Category: Blog

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Terry’s Blog: Ethan Man’s Breeders’ Cup

West Point’s first Breeders’ Cup was in 2003. It’s kinda like your first kiss, first horse, or first car — you always remember them. We had a horse named Ethan Man, and man, was he a gorgeous animal. He became our first graded stakes winner when he won the 2002 Swale Stakes at Gulfstream with […]

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

40 Things to Do In Del Mar During Racing Season

40 Things to Do in Del Mar During Racing Season Here are my favorite things to do during racing season (in no particular order)…. Family Friendly   West Point Partners, grab a latte from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf then head over to Donuts at Del Mar on Saturday and Sunday mornings and watch the […]

25 Things to Do in Saratoga This Summer

Get up early. We mean really early. Head to the backside to watch morning training and then watch some works from the frontside after the break. Make sure you grab your coffee and copy of the Saratoga Special newspaper at the Morning Line. It’s even money you’ll see the West Point team and Partners. Attend […]

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Terry’s Blog: The Toughest Job in Sports

A fascinating read about a jockey’s fall at the starting gate. Dean Butler is a longtime friend who rode in the Mid-Atlantic for many years. He’s in the twilight of his career now but has spent several decades in the middle rungs of the jockey colonies around the country. I had to smile after reading […]

Managing an Aging Superstar

Hall of Fame baseball manager Tony La Russa was once quoted as saying,”One of the most complex tasks in sports is the challenge of managing an aging superstar.” LaRussa’s difficulties with fellow HOFer, St Louis Cardinal shortstop Ozzie Smith (whom he managed at the end of The Wizard’s spectacular career) are well chronicled. He says, […]

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Part 5: Young Professionals Ownership Group Heading to Breeders’ Cup

This is the final segment of our series highlighting the group of young professionals who own Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf contender Best Performance.   Learn more about West Point Thoroughbreds’ Young Professionals Initiative by reading Part 1 (Jonathan Villa), Part 2 (Chris Arroyo), Part 3 (Kendra Potasiewicz), and part 4 (Chris Barber). Read Breeders’ Cup […]

Monday, October 30, 2017

Terry’s Blog: Breeders’ Cup a Decade Ago

I’m flying over the Rocky Mountains as I pen this blog — on my way out to Breeders’ Cup 2017. I couldn’t help but think about our Breeders’ Cup runners from years past.   Our first BC starter was with Ethan Man at Santa Anita in the Sprint. He came into the race off a […]

Part 4: Young Professionals Heading to Breeders’ Cup

This is part four of our series highlighting the group of young professionals who own Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf contender Best Performance.   Learn more about West Point Thoroughbreds’ Young Professionals Initiative by reading Part 1 (Jonathan Villa), Part 2 (Chris Arroyo), and Part 3 (Kendra Potasiewicz) This is part four of our series highlighting […]

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Part 3: Young Professionals Heading to Breeders’ Cup

This is part three of our series highlighting the group of young professionals who own Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf contender Best Performance.   Learn more about West Point Thoroughbreds’ Young Professionals Initiative by reading Part 1 (Jonathan Villa) and Part 2 (Chris Arroyo) of the series. Next up is Kendra Potasiewicz, a sales engineer who […]

Monday, October 23, 2017

Part 2: Young Professionals Ownership Group Heading to Breeders’ Cup

Over 200 West Point Partners are coming to this year’s Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar to cheer on Best Performance and Untamed Domain. That’s an unbelievable number and a testament to the passion and excitement our owners have for the sport!   Included in our group are a number of new Partners. We’re fanatical about […]