Neaves completes half-century

02 January 2018 00:35:47 GMTPlus11

Trainer Tess Neaves picked up her 50th winner on Saturday night when Call Me Yours took the victory in the Pryde's Easifeed Pace at Albion Park.

In the final metropolitan meeting of the 2017 calendar year Call Me Yours ran down The Muse and Weedons Express, much to the delight of Neaves.

"I'll take it, its great training winners and extra special on a Saturday night. It was great to have the family with me and we all celebrated together which was great." Neaves said.

Neaves grew up surrounded by horses and says she enjoys working her team which are all pacers and mostly cast-offs from others stables or secured via the claiming races.

"I really enjoy working the horses from the claimers, they're older and the bulk of them are really kind natured," she added. "They've been around the block and understand routines pretty well and they're adaptable, Prince Benji was a horse I loved so much.

"The other reason I enjoy the older types is because my two young kids enjoy getting outside and they like the horses and their company. Plus, having all the noise of quad bikes, games and whatever else they can get their hands onto doesn't seem to bother the horses.

"The young horses are on the way because we have bred a mare and we have a resultant foal so that will be an interesting chapter in my training but something I'm looking forward to."

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