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MEET OUR TEAM OF THOROUGHBRED PROFESSIONALS

At West Point Thoroughbreds, racing is more than a sport, it is a passion. We have assembled a stellar team of professionals, each of whom have an intimate knowledge of the Thoroughbred industry and bring a unique blend of both corporate and racing experience. Every member of the organization operates with the utmost dignity and professionalism to help our clients achieve their goals and deliver premium experiences unlike no other.

Terry Finley Jockey Club Board of Stewards

Terry Finley
President & CEO

Family – Married my high school sweetheart, Debbie, six months after graduating from West Point (we were not allowed to be married while cadets; one of my classmates got married […]

Debbie Finley
Business Development Executive

Terry and I met in high school and a lot of our dates started out with a trip to the racetrack, whether it be Philadelphia Park, Garden State or Liberty […]

Erin Birkenhauer
Chief Operating Officer

Before coming on board full-time in July 2010, I worked part-time under the late great Congie DeVito. He’s the person who really got my career started and taught me the […]

Lindsey Heumann
Chief Financial Officer

What I Do at WPT: I am responsible for a variety of the company’s day-to-day functions. This includes the administrative and financial tasks. My days typically involve; working with vendors, […]

Tom Bellhouse
Executive Vice President

Tom Bellhouse is the Executive Vice President. His primary responsibilities are to coordinate West Point Thoroughbreds’ operations throughout the East, including the New York, Mid-Atlantic, and Florida Circuits. Bellhouse is […]

Jeff Lifson
Executive Vice President

Has it been two decades? It has. My extraordinary experience running the Mid-West and West Coast Divisions of West Point Thoroughbreds began in 2004 with a leap of faith on […]

Dawn Lenert
Chief Marketing Officer

My interest in racing began with Slew One Saturday in May, my mom was late to pick me up after open swim at the YMCA in suburban Chicago. The Kentucky Derby […]

Jeff Lowe
Director of Communications

Long-time Turf writer and publicist Jeff Lowe joined West Point Thoroughbreds in March 2019 to serve in a communications and marketing position. Lowe came to the partnership after seven years […]

Jason Blewitt
Ownership Advisor

Background – My wife, Kristina, and I live in Fort Lauderdale, FL, with our two dogs Auggie and Zizi. We also have a cat named Jake, who thinks he runs […]

Danielle Austin
Owner Concierge

Background – I grew up in Monmouth County, New Jersey, and have been fortunate in being surrounded by horses from an early age. Growing up exchanging working hours around the […]

Joe Bianca
Ownership Advisor

Background – Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, I’m not from a racing family and had very little exposure to the sport as a kid. My first experience with […]

Ali Finley
New Owner Advisor

Ali joined West Point Thoroughbreds as a New Owner Advisor during the spring of 2023. Her extensive experience from her previous roles in sales and business development at Trunk Club […]

Tom Murphy
Executive Assistant

Background – I am originally from Jacksonville, Florida, and live in Louisville, just a few miles from Churchill Downs. I got my first experience at the race track in 2010 […]