Flashback: Brett Lee's 28.88 Adelaide Cup Win

WE relive champion Brett Lee's mind-boggling 2001 Adelaide Cup victory, setting Angle Park alight in a remarkable 28.88 for the 515 metres.

Adam Dobbin

1 October 2021

IT was the night that left racegoers stunned.

2001 Group 1 Adelaide Cup night.

The night champion sprinter Brett Lee recorded a mind blowing 28.88 for the Angle Park 515 metres – a time and performance few had ever thought possible. And one that was certainly before his time.

There was freakish. Then there was Brett Lee.

Widely considered the most gifted chaser to grace our tracks, Brett Lee retired with 31 wins from 39 starts (placed the other eight times), before perhaps embarking on what was an even more successful career at stud, in many ways shaping the breeding industry we have today.

A group 1 winner on four occasions, Brett Lee’s track record breaking performance in the Adelaide Cup at Angle Park still stands to this day, a time-standard many industry pundits claim to be “unbreakable.”

And with the Angle Park track recently redeveloped, Brett Lee’s 515m record is now firmly secured in greyhound racing folklore.