Animal Kingdom 3YO Gives Kris Lees Another Provincial Championship Contender
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday March 31

Kris Lees will have a third of the field in the $400,000 Provincial Championships Final following Animate's dominant win in the rescheduled $150,000 Wyong heat at Newcastle on Tuesday.



Animate as a yearlingAnimate is the fifth horse from Lees' powerhouse Newcastle stable to book a spot in the rich final next week after claiming the last heat in the series.

Lees had seven of the 16 starters in the heat, which had to be moved to his home track after being washed out at Wyong and got the prize with progressive gelding Animate.

The son of former Arrowfield shuttler Animal Kingdom (USA) charged home from back in the field to win by three-quarters of a length taking his overall record to four wins and two placings from six starts with prizemoney in excess of $155,000.

A $115,000 Magic Millions purchase for Australian Bloodstock from the Arrowfield draft, Animate is the second winner from stakes-placed Redoute’s Choice mare Flowerchild, a three-quarter sister to Group II winner Wild Rain, whose first foal is in Inglis Easter for Cressfield as Lot 285.




 

Animal Kingdom in upcoming sales:
Prov Championship Qualifier-C5 1350m
Newcastle Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:19.00
1
0.8
Animate
T: K A Lees J: A Gibbons 56
3g Animal Kingdom (USA) x Flowerchild (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $115,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Australian Bloodstock Pty Ltd
2
0.8
Oxford Tycoon
T: Ms K Waugh J: D Mc Lellan 56
4g Written Tycoon (AUS) x Miss Monashee (AUS) (Monashee Mountain (USA))
3
2.3
Oakfield Captain
T: D Lane J: S Lisnyy 57.5
5g Testa Rossa (AUS) x Oakfield Beauty (AUS) (Danewin (AUS))
4
2.6
Celer
T: Ms K Waugh J: J Penza 57.5
4g Excelebration (IRE) x Amalfi Cat (NZ) (Catbird (AUS))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Kim Waugh Racing Stables
5
2.8
Bubbles Ball
T: K A Lees J: Ms L Day 54
4m Zoustar (AUS) x Dance Girl Dance (AUS) (Made Of Gold (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: Bruce Elkington Bloodstock
6
3.0
Bombasay
T: K A Lees J: Mitchell Bell 56
4g Rothesay (AUS) x Bomba (AUS) (Last Tycoon (IRE))
7
3.7
Juventus
T: K A Lees J: Ms S Clenton 57.5
5g Hard Spun (USA) x Sexy Siren (AUS) (Excites (AUS))
8
3.8
Lifetime Quest
T: K A Lees J: C Reith 56
4g Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Matras (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
9
4.5
Esteem Spirit
T: Ms G Markwell J: K S Latham 57.5
5g Shrapnel (AUS) x Belle Esteem (AUS) (High Regard (AUS))
10
5.8
Fanciful Dream
T: P M Perry J: Tom Sherry 54
3f Zoustar (AUS) x Chimerique (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Fairhill Farm, Mulbring
B: Paul Perry Horse Training Pty Ltd
11
6.1
Margie Bee
T: Ms K Buchanan J: Jenny Duggan 54
4m Dreamscape (AUS) x Strategic Escape (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
12
6.4
Defeat
T: T J Bartley J: G Buckley 57.5
4g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Shepishir (AUS) (Shepherd's Field (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: Tracey Bartley Pty Ltd
13
6.6
The Crimson Idol
T: J N Englebrecht J: Ms R Murray 54
4m Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Ruth's Secret (AUS) (Noverre (USA))
14
8.0
Siesta Key
T: K A Lees J: L Cumberland 54
3f So You Think (NZ) x Sarasota (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
B: Australian Bloodstock Pty Ltd
15
9.7
Albert's No Pussy
T: K A Lees J: C G O'Brien 59
4g Magic Albert (AUS) x Cathead (AUS) (Catbird (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Drake Bloodstock
16
9.8
Miss Scorcher
T: G W Murray J: L Magorrian 56
4m Fighting Sun (AUS) x Special Mention (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2 $78,000
V:Bucklee Farm, Greta West
B: Murray Livestock / DJI Bloodstock
More Reading...
Gooree Stud Open the Doors
Famed Mudgee thoroughbred nursery, Gooree Park Stud, has embarked on a major strategic change in direction of their business model whereby they will move from being primarily a private Racing and Breeding operation to opening their gates commercially for the first time in 30 years.
Toffee Tongue's Brother a Jumping Star
A full brother to this season's G1 SAJC Schweppes Oaks winner Toffee Tongue, Gobstopper has given his Kiwi owners plenty of excitement over the COVID-19 enforced lockdown period, and he continued that on Sunday when taking out the Australian Hurdle (3900m) at Sandown.
French Derby Contender for Charm Spirit
French racing at the weekend unveiled an exciting prospect for the upcoming Group I  Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) when 3YO colt Fantastic Spirit (Charm Spirit) outclassed his rivals to win the Listed Derby du Midi at Bordeaux-le Bouscat.
Toffee Tongue's Brother a Jumping Star
A full brother to this season's G1 SAJC Schweppes Oaks winner Toffee Tongue, Gobstopper has given his Kiwi owners plenty of excitement over the COVID-19 enforced lockdown period, and he continued that on Sunday when taking out the Australian Hurdle (3900m) at Sandown.
Lessons From The GFC For This Breeding Season
The world economy has collapsed, and many in the breeding industry are heading into a 2020 breeding season full of uncertainty about how the future will unfold so we thought we’d look at what happened the last time the world economy hit a hurdle.
Debut HK Winner for Reward for Effort
Reward For Effort 3YO Scores Of Fun won on debut at Sha Tin on Sunday, making it two Hong Kong winners in the past week for Reward for Effort.