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Finley Elected to The Jockey Club Board of Stewards; Highet Reelected

Terry Finley has been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the expired position of Vinnie Viola. Ian D. Highet, a steward of The Jockey Club, was reelected to the board.
Finley has been a member of The Jockey Club since 2019. He is the president and chief executive officer of West Point Thoroughbreds. Horses campaigned by the West Point partnership include 2022 Horse of the Year Flightline, Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, and grade 1 winners Awesome Gem, Flashy Bull, Macho Again, Ring Weekend, and Twilight Eclipse. Finley is chairman of the New York Race Track Chaplaincy and is on the board of directors for the Thoroughbred Charities of America and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and on the board of trustees for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
In addition to Finley and Highet, the board of stewards consists of Barbara Banke, Dr. Larry Bramlage, Louis A. Cella, William S. Farish Jr., Stuart S. Janney III (chair), William M. Lear Jr., and R. Alex Rankin.

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