Headley Bell will take over day-to-day operations of Mill Ridge Farm.

Headley Bell will take over day-to-day operations of Mill Ridge Farm.

Anne M. Eberhardt

Bell to Take Over at Mill Ridge

Headley Bell has been tapped to take over day-to-day operations at Mill Ridge Farm.

From Mill Ridge Farm

Day-to-day operations of Mill Ridge Farm will be handled in the future by Headley Bell, son of the Lexington-based farm owner Alice Headley Chandler, who operates the farm with her husband John.

“I have lived a blessed life, doing just what I want to do: associate with the finest horses, clients, friends, and an industry that I love,” Alice Chandler said in a statement released April 2. “Thankfully, I am in wonderful health, and I continue to be surrounded by a fabulous team that will skillfully lead us in the future.

"John has been such an integral part of the success of Mill Ridge, and he enthusiastically shares with me in the excitement of our future with Headley as managing partner. Headley has played a key role with Mill Ridge the past 30 years, providing consulting services to our clients through his role as president of Nicoma Bloodstock, and he and Nicoma will continue in that capacity as well.

“Headley shares my passion for the industry, and appreciates the heritage entrusted to him as a fifth-generation horseman carrying on the proud Headley family legacy. I am confident that with Headley’s knowledge and leadership, combined with the assistance of John, our wonderful farm team, and my sons Reynolds and Mike, Mill Ridge will grow and continue our tradition of raising and selling racehorses.”