Born in Johnstown, PA, Dan made the jump from journalism to the bloodstock arena in 1972. He shaped his Thoroughbred career in Canada and California before establishing his own farm in Kentucky in 1993. He advises clients through his company Dan Kenny Bloodstock. Outside of the auction scene, broodmares and matings are Dan’s forte, and he is most proud of having purchased future Broodmare of the Year In Neon for longtime client John Franks. Other mares Dan selected prior to their stakes-producing success include the dams of Champion and Breeders’ Cup winner Chilukki, Champion Phantom Light, Grade 2 winner Comeonmom, Grade 2 winner Mula Gula, and Grade 3 winner Sunny Blossom. In addition to his bloodstock successes, Dan is an avid handicapper, former auction announcer, appraiser, and has 23 years experience as a television commentator with NBC, ESPN and CBC.
Dan currently serves as a Director of the Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP), and as Chairman for the Oral History Committee at the University of Kentucky.