Former TDN Associate Editor Joe Bianca has joined West Point Thoroughbreds as a partner account representative.
Bianca comes to the partnership company after nearly seven years as an associate editor at Thoroughbred Daily News, where he received a Media Eclipse Award for his 2020 piece on New York City, Belmont Park and the COVID-19 pandemic, “To Hell and Back: Belmont Marks a Deserved Triumph for New York City.” Bianca also hosted the industry-leading “TDN Writers’ Room” podcast as well as the handicapping-focused conversation show “Bettor Things with Joe Bianca.”
An avid handicapper and racetracker since his teenage years, Bianca previously worked in sports journalism and television production. His decades-long love for horse racing has been a constant, turning him into a regular on the aprons and in the paddocks of Belmont, Aqueduct, and Saratoga.
“I’m very excited and honored to be joining West Point Thoroughbreds, as respected a brand in horse racing as there is,” Bianca said. “In my work in print and on air, I’ve tried to be a passionate but honest advocate for the game. I’m looking forward to using that passion to bring new people into the sport and ensure existing partners have a great experience with it for a company that’s done things the right way for over 30 years.”
“Joe will no doubt help us improve the West Point Partner experience,” said West Point CEO Terry Finley. “He’s knowledgeable and creative and enjoys talking horses as much as anybody I know. He’ll be on-site at New York tracks, and I expect him to connect with many West Point partners over his love of handicapping, sports, and racing content.”