6 Dec 1998
Te Akau New Zealand – Stable Manager
Lena Jones was destined for a career in the racing industry, being the daughter of a horse trainer. The middle child of three for Wayne and Liz Jones, from Hawera, in the Taranaki, Lena was surrounded by horses from a young age.
Pony club and event riding, Lena continued her experience during yearling preps, mares and foals at Coolmore Australia, and one with Coolmore America, Kentucky, racing stables in Australia, and a position with the Racing Bureau in the New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing offices at Petone, Wellington.
“Working for Te Akau Racing is very professional and I love it,” Lena said.
“The business runs with meticulous precision even though it is a major operation and I love playing my role in ensuring that everything runs like clockwork, no one day is the same!
Te Akau principal David Ellis said: “Lena is an individual who has made a success of everything that she’s done in life. She’s extremely diligent, with a huge eye for detail, her work ethic is tremendous, and we are indeed very fortunate to have her in the team.”
Lena and her partner Benji King live near Matamata with their little girl.