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
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 during our junior year in Vegas in the little white chapel on the strip and came back to West Point for a few days – to […]

Debbie Finley
Chief Administrative Officer & New Business Development

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 Bell. We both had a passion for horse racing early on. We got married after Terry’s graduation from West Point and lived in Schweinfurt, Germany, […]

Tom Bellhouse
Chief Operating Officer

Tom Bellhouse is the Chief Operating Officer. His primary responsibilities are to coordinate West Point Thoroughbreds’ operations throughout the East, including the New York, Mid-Atlantic, and Florida Circuits. Bellhouse is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego with a BS in Business Administration and currently resides in Saratoga Springs, NY. Prior […]

Jeff Lifson
Executive Vice President

Family – Married to Stephanie Collins, a Louisville native, who is as passionate about horse racing as I am. She’s a much more accomplished handicapper than I am; when the extended family gets together for our annual trip to Churchill Downs, Steph’s the one everybody approaches for picks! We have two kids, Amanda and Josh. Amanda […]

Erin Birkenhauer
Racing Manager/Director of Communications

Prior to 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 ropes.  My main responsibility with WPT is to keep Partners informed about members of their stable on a regular basis through our […]

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, racetracks, Partners and other owners, insurance companies, federal and state filings, tax-related matters, billing and financials, and working with other team members for upcoming events […]

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 was on in the lobby, so while I waited, I watched it. This athletic, speedy black horse named Seattle Slew captivated my attention. I was […]

Joe Migliore
Partner Associate

Background I grew up on Long Island. My family first lived in Floral Park and later Garden City. It’s safe to say that from a young age I’ve had a passion for the Thoroughbred racing industry which began with following my father’s career as a jockey. I always wanted to follow in his footsteps but […]

Susan Hedge
Controller

A Spa native, I recently joined the West Point Thoroughbreds team as the Controller, where I work closely with Lindsey handling the accounting functions. I am a CPA and an alumna of Siena College where I graduated with a BBA in Accounting. I spent my first two years of college at Florida Southern in Lakeland, Florida (a beautiful town) because my […]

Teal Albertrani
Director of Partner Relations

Pedigree: The Thoroughbred industry is something I was born into. I had the incredible experience of growing up in Dubai and England where my father began training horses for Godolphin Racing Stables. However, the moment this sport really captivated me was when my father won the Preakness stakes in 2006 with Bernardini. I was only 12-years-old, but I […]

Nancy Dollase
Partner Service Liaison

Family Married to trainer Craig Dollase with whom I have been inseparable from since August 1996. Having met in Del Mar, we knew we both had a passion for horse racing. We married in August 2000 in front of 350 of our closest family and friends, the majority of whom consisted of owners, trainers and jockeys. […]