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Video: Interview with Terry Finley

Video: Interview with Terry Finley

Terry Finley, president of West Point Thoroughbreds, talks about their five Breeders' Cup contenders: Dream Rush, High Finance, Lear's Princess, Irish Smoke and Awesome Gem.

Many Ups, Few Downs for West Point Thoroughbreds

Many Ups, Few Downs for West Point Thoroughbreds

While Terry Finley is flying high with his West Point Thoroughbreds having interests in five horses entered in the Oct. 26-27 Breeders' Cup World Championships, the owner and his partners are lying low with regard to one of their former trainers.

Breeders' Cup Focus: Irish Smoke

Breeders' Cup Focus:  Irish Smoke

West Point Thoroughbreds president Terry Finley said the leader board in the 2-year-old division can change every week. Because of the unpredictable nature of juveniles, he does not put too much stock in any one race.

Awesome Gem - Breeders' Cup Classic

Awesome Gem - Breeders' Cup Classic

Despite the string of second-place finishes, Awesome Gem, who was bred in Kentucky by Runnymeade Farm Inc., Catesby Clay and Peter Callahan, has shown he can compete with the best. It gives Terry Finley hope he will surprise people in the Classic, even with such a deep field.

Country Star Outshines Contenders in Alcibiades

Country Star Outshines Contenders in Alcibiades

Stonerside Stable's Country Star entered the $500,000 Darley Alcibiades (gr. I) as one of only two juveniles without a win to her credit. It did not matter, as the Empire Maker filly showed a finishing kick that was plenty good enough to earn a one-length victory on Keeneland's Polytrack in the opening day feature Oct. 5.

Irish Smoke Sizzles in Spinaway

Irish Smoke Sizzles in Spinaway

Irish Smoke did not have as much experience as most of the 2-year-old fillies in the $250,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 2, but what she lacked in class, she made up for with overwhelming closing speed.

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