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