Instead, he ...

Jan 08, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, January 8, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees believes there is further improvement in Oriental Lady - but still rates her a Gosford Gold Cup place chance tomorrow.The imported mare has her second start this campaign in the $150,000 Listed Cup (2100m), and Brenton ...

Jan 08, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, January 8, 2015: IT will be Randwick - and not the Gold Coast - for improving four-year-old Unique on Saturday.Trainer Kris Lees pulled the plug on a Magic Millions raceday plan for Unique when he drew poorly in the $200,000 Stayers' Cup (1800m).Instead, he ...

Jan 02, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 2, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees is keen to give improving gelding Unique his chance at Magic Millions glory at the Gold Coast next Saturday.But the four-year-old is not yet assured a start in the $170,000 MM Stayers Cup (1800m). Twenty-nine horses have been ...

Jan 02, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 2, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees has warned that early favorite Gold Seventy Seven is not a certain starter in the inaugural Provincial Championship Final at Randwick in April.Rather, he hopes the promising young sprinter can measure up to a stakes race ...

Jan 02, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 2, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees is keen to give improving gelding Unique his chance at Magic Millions glory at the Gold Coast next Saturday.But the four-year-old is not yet assured a start in the $170,000 MM Stayers Cup (1800m). Twenty-nine horses have been ...

Jan 02, 2015

NEWCASTLE: Friday, January 2, 2015: TRAINER Kris Lees has warned that early favorite Gold Seventy Seven is not a certain starter in the inaugural Provincial Championship Final at Randwick in April.Rather, he hopes the promising young sprinter can measure up to a stakes race ...

Dec 24, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, December 24, 2014: DUAL acceptor Zelitist is likely to be given the chance to break her maiden status at Randwick on Boxing Day.The lightly-raced Zabeel mare is also an acceptor for her home track meeting on Friday - she has the rails alley in the Class ...

Dec 24, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Wednesday, December 24, 2014: IT'S all systems go for Terra Amata to chase a hat-trick at Canterbury on Saturday.Circumstances have combined in recent weeks to delay the mare's attempt to make it three city wins on end, but trainer Kris Lees today named her a definite ...

Dec 19, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Friday, December 19, 2014: IT will be an unusually quiet Saturday for the Kris Lees stable with the likelihood of only one runner tomorrow.Lees has withdrawn both his acceptors - Oscuro and Terra Amata - from the Rosehill Gardens meeting and has sent Sommernachtstraum ...

Dec 18, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, December 18, 2015: IT'S a "balls up"!For the record, yesterday's impressive Canterbury winner Gold Seventy Seven is definitely a colt - and not a gelding.One of the talented young sprinter's owners inadvertently mentioned on television after the Canterbury ...

Dec 12, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Friday, December 12, 2014: TRAINER Kris Lees is seeing "double".Lees has opted to bypass today's Rosehill Gardens meeting with promising filly Felines and instead race her at Randwick tomorrow.It's not the sole reason, but the Randwick event is worth more than double ...

Dec 12, 2014

NEWCASTLE: Friday, December 12, 2014: TRAINER Kris Lees is seeing "double".Lees has opted to bypass today's Rosehill Gardens meeting with promising filly Felines and instead race her at Randwick tomorrow.It's not the sole reason, but the Randwick event is worth more than double ...

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