FINLEY ELECTED TO BC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
On January 8th Terry Finley, President of West Point Thoroughbreds, was elected to the board of directors of The Breeder Cup.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
"One year from now, when The Blood-Horse conducts its annual year in review, it's likely that Jan. 8 will stand out as one of the most important dates on the calendar. In fact, it could be one of the most critical days in the modern history of the Thoroughbred industry" - Ray Paulick Editor-in Chief of BloodHorse.com. On January 8th the Breeders' Cup 48-member board adopted a new set of by laws and elected a new, streamlined 13-member board of directors. We are very proud that one of those members is our very own Terry Finely.
The new board is as follows;
-- Antony Beck of Gainesway Farm
-- Robert Clay of Three Chimneys Farm
-- Bill Farish Jr. of Lane's End
-- Tracy Farmer of Shadowlawn Farm
-- Terrence Finley of West Point Thoroughbreds
-- James E. Friess of Claiborne Farm
-- R.D. Hubbard, owner-breeder and racetrack owner
-- B. Wayne Hughes of Spendthrift Farm
-- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. of Shawnee Farm
-- Robert T. Manfuso of Chanceland Farm
-- Ogden Mills Phipps, Jockey Club chairman
-- Satish K. Sanan of Padua Stables
-- Joseph V. Shields Jr. of Shields Thoroughbreds
Breeders' Cup president and National Thoroughbred Racing Association commissioner D.G. Van Clief Jr. was added as the board's 14th member. "The major changes in governance implemented today ensure that our company is structured properly to react to our changing business and able to respond quickly and proactively to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead," Van Clief commented after the meeting.
Here are a some links with regards to the new Breeders Cup board of directors.
This is a tremendous honor for Terry Finley who continues to look for ways to serve and give back to the industry that has been so good to him. We are very proud of him and are confident he will do a great job.