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NY Chaplaincy will honor Debbie, Terry Finley at annual Saratoga brunch event

by NYRA Press Office



(With files provided by the New York Race Track Chaplaincy of America)

The New York Race Track Chaplaincy will honor Debbie and Terry Finley of West Point Thoroughbreds for their continued devotion to the community of stable workers who support thoroughbred horse racing behind the scenes when the organization hosts its annual NY Chaplaincy Brunch at the Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, NY on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

The Finleys founded West Point Thoroughbreds in 1991 and have built the company from an operation with one claiming horse into one of the largest Thoroughbred horse racing partnership companies in the world.

Debbie is the company's chief administration officer and spearheads new business development. She also works diligently to help stable workers and their families via committee work and rallying West Point's vast network of partners to support the New York Chaplaincy as well as other horse racing affiliated charities in New York.

Terry, a graduate of the United States Military Academy, serves on the boards of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, the Catholic Leadership Institute, Thoroughbred Charities of America, the PenFed Foundation, and the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund (which provides scholarships to children of our nation's fallen military members).

"Debbie and Terry Finley have consistently devoted their time and their energy to improve the quality of life for people throughout the Thoroughbred industry and we are proud to recognize them not only for their efforts but also for the example they have set for others to follow," said Humberto Chavez, the chaplain for the New York Race Track Chaplaincy. "They have been especially generous with their support of the various programs that are organized by the New York chaplaincy."

The Finleys reside in Saratoga Springs, New York. Their daughter, Erin, is an accomplished equestrian and serves as the racing manager and director of communications for West Point Thoroughbreds. Their son, Ryan, an All-American soccer player at the University of Notre Dame who later played professionally for five years, and now works on Wall Street, has shared his time and skills at soccer clinics hosted by the New York Chaplaincy for stable workers.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event as well as ad space in the event's journal. Those interested in procuring a sponsorship, journal ad, or purchasing tickets may visit www.rtcany.org or call 516-428-5267.

At the 2018 edition of the brunch, it was announced that a multi-purpose building featuring the first chapel on the grounds of Belmont Park in Elmont, NY will be built with a ground-breaking scheduled for the Spring of 2019. To date, approximately half of the necessary funds have been raised for the Chaplaincy Center.

The New York Race Track Chaplaincy serves the community of more than 3,500 stable workers and their families at Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack, and Saratoga Race Course with children's enrichment, social service, recreational, and educational programs as well as non-denominational worship services.


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