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Newcastle’s Newest 2yo Race - The Max Lees Classic

The late Max Lees. Image by Racing & Sports

Newcastle Jockey Club is delighted to announce the inaugural running of the $50,000 Max Lees Classic for two-year-olds over 900m on Sunday, 3rd December 2017. The race celebrates the stellar career and achievements of the renowned Newcastle & Hunter Hall of Fame trainer Max Lees.

The Max Lees Classic is a set weights and penalties race with no restrictions on entry – and it represents the perfect lead-in to both the $500,000 Inglis Nursery over 1000m on Saturday 16th December at Royal Randwick and the $200,000 Wyong Magic Millions over 1100m on Thursday 21st December.

The 900m chute at Newcastle on the new Strathayr © course proper seriously offers the perfect option for a youngster’s first or second start. A fair barrier with a 400m run into the home turn, then a sumptuously cushioned camber propelling the field into a 420m run to the line down a 25m wide straight - there would not be a better first-up experience at the races for future champions.

Enquire with the Club regarding float rebates to assist the journey to Newcastle. Other $30,000 races on the program include:

• F&M Class 2 Handicap over 1400m;
• CG&E Class 2 Handicap over 1400m;
• Benchmark 65 Handicap over 1200m;
• 3yo+ Benchmark 60 Handicap over 2300m;
• 3yo+ Maiden Handicap over 900m;
• Maiden Handicap over 1300m; and
• Provincial & Country Maiden Plate over 1300m (restricted to NSW Provincial and Country-trained horses only)

Nominations for this raceday close at 11am on Tuesday, 28th November 2017. For more information on float rebates for two-year-olds entered in the Max Lees Classic or for enquiries regarding hospitality or ticketing options, please contact:

Michael Buckley (NJC Racing Supervisor) on (02) 4907 3607 / Mobile – 0478 237 722 / Email – racing@njc.com.au

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