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Bowman lucky to stay with Winx for Autumn Carnival

Bowman lucky to stay with Winx for Autumn Carnival

23 Jan, 2017

Champion jockey Hugh Bowman came painstakingly close to sitting on the sidelines during the rich Sydney Autumn Carnival and missing the coveted ride on glamour mare Winx after misjudging the finish on Olympic Academy at Randwick last Saturday.

Hugh Bowman and Olympic Academy, above green and black checks, hold on to win the Rebecca Louise …

Lees has great chance to win first Newcastle Cup

Lees has great chance to win first Newcastle Cup

14 Sep, 2016

Newcastle trainer Kris Lees is hoping one of his four runners will secure the stable’s first win in the Group 3 $175,000 XXXX Gold Newcastle Cup (2200m) on the Beaumont track at Newcastle on Friday.

Sense Of Occasion, above, is one of four Kris Lees runners in the Newcastle Cup at Newcastle. Photo by Steve …

Protectionist On Track For Chelmsford Stakes Return

Protectionist On Track For Chelmsford Stakes Return

19 Aug, 2015

Trainer Kris Lees has confirmed that Protectionist will return to the races in the 2015 Chelmsford Stakes after he performed well in an exhibition gallop at Newcastle yesterday.

Protectionist will be given the chance to become the first horse since Makybe Diva to win the Melbourne Cup in back-to-back years. Photo by: Steve Hart

Protectionist …