Jacob West has joined Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners as the company's Vice President of Bloodstock.
West, 31, has previously worked for Taylor Made as a Buyer Account Manager and most recently served as the Director of Bloodstock for Three Chimneys Farm.
“Jacob is a rising star in the industry,” Eclipse President, Aron Wellman stated. “As our partner base has grown and our stable expands, it has become absolutely necessary for Eclipse to add a key player to the team in order to continue to provide our partners with the first-class quality of service they have come to expect and to continue to deliver our partners with top level racing success.”
West's responsibilities with Eclipse will be broad-based, as his role will be all-encompassing in the day-to-day operation of the fledgling stable and ever-growing partnership company. West will also be tasked with expanding and diversifying Eclipse's holdings into various sectors of the industry.
“It is a great honor to be joining the Eclipse team,” West provided. “I have followed their progress in our industry over the past several years and the pace of their growth is not only exciting, but is a true testament to what lies ahead for the organization. The sky is the limit for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and I'm ready to hit the ground running.”
Eclipse Thoroughbreds recently celebrated its first classic victory when Tapwrit, which it owns in partnership along with Bridlewood Farm and Robert LaPenta, captured the June 10 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) by two lengths. In addition to Tapwrit, Eclipse Thoroughbreds also counts G1 winner Illuminant among the top horses it currently campaigns either solely or in partnership.
West will establish an Eclipse base in Lexington, Ky., which will complement the company's offices in New York, California and South Carolina. As part of his employment with Eclipse, West will continue to provide bloodstock services to his group of private clients.
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