Business Operations

Bona Venture Stables offers distinct advantages to its owners. We are a small stable operation. Our goal is to purchase a couple two year-olds and yearlings each year while maintaining a total stable between 8 to 12 horses. This allows us to have a first-name relationship will all investors and for everyone to be able to experience first-hand the horse ownership experience.

Bona Venture Stables management spends hundreds of hours each year thoroughly reviewing more than 2,000 2 year-olds and yearlings offered for sale at auctions in New York, Kentucky and Florida. We begin two months prior to each sale, reviewing pedigree listings, creating a target list of between 100 and 200 horses for personal review/inspection. From there we watch videotapes of gallops; attend early morning workouts to analyze the running styles, listen to breathing patterns to identify potential problems and inspect medical records, all prior to the actual sale.  Steve Venosa, an accomplished horsemen, is our bloodstock agent.  He personally inspects every horse at each auction and provides us with the short list of potentials purchases at a sale.

Once a 2 year-old thoroughbred is purchased it receives early education and training at Steve’s (SGV Thoroughbreds) stable at the Eclipse Training Center in Ocala, Florida.