Faculty and Staff Bios

Remi Bellocq – Executive Director, BCTC Equine Programs

Remi Bellocq

  • 1984 / Bachelor of Science, Major in Agriculture, Concentration in Race Track Management, University of Arizona;
  • 1984 – 2001 / Management positions at various race tracks across the U.S. including such noted facilities as: Santa Anita Park (CA), Hollywood Park (CA), Del Mar (CA), Belmont Park (NY) and Longacres (WA);
  • 2001 – 2010: CEO of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the largest horsemen’s representative trade association in North Americe with over 35,000 members across 30 affiliated state and provincial offices
Dixie Hayes - Faculty Instructor/Program Coordinator (Focus:  Horseman's Path)

  • 2008 / Bachelor of Arts, Major in Equine Studies, Concentration in Management; Midway College.
  • 2004-2009 / Assistant Farm Manager; Linhaven Farm, Versailles, KY;
  • 2005-2010 / Thoroughbred Trainer; Licensed in KY, OH and WV; 60% on the board record;
  • 2009 / Farm Manager; Frankfort Park Farm, Lexington, KY;
  • May 2010 – March 2012 / Equine Worker & Assistant Manager, Hall of Champions, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY;
  • January 2011 – March 2012 / Instructor; North American Racing Academy and Midway College;
  • March 2012 / Academic Coordinator & Instructor; North American Racing Academy. 

 Alicia Benben - Academic Coordinator/Instructor

           Alicia Benben
  • 2011 - Bachelor of Professional Studies in Management, Equine Business Management Specialization, Cazenovia College
  • 2011-2012 - Administrative Assistant, Equi-Force Equine Products, Lexington, Ky.
  • 2011-2012 - Stable Worker, John Booker, Jr. Racing, Lexington, Ky.
  • 2012-2013 - Assistant Trainer, Silver Wing Stables, Versailles, Ky.
  • 5 years of Sport Horse industry background prior to working in the Thoroughbred industry