Throughout his illustrious career, Lee has trained nearly 4000 Winners, 128 Group 1 Winners and more than 300 Group Winners. Five Melbourne Cups, four Caulfield Cups, four Golden Slippers and two Cox Plates, as well as 12 Derbies and 10 Oaks, both with his brothers and on his own. His first ever winner —Blockade, was actually achieved at the Gold Coast in 1983. Adding to this immense tour de force, Lee has attained seven Melbourne Premierships and more recently, a Singapore Premiership was added to the books in 2018.
“I’ve seen all the ups and downs of training but I have to say I’ve been blessed with very good horses — Makybe Diva, Mummify, Subzero, Super Impose, Miss Andretti, Flying Spur, Mahogany, Schillaci, Alinghi — the list goes on and on! And we all get up in the morning hoping to find the next one of these horses. Just being around the horses and the people involved makes my mornings”
“Although I’ve enjoyed a successful three and a half years in Singapore, there’s no place like home, and Jo and I feel like it’s the right time to return. Racing is booming in Australia and the Gold Coast is set to be a bigger part of that boom with the club’s plans for revamping the track and the stabling, as well as introducing night racing in 2022. I plan to have a young stable of horses and a great group of dedicated people to work with”