Terrence P. Finley

Founder at West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc.

Terrence P. Finley

Terrence P. Finley

Founder at West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc.

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Terry Finley

Terry Finley is the founder and CEO of West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. – the largest Thoroughbred partnership management company in the United States.

Mr. Finley grew the company from one investor and one claiming horse in 1991 to its current state of over 500 investors and more than 65 horses under his management. West Point horses regularly compete in elite races including the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, Dubai World Cup and Breeders’ Cup World Championships. West Point’s Commanding Curve finished second in the 2014 Kentucky Derby and the company is a minority owner of 2017 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming.

Mr. Finley has served on numerous Thoroughbred industry boards of directors including Breeders’ Cup Ltd., NTRA Horse PAC, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. He currently serves on the boards of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the Thoroughbred Charities of America, Catholic Leadership Institute and the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund.

Mr. Finley graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Point and earned a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. In 2014, he completed the Owner/President Management Program – a three-year executive education course at the Harvard Business School for CEOs and executive leaders. He lives in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. with his wife and business partner Debbie. His daughter Erin is the communications director and racing manager at West Point Thoroughbreds. His son Ryan is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and played professional soccer in the MLS and Europe.

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Career Highlights

West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc.

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464

Primary Location

Lumberton, NJ

Number of Boards

6

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Director at Breeders' Cup Limited

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Employee at Catholic Leadership Institute

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Chair Audit & Finance at Catholic Leadership Institute

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Executive Chairman at New Day Financial LLC

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Co-Founder at Jackie Robinson Foundation

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West Point's role in our nation's history dates back to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. General George Washington considered West Point to be the most important strategic position in America. Washington personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications for West Point in 1778, and Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point in 1779. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and redoubts and extended a 150-ton iron chain across the Hudson to control river traffic. Fortress West Point was never captured by the British, despite Benedict Arnold's treason. West Point is the oldest continuously occupied military post in America. Several soldiers and legislators, including Washington, Knox, Hamilton and John Adams, desiring to eliminate America's wartime reliance on foreign engineers and artillerists, urged the creation of an institution devoted to the arts and sciences of warfare. President Thomas Jefferson signed legislation establishing the United States Military Academy in 1802. He took this action after ensuring that those attending the Academy would be representative of a democratic society. Colonel Sylvanus Thayer, the "father of the Military Academy," served as Superintendent from 18l7-1833. He upgraded academic standards, instilled military discipline and emphasized honorable conduct. Aware of our young nation's need for engineers, Thayer made civil engineering the foundation of the curriculum. For the first half century, USMA graduates were largely responsible for the construction of the bulk of the nation's initial railway lines, bridges, harbors and roads. After gaining experience and national recognition during the Mexican and Indian wars, West Point graduates dominated the highest ranks on both sides during the Civil War. Academy graduates, headed by generals such as Grant, Lee, Sherman and Jackson, set high standards of military leadership for both the North and South. The development of other technical schools in the post-Civil War period allowed West Point to broaden its curriculum beyond a strict civil engineering focus. Following the creation of Army post-graduate command and staff schools, the Military Academy came to be viewed as the first step in a continuing Army education. In World War I, Academy graduates again distinguished themselves on the battlefield. After the war, Superintendent Douglas MacArthur sought to diversify the academic curriculum. In recognition of the intense physical demands of modern warfare, MacArthur pushed for major changes in the physical fitness and intramural athletic programs. "Every cadet an athlete" became an important goal. Additionally, the cadet management of the Honor System, long an unofficial tradition, was formalized with the creation of the Cadet Honor Committee. Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley, Arnold, Clark, Patton, Stilwell and Wainwright were among an impressive array of Academy graduates who met the challenge of leadership in the Second World War. The postwar period again saw sweeping revisions to the West Point curriculum resulting from the dramatic developments in science and technology, the increasing need to understand other cultures and the rising level of general education in the Army. In 1964, President Johnson signed legislation increasing the strength of the Corps of Cadets from 2,529 to 4,417 (more recently reduced to 4,000). To keep up with the growth of the Corps, a major expansion of facilities began shortly thereafter. Another significant development at West Point came when enrollment was opened to women in 1976. Sixty-two women graduated in the class of 1980, to include Andrea Hollen, Rhodes Scholar. Just as women are a vital and integral part of the U.S. Army, so they are at West Point. In recent decades, the Academy's curricular structure was markedly changed to permit cadets to major in any one of more than a dozen fields, including a wide range of subjects from the sciences to the humanities.

Career History
Founder
1991 - Current
Employee
Tenure Unconfirmed

EQUIPPING LEADERS. IGNITING HOPE. ACCOMPANYING CATHOLIC LEADERS IN STRENGTHENING PARISHES AND FOSTERING DISCIPLES FOR EVERY GENERATION.

Company Commander, Fort Dix
Prior

The United States Army (USA) is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2014 - Current

TO HELP SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES BY PROVIDING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IN ORDER FOR THEM TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION.

Director
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Breeders' Cup Ltd. is an American private company located in Lexington, KY, with domestic subsidiaries. The firm operates horse race tracks. Drew Fleming is currently the CEO of the company.The company says this about itself: The Breeders' Cup administers the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing's year-end Championships. The Breeders' Cup also administers the Breeders' Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2019 Breeders' Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 championship races (13 Grade 1 events and one Grade 2 race) with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held on November 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group.

Board Member
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Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2014

EQUIPPING LEADERS. IGNITING HOPE. AUTHENTIC & FAITHFUL ACCOMPANIMENT-BUILDING THE FUTURE OF OUR CHURCH.

$10K - $25K
2013

EQUIPPING LEADERS. IGNITING HOPE. AUTHENTIC & FAITHFUL ACCOMPANIMENT-BUILDING THE FUTURE OF OUR CHURCH.

Political Donations
$500
2007

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

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