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Jan 16, 2015

Tom Durkin joins West Point Thoroughbreds


Saratoga Springs, NY ( - Former New York track announcer Tom Durkin has joined West Point Thoroughbreds. The retired announcing legend will be an equity partner on horses within the West Point Thoroughbred partnerships.

"We are thrilled to welcome Tom to our team," said West Point's founder and president, Terry Finley. "In addition to Tom joining the partnership on the owner side, he brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and history to the game and will no doubt be an asset to our team."

Durkin will work directly with Finley and West Point's Chief Operating Officer, Tom Bellhouse in business development and partnership relations.

"I've known Terry and Tom for years and admire the class and integrity that West Point brings to the game," said Durkin. "They are the gold standard in Thoroughbred partnerships and I am very excited to join their partnership and work with the team."

Durkin completed his 24-year tenure with the New York Racing Association when he made his final call at Saratoga Race Course last August 31, He will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit at Saturday night's Eclipse Award ceremony. The Award of Merit recognizes Durkin's lifetime of outstanding achievement in the thoroughbred industry.

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