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Donato Lanni

Bloodstock Agent

Donato Lanni

Bloodstock Agent

Donato Lanni is one of the top bloodstock agents in the US. He has selected and purchased many champions and top-tier racehorses including Arrogate, Authentic, Gamine, and many more. Donato began advising Starlight in 2018 when the partnership with SF Bloodstock and Madaket Stables began.

A native of Montreal, Canada, Donato grew up in and around the Standardbred business but eventually moved to Kentucky to get involved with Thoroughbreds. He worked for John Sikura’s Hill ’n’ Dale Farm as Director of Bloodstock Services. During this time he also began his relationship with Bob Baffert, with whom he works closely to identify and purchase many of the country’s best horses.

Donato resides in Lexington, KY with his wife.