Category: Blog

Monday, October 21, 2019

What Do Racehorses Eat? 35,000 Calories and Counting

by Jeff Lowe Feeding a racehorse : It’s all about energy. These are athletes in high-level training. The goal is to get them to an ideal body condition for training and racing while giving them enough fuel for them to perform in the morning and in the afternoon. Like an Olympic athlete, say a Michael […]

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Lots to do in Lexington outside the racetrack

by Jeff Lowe Partners coming to Lexington for live racing this fall are certainly headed in the right direction for a great experience, as few racetracks the world over can match Keeneland’s mix of a distinct setting, modern amenities, quality food and top-flight racing. Even better, the track happens to be in the middle of […]

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Things to Do In Del Mar During Racing Season

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 workouts from the frontside. Like eating healthy? Try Flower Child across from Milton’s. You never know who might run into there. I ran into Keith […]

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 […]

Friday, March 8, 2019

Thoughts on Santa Anita

By Jeff Lifson, West Point Thoroughbreds Executive Vice President Like a lot of us, I’m heartbroken about what has happened at Santa Anita this winter. And I’m a little heartbroken as well that racing is taking it on the chin as a result. A lot of the accusations are not new, nor are they nuanced. […]

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 […]

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 […]