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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 […]

What Does West Point Thoroughbreds Do With Retired Racehorses?
Monday, October 7, 2019

What Does West Point Thoroughbreds Do With Retired Racehorses?

When we speak with prospective owners, it’s pretty clear they come to us loving Thoroughbred racing and appreciating the horse itself. There is a deep respect for the sheer beauty and an awe of the racehorse as an athlete. In discussing ownership, our conversations inevitably turn to “What happens to horses when they can no […]

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 […]

Conveying The Thrills and Excitement of Thoroughbred Racehorse Ownership
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Conveying The Thrills and Excitement of Thoroughbred Racehorse Ownership

The Kentucky Derby prep trail always generates interest among those thinking about joining the ranks of ownership. Sometimes it’s hard to find the best way to convey to people how truly thrilling and exciting owning a racehorse can be. If you’re looking into joining a partnership, you’re pretty much guaranteed to see the same words […]

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. […]

Horse Racing: It’s a Family Affair
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Horse Racing: It’s a Family Affair

Imagine the roar of the crowd as your horse turns down the lane… the jockey jostles into position… the runner pushes through to finish a head in front… then you and your family are standing side-by-side in the winner’s circle! If you’ve been fortunate enough to experience the thrill of horse racing then you’re already […]

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 […]