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Kris Claims First Villiers With

Dec 17, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Saturday, December 17, 2016: SENSE Of Occasion’s last to first Villiers Stakes triumph at Royal Randwick today has tempted Kris Lees to seriously consider a change of summer ...

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Dec 15, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, December 15, 2016: KRIS Lees says Sense Of Occasion is “going well” on the eve of his first-up tilt at Saturday’s $250,000 Villiers Stakes at Randwick.Though a bolter and ...

Kris Hoping To Keep Winning Momentum Going

Dec 15, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, December 15, 2016: HAVING racked up a half century of winners already this season, Kris Lees is looking to build on that number this weekend.Lees’ Tuncurry treble on Monday ...

Zestful Resumes At Canterbury Tonight

Dec 09, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, December 9, 2016: KRIS Lees is relying on dual Melbourne Cup winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy to keep the stable flag flying in two States over the weekend.Lees will rely on McEvoy’s ...

Time For Smart Colt To Head To Town

Dec 09, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, December 9, 2016: PROMISING young sprinter Time Out Of Mind is likely to be given the chance to make his mark in town next Saturday – and in a $250,000 race to boot.Kris Lees ...

Beaumont Quartet All There With Chances

Dec 02, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, December 2, 2016: KRIS Lees has four competitive runners at home tomorrow as he bids to continue his late spring/early summer burst of form.Successes with Time Out Of Mind ...

Yendall Gets Call-Up For Brook Road

Dec 02, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, December 2, 2016: SUCCESSFUL Victorian jockey Dean Yendall has been called up by Kris Lees to keep “problem child” Brook Road on her best behaviour at Rosehill Gardens ...

An Eight-Winner Week For Kris

Nov 27, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Sunday, November 27, 2016: ONWARDS and upwards!Kris Lees’ success with Upscale in the final race at Rosehill Gardens yesterday put the icing on a remarkable week that produced eight ...

Nov 25, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, November 25, 2016: A refreshed Upscale is raring to go as she seeks to add to her already 50 per cent winning record at Rosehill Gardens tomorrow.Kris Lees chose the Benchmark 78 ...

Kris Hoping To Keep Momentum Going Today

Nov 25, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Friday, November 25, 2016: KRIS Lees is on a roll this week, and is looking to keep the momentum going at meetings at Muswellbrook today and Canterbury tonight.Lees has trained five ...

New Acquisition Resumes Without Blinkers

Nov 18, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, November 17, 2016: SMART mare Press Report will be minus blinkers when she makes her debut for Kris Lees at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.And he will have extra reason to notch a ...

Blinkers Back On Onemorezeta

Nov 10, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, November 10, 2016: KRIS Lees has lost half his “double act” for his Melbourne spring carnival wind-up at Sandown on Saturday – and has resorted to blinkers for his ...

Former Queenslander Debuts For His New Stable

Nov 10, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, November 10, 2016: THEY were a winning partnership at Port Macquarie today, but Kris Lees is hoping the boot will be on the other foot at Newcastle on Sunday.He will start ...

Stablemates To Stay For Sandown

Nov 03, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, November 3, 2016: IT’S not often a trainer hopes for a wide draw for one of his horses.But such will be the case with Melbourne Cup day disappointment Onemorezeta at Sandown on ...

Blinkers For High Opinion At Canterbury

Nov 03, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, November 3, 2016: KRIS Lees has opted for blinkers on High Opinion at his third run since joining the stable, at Canterbury on Saturday.With no runners on the final day of the ...

Lucia Valentina Retired To Stud

Nov 01, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, November 1, 2016: LUCIA Valentina has run her last race and will begin a new career at stud immediately.Confirming her retirement this morning, Kris Lees announced Lucia Valentina ...

Le Romain Gives Kris His 11th Group 1 Success

Oct 30, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Sunday, October 30, 2016: KRIS Lees celebrated his 11th Group 1 success in Melbourne last night, and immediately set his sights on another with Le Romain in the autumn.In confirming the ...

Oct 27, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, October 27, 2016: A “softer draw” has swayed Kris Lees’ hand with promising mare Upscale at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Lees, back in Melbourne to saddle three runners at ...

Kris Chasing Flemington Group 1 Double

Oct 27, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, October 27, 2016: KRIS Lees has his sights on a Group 1 double at Saturday’s opening of the four-day Melbourne Cup carnival at Flemington.And he is confident both his ...

Oct 24, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Monday, October 24, 2016: LUCIA Valentina will be given another opportunity for more Melbourne spring glory on the final of the four-day Flemington carnival.Kris Lees this morning ...

Pace The Key To Lucia's Plate Chances

Oct 20, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, October 20, 2016: The tempo – or apparent lack of it – will be crucial to Lucia Valentina’s chances in Saturday’s $3m Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley.So says her ...

Twist Tops Off To Melbourne

Oct 20, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Thursday, October 20, 2016: KRIS Lees is hoping to “do a Onemorezeta” with Twist Tops at Flemington’s Melbourne Cup carnival.Lees today confirmed last season’s Inglis Classic ...

Oct 18, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Tuesday, October 18, 2016: KRIS Lees was left with no alternative this morning but to draw the second outside barrier for Lucia Valentina in Saturday’s $3m Cox Plate at Moonee ...

Oct 17, 2016

NEWCASTLE: Monday, October 17, 2016: LUCIA Valentina will skip tomorrow’s busy “Breakfast With The Stars” session at Moonee Valley, and instead gallop in quieter surrounds at Sandown.Kris Lees ...

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