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Mr. Dan Collins

Years as an Owner: 15
Horses Owned (Current): 10
Horses Owned (Lifetime): 45+
Best Horse: Royal Bonnie
Best Win: Prince Dubai scoring a 30-1 upset victory in a turf race at Saratoga in 2008 on Bona Venture Stables' annual owners and friends weekend.
Trainer(s): Leah Gyarmati, George Weaver, Jeremiah Englehart
Profession: Public Relations - Vice President of Corporate Communications, Corning Incorporated
Best Experience as an Owner:
Royal Bonnie running in the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships for Bona Venture Stables
What I like about Thoroughbred Racing:
It is the greatest feeling in the world to stand in the winners circle at Saratoga!
How I Became a Thoroughbred Owner:
I grew up watching horses race at Saratoga. I said one day, I would own horses and finally in 1996 I joined a racing partnership and it all began.
Best Advice:
It costs just as much to maintain a $5,000 claiming horse as it does a Breeders' Cup runner.
Owner Bio

Bona Venture Stables is managed by Dan Collins, a life-long racing fan who spent time covering the racing scene in Saratoga Springs, NY for The Saratogian newspaper. dan has more than 15 years experience as a thoroughbred owner, breeder and manager of Bona Venture Stables racing partnership. He also is the vice president for corporate communications for Corning Incorporated since 1999. Sarah Collins is BVS' chief financial officer. Dan and Sarah reside in Painted Post, NY and Saratoga Springs, NY.