With only days left in the 2016-2017 racing season Kris Lees’ is set to break all his own records with more than 150 wins and a prize money haul nearing $9 million this season.
Back in 2014-2015 his previous season’s best number of wins sat at 120. And the 2015-2016 season was his richest prize money season. That season Lucia Valentina won in the richest two year old race, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, during the Autumn Carnival in Sydney.
But this year is a little bit different. In the last week alone Kris Lees has had runners in Sydney, Canterbury, Newcastle, Scone and Wyong.
His Group 1 wins came from all of the country. Victoria, NSW and Queensland to be precise. Le Romain claimed the Cantala Stakes at Flemington and the Canterbury Stakes at Randwick, Sense of Occasion the Doomben Cup in Queensland and Clearly Innocent the Kingsford-Smith Cup in Queensland.
This diversity and depth is definitely one of the reasons behind his great season. And this depth of quality has the stable excited. “We have started to plan our Spring, and there is a group of horses that will keep us busy,” Lees has said.
miRunners is excited to add to this stable with Saganaki heading to Lees Racing for his first race prep in the Spring. An exciting time for all the owners of the colt.
We would like to congratulate all the connections of the 150-and-counting winners this season and wish the best of luck to Lees Racing for the final races at Doomben, Gosford, Rosehill, Tamworth and Port Macquarie!