Dan was born in Johnstown, PA. He graduated with a BA from Loyola University in New Orleans. In 1972, Dan jumped from journalism to the bloodstock arena of the Thoroughbred world. In addition to being a bloodstock agent, Dan is an auction sales announcer, appraiser, consultant, breeder, handicapper, and has 23 years experience as a television commentator with NBC, ESPN and CBC. He also produced a documentary about racing and breeding in Russia, entitled "Sport of Kings in the Land of the Czars." Dan currently resides in Lexington, and is owner of Sunny Blossom Farm.