Located on Bowman Mill Road, near Lexington’s Bluegrass Field airport, John A. Bell and his wife Jessica founded the farm in 1954 as a thoroughbred nursery, which the family operated for nearly 50 years.

Sheikh Mohammed purchased Jonabell from the Bells in 2001, and in 2005 the stallion operations at Gainsborough Farm and Jonabell Farm were consolidated to this location.

Jonabell has produced more than 200 Stakes winners and 14 Champions, including leading sire Damascus and the Bells' homebred Breeders’ Cup winner Epitome. 

Today, Jonabell is home to Darley's American stallions, including leading sire Medaglia d’Oro, Kentucky Derby winners Street Sense and Nyquist, Belmont Stakes winner Essential Quality, and multiple G1 winners Frosted and Maxfield

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172 horses
800 acres of prime stud land
Individual grazing paddocks
Stallion covering barns
Foaling units
Former residents
Street Cry
Unbridled Elaine