President of West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc., a racing partnership management company he founded in 1991, Terry Finley leverages over 20 years of accumulated institutional knowledge to guide his management decisions to better position his clients for success. His passion for racing ignited as a youngster while attending races with his father. While serving in the military, Finley incubated his business plan to provide unique emotional lifestyle experiences, enabling people of modest means to compete at the highest levels of horse racing. Finley grew the company from two investors and a $5,000 claiming horse in 1991 to over 500 investors and more than 80 horses typically under management. West Point horses consistently compete in the stakes and allowance levels, and he has overseen the development of six horses into Grade One winners and dozens of stakes winners. West Point runners compete in elite races including the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont and Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
With a value system influenced heavily by his father and the U.S. military, Terry Finley is a model of ethical behavior and determination. A former Army Ranger, captain, and West Point graduate, he seeks advisors and hires employees with proven professional credentials and demands the same ethics and standards from them. Business transparency is vital in securing trust and credibility with clients in accounting, communications, and operations, because clients rely on the managing entity to care for their animals and investments.
West Point utilizes top trainers including Bill Mott, H. Graham Motion, Tom Albertrani, Dale Romans, Dallas Stewart, Craig Dollase, Wayne Catalano, Kip Elser, and Jimmy Crupi. West Point leverages industry leading advisors in stride, biomechanical, and cardio analyses when acquiring premier racing prospects.