Early Christmas for inform Lee stable
Dec 13, 2012
Glenn Davis December 13, 2012
Christmas has arrived early for the Stephen Lee stable after the astute Northern Rivers trainer recently bagged a hattrick of Bobs bonus winners at Grafton.
Lee' skilful targeting of the Bobs scheme paid off handsomely when Royal Regard and Camayoc broke their maiden status at Grafton in November while stablemate Anton En Avant also won for the first time in maiden company on the same track on December 8.
Lee almost made it four winners in the past two months when Taurinus stormed home from near last in a Maiden Plate only to go down narrowly.
Ironically all winners were ridden by apprentice Cassandra Schmidt who is making a big name for herself in the Northern Rivers region.
Lee, who is prepared to travel his team far and wide, has now collected five Bobs bonus winners this season and all have been ridden by Schmidt.
"The stable is going good at the moment and we're having a good season," Lee said.
"I've had about 13 or 14 winners so far this season and these recent winners are all nice three-year-olds."
Lee has a good opinion of all his Bobs winners, particularly Camayoc who was bred by local racing identities Don Beard and John Lawler.
Beard lives locally at Ballina while Lawler runs a spelling property in the Northern Rivers.
Lee plans to give Camayoc one more start before spelling the son of Benicio along with Anton En Avant while Royal Regard will be kept in work for the summer.
"Camayoc will go for a break after one more run and I'll bring him back for the autumn and may take him to Brisbane," Lee said.
"Royal Regard will go to Lismore next start but he'll remain in work and keep racing for the time being.
"I'll more than likely give Anton En Avant another run too before tipping him out for a spell."
Age: 3yo Sex: g Colour: gr Prizemoney: $13,875
Sire: Benicio Dam: Quipu (by Geiger Counter (USA)
Trainer: S B Lee at Ballina
Colours: Dark blue, light blue hoops, red sleeves, red cap
Owners: Aldena Syd (Mgr D & I Beard ) & J Lawler
Wins: 1 (1100m)