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Race a filly with the Cooks

Race a filly with the Cooks

Sep 11, 2017

We have a new lease opportunity to race a filly with Lasqueti Spirit's owners Frank & Christine Cook.The Cook's have their famous Maroon, white sashes, yellow sleeves going around every weekend in 3 states. They are hard to miss!They have been lucky enough to have been a ...

Could History Repeat For Spirit?

Could History Repeat For Spirit?

Aug 30, 2017

By Ray HicksonTrainer Lee Curtis is predicting a vastly improved showing from Group 1 winning mare Lasqueti Spirit at Randwick on Saturday but doubts history can repeat from the last time she fronted up against Winx.Back in February, Lasqueti Spirit finished runner-up in the ...

Curtis says a city win is within reach for Mon Bel Ami

Curtis says a city win is within reach for Mon Bel Ami

Jul 28, 2017

Story by Kat Ernst - horsebetting.com.auGROUP 1 winning trainer Lee Curtis was delighted with his improving mare Mon Bel Ami which broke through for the second victory of her career at Newcastle on Thursday.Ridden by Josh Adams, Mon Bel Ami went back towards the tail of the ...

Lasqueti Spirit ready for Spring

Lasqueti Spirit ready for Spring

Jul 23, 2017

Lasqueti Spirit is set to kick off her Spring campaign at Rosehill trials on August 1. The tough filly broke her maiden in last years VRC Crown Oaks at Flemington in Cup week. She then backed that up with a solid Autumn prep running two placings in Group 1 races, 3rd in the ...

Sydney Cup: Lee Curtis’ Lasqueti Spirit bids to break century-long hoodoo in

Sydney Cup: Lee Curtis’ Lasqueti Spirit bids to break century-long hoodoo in

Apr 21, 2017

BRAD DAVIDSON, The Daily TelegraphLASQUETI Spirit will bid to become the first three-year-old filly in more than a century to win the Sydney Cup when she tackles 3200m for the first time in Saturday’s $2 million feature. Four three-year-old fillies have won the Sydney Cup but ...

Cancer survivor Bobby El-Issa scores ride on Lasqueti Spirit

Cancer survivor Bobby El-Issa scores ride on Lasqueti Spirit

Apr 17, 2017

Story by Brendan Cormick - The AustralianCancer survivor Bobby El-Issa has scored the ride on gritty staying filly Lasqueti Spirit in this Saturday’s $2 million Sydney Cup (3200m) at Randwick.El-Issa, 39, returned to riding last April after beating acute myeloid leukaemia, an ...

Lee Curtis confident Lasqueti Spirit can go close to Victorian Oaks-Australian Oaks double

Lee Curtis confident Lasqueti Spirit can go close to Victorian Oaks-Australian Oaks double

Apr 07, 2017

Story by - Adam Pengilly - Sydney Morning HeraldA few days before the Victoria Oaks, Lee Curtis sat in his Rosehill stables at a card table in near darkness. Wife Cherie was on the other side. They lit a candle and ordered Chinese takeaway, wondering what a fortune cookie would ...

The BMW 2017: Lee Curtis eyes another big upset with Oaks winner Lasqueti Spirit in Group 1 feature

The BMW 2017: Lee Curtis eyes another big upset with Oaks winner Lasqueti Spirit in Group 1 feature

Mar 24, 2017

Ray Thomas. Racing Editor - Daily TelegraphTHE instruction was simple: “If you like the filly, buy her.’’ Trainer Lee Curtis was about to leave the Magic Millions Sales at the Gold Coast and return home to Sydney when owner Frank Cook called and asked him to check out Lot ...

'Bow Man' Avdulla back on Lasqueti Spirit

'Bow Man' Avdulla back on Lasqueti Spirit

Mar 21, 2017

Luke Sheehan - Racing.com The VRC Oaks-winning pair of Lasqueti Spirit and Brenton Avdulla will combine again for the first time since that stunning result at Flemington, in The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill on Saturday.The Lee Curtis-trained filly was handed a pretty tough step-up ...

Trainer banking on spirited effort with Oaks winner

Trainer banking on spirited effort with Oaks winner

Mar 20, 2017

Ray Thomas - Daily TelegraphTRAINER Lee Curtis will give his stable star, Lasqueti Spirit, the opportunity to create a unique piece of racing history in the Group 1 $1.5 million The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.Lasqueti Spirit, a three-year-old filly, will be ...

Stable secures 3/4 brother to Lasqueti Spirit

Stable secures 3/4 brother to Lasqueti Spirit

Mar 15, 2017

Were very pleased to announce that the stable we're lucky enough to secure the 3/4 brother in blood to Lasqueti Spirit who was offered at the Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale yesterday. Purchased by Lasqueti Spirit's owners Frank & Christine Cook for $50,000 at ...

Chasing Winx: Trainer says Lasqueti Spirit is on track after shock second to champion mare

Chasing Winx: Trainer says Lasqueti Spirit is on track after shock second to champion mare

Mar 10, 2017

BRAD DAVIDSON, The Daily Telegraph IT’S the type of picture that goes straight to the pool room.Not many horses can boast being in the same shot as Winx over the concluding stages of any race in the past 12 months — but Lasqueti Spirit can.Trainer Lee Curtis is ...

Look at the difference 6 months can make

Look at the difference 6 months can make

Feb 28, 2017

Digging through some photos of Lasqueti Spirit at the races we found two shots, the same stride 6 months apart. Its amazing to even see two photos in the exact same point of her stride. Lasqueti Spirit was always a lovely type of filly. When we purchased her at Magic Millions we ...

Lasqueti Spirit finishes second to worlds best horse

Lasqueti Spirit finishes second to worlds best horse

Feb 26, 2017

Chipping Norton Stakes day, a wet, soggy, gloomy Randwick summers day. Resembled more of a race meeting in mid winter. The small crowd were huddled indoors with jackets on and umbrellas in hand. What an exciting day it proved to be.The team anxiously waited whilst Chris Waller ...

Lasqueti Spirit continues preparation towards Australian Oaks

Lasqueti Spirit continues preparation towards Australian Oaks

Feb 24, 2017

Story from - https://horsebetting.com.au/lasqueti-spirit-contin...IT can be easy to overlook the subplots of Saturday’s Group 1 Chipping Norton Stakes with protagonist Winx stealing most of the headlines, but don’t sleep on Lasqueti Spirit.The 2016 Crown Oaks winner might ...

Lasqueti to show Spirit in Apollo Stakes

Lasqueti to show Spirit in Apollo Stakes

Feb 13, 2017

Story from - AAPWhile he doesn’t expect Lasqueti Spirit to cause another big-race boilover, trainer Lee Curtis believes the star-studded Apollo Stakes is the right race to kick off her next campaign.The filly was a 100-1 winner of the VRC Oaks in November, leading at her own ...

Sizzling in hot demand

Sizzling in hot demand

Feb 12, 2017

The Inglis Classic sale is on for the very last time at its Newmarket venue this week. What has always been known as a "value sale" where trainers can pick out some good types that may lack on pedigree compared to the January Magic Millions sale looks like that may be a thing of ...

70 year old punter writes heartfelt letter to trainer of $201 winner

70 year old punter writes heartfelt letter to trainer of $201 winner

Feb 08, 2017

Story by Isaac Ling - punters.com.auThere weren't too many punters that found $201 winner Lasqueti Spirit in the Crown Oaks but one astute 70-year-old wrote a heartfelt letter to trainer Lee Curtis describing it as his "greatest thrill" in racing. While most ...

Great week at Magic Millions

Great week at Magic Millions

Jan 18, 2017

Lee and Cherie were in attendance alongside a group of owners at the Magic Millions yearling sale last week.The week began early for the team who spent the first few days prior to the sale working through their shortlists and inspecting lot after lot. In the sweltering heat ...

Expressions of interest - Magic Millions Ladies syndicate

Expressions of interest - Magic Millions Ladies syndicate

Dec 19, 2016

We are looking for expressions of interest to join us in creating a ladies only racing partnership.A few years ago Magic Millions started the Racing Women's Bonus. All Magic Millions yearling purchases are eligible but must be owned or leased wholly by females. The first 4 ...

Oaks-Winning Trainer Returns To Kembla Grange On A High

Oaks-Winning Trainer Returns To Kembla Grange On A High

Nov 12, 2016

Story by - Chris Roots The last time Lee Curtis left Kembla Grange, he left disappointed but little did he know he had the VRC Oaks winner in the float.Lasqueti Spirit finished the gamest of fourths over the Kembla 2400m and it was that run that encouraged Curtis to ...

Lasqueti stays best in Oaks shock

Lasqueti stays best in Oaks shock

Nov 03, 2016

A daring front running ride by Brenton Avdulla helped produce the biggest upset of the Melbourne Spring Carnival when he and Lasqueti Spirit cruised to victory in today’s Group One Victorian Oaks (2500m) at Flemington.The pre-race plans of connections to take up the running ...

Lasqueti Spirit scores stunning upset in Group 1 staying classic at Flemington

Lasqueti Spirit scores stunning upset in Group 1 staying classic at Flemington

Nov 03, 2016

Ray Thomas, The Daily TelegraphLASQUETI Spirit did her very best Might And Power impersonation to score a stunning Victoria Oaks upset at Flemington on Thursday.Sydney’s leading jockey Brenton Avdulla produced a ride for the ages on $101 outsider Lasqueti Spirit who ran her ...

This racing week

Oct 20, 2016

This week the stable will have two runners. Mon Bel Ami will be racing at Canberra on Friday and Lasqueti Spirit at Kembla on SaturdayMon Bel Ami - Canberra, Race 6 - Maiden Plate 1300mSent out first up a fortnight ago the mare was unlucky when racing well back in field and ...