Gordon Lee-Driver_1.jpgFACT SHEET

How long have you been a trainer?
Since 1999.

How did you choose your racing colours?
They were orginially our fathers - EJ Lee.

What was your first winner?
Kute Jaccka - Very satisfying. It was just over a month since we took over the stables after Dad passed away.

Editor's note: Kute Jaccka's win came at the Wairio meeting in November 1998. She won by a length and a quarter pacing the mile in 2.00.4. At the end of her racing career Kute Jaccka record was: 54 - 4 - 9 - 5 $33,368.

How many winners have you trained?
95 (At the end of the 2016-2017 season)

Biggest race you have won as a trainer?
Southland Oaks Final 2014 with Royal Counsel.

Stable and track location:

Track size:
Training track - 550 metres and Wyndham track 1400 metres.

Size of property:
10 acres.

Training capacity:

Best colt or gelding trained?
Shak'n Cullen  40 - 3 - 7 - 8 $33,016 (end of the 2013-2014 season).

Best horse trained?
Royal Counsel.

Editor's note: The Lee's trained Royal Counsel for seven starts as a three year old for a record of 2191231. She ended her stint with Gordon and Colin by winning the 2014 Southland Oaks.

Best horse sold?
Baby Bling (Western Terror - Allthatglittersisgold) 54-21-6-4 $853.890 and 1-50.5

Best trotter trained? Moon Countess

Which race would you like to win the most in Southland?
Alabar Southern Supremacy Stakes - Kindergarten Stakes - Never won either of them.

Which New Zealand race would you be most thrilled to win?
New Zealand Cup - The ultimate race in harness racing.

Which New Zealand trainers do you most admire?
Malcolm Shinn - His ability and skill to train fillies and mares -  in particular two year olds.

Robert Cameron - Best all round horseman in New Zealand.

What do you consider to be the biggest challenge facing Harness Racing in Southland?
Sourcing new owners from such a small population and at the same time retaining the current ones.



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