Category: Blog

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 […]

Friday, October 20, 2017

Part 1: 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 […]

Terry’s Blog: Monday at Equestricon
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Terry’s Blog: Monday at Equestricon

An incredible day yesterday at Equestricon here in Saratoga Springs. This convention is rocking.   Great energy, many faces (new and some not so new!!) coming together to celebrate racing and discuss how to make things better. An incredible day yesterday at Equestricon here in Saratoga Springs. This convention is rocking.   Great energy, many […]

Terry’s Blog: Belmont Week
Friday, June 9, 2017

Terry’s Blog: Belmont Week

Wow, what an amazing five weeks since the Derby. It seems like five days ago we were eating White Castle hamburgers in the Aloft Hotel after Always Dreaming won.     As happens every year, the composition of the Belmont field is entirely different (save two horses) from the 20 horses that loaded up into […]

Managing an Aging Superstar
Friday, June 2, 2017

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. […]

Calling All Young Professionals Interested in Racing
Friday, April 28, 2017

Calling All Young Professionals Interested in Racing

“Racing needs to find a younger fanbase if the game is ever going to survive.” God, I am growing tired of hearing that line that is so coarsely slung around your local grandstand by the same curmudgeon who first uttered the phrase 40 years ago. Easily said but rarely ever in company with a solution. […]

My Kentucky Derby Journey from the Infield to the Owner’s Box

My Kentucky Derby Journey from the Infield to the Owner’s Box

The horse racing journey of West Point Thoroughbreds Partner Dana Fitzsimmons has spanned decades and taken him from the Derby infield to the owner’s box. Dana shares what it means to be a passionate fan turned Kentucky Derby horse owner in this blog. Dreams Do Come True With Always Dreaming I attended my first Kentucky […]

Terry’s Blog: 18 and a Butt
Monday, April 17, 2017

Terry’s Blog: 18 and a Butt

Great article by our friend Steve Haskin about his preparation for the Kentucky Derby as the “big cheese turf writer.” He’s the best in the business.   There’s “18 and a butt” days till the Kentucky Derby. Here’s where the “butt” comes from:   As a plebe at West Point one always had to know […]

Terry’s Blog: The Chief
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Terry’s Blog: The Chief

This is a story about a great man and one of the best trainers ever, Allen Jerkens, aka “The Chief”. He died two years ago (March 18, 2015). I did not know him very well, but he was universally admired on the backside and frontside. This article about his unforgettable legacy is what lead me […]