Keyword: Jonabell Farm

  • Darley's Hard Spun to Return From Japan

    Hard Spun, one of an elite group of stallions to sire at least two grade I winners in North America in 2014, will return to Darley's Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for the 2015 breeding season after a successful season in Japan.

  • Holy Bull

    Stallion Holy Bull Pensioned

    1994 Horse of the Year and successful stallion Holy Bull, who counts 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo among his progeny, has been pensioned and will retire at Sheikh Mohammed's Jonabell Farm, Darley announced July 7.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    A Life of Giving

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - So many people owe thanks to Jonabell Farm founder John A. Bell III, who served on countless committees with numerous industry organizations for more than a half-century.

  • Champion sprinter Housebuster, romping in a paddock in 2004.

    Champion Sprinter Housebuster Dead

    Housebuster, the last two-time Eclipse Award-winning sprinter, died May 15 after he was taken to a veterinary clinic. The 18-year-old son of Mt. Livermore is represented as a stallion by 32 career stakes winners.

  • Affirmed Sculpture to be Built at Darley Jonabell

    Affirmed, the last Triple Crown winner and the only stallion in history to win 14 Grade 1 races, will be memorialized at Darley at Jonabell with a sculpture by renowned equine artist Gwen Reardon.

  • Here and There

    Luis Chavez heads to New York... Dan Pride to Darley...Countdown to the Breeders' Cup in Saratoga...National Museum of Racing seeks works by Henry Koehler...Churchill stakes deadline approaches.

  • Essence of Dubai captures Super Derby XXIII.

    Louisiana Downs Race Report: Essence of Hope

    Events often overtake intentions. When Edward J. DeBartolo created the Super Derby in 1980 for his Louisiana Downs, he intended it to be a late-season showdown for the top 3-year-olds in the nation. And although its name might have been a touch hyperbolic, even arrogant, the Super Derby indeed became a highlight on the racing calendar.

  • Street Cry Arrives at Jonabell

    Multi-millionaire Street Cry, who arrived Sept. 10 at Sheikh Mohammed's Jonabell Farm near Lexington, figures to be the star attraction at the stallion showcase scheduled Sept. 13 at the farm.

  • Gold Legend to Texas

    Gold Legend will move to Clarence and Dorothy Scharbauer's Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas, for the 2002 breeding season.

  • Jonabell Farm Sale To Close Oct. 1; Land Will Get a Rest

    Sheikh Mohammed's first order of business as owner of Jonabell Farm in Lexington will be to "give the land a rest," according to his chief bloodstock adviser John Ferguson. The sheikh's purchase of the 790-acre farm is scheduled to close Oct. 1.

  • With stallion Old Trieste in the foreground, Kentucky state Rep. Carolyn Belcher, left, and state Sen. Joey Pendleton, center, listen to Jonabell Farm president Jimmy Bell, right.

    Kentucky Legislators Tour Affected Farms

    As Central Kentucky breeders and owners prepare for the "ripple effect" from mare reproductive loss syndrome, Kentucky legislators are in the process of gathering information to assess the damage. Meanwhile, a state equine emergency management plan is in the works.

  • John Bell III: &quot;Never seen anything like it.&quot;

    Foal Losses 'Devastating' to Family-Run Jonabell Farm

    John A. Bell III reached into his pocket and pulled out two sheets of paper with the cold, hard facts. "Well, here's the bad news," he said. Bad news, indeed, for the family-owned and operated Jonabell Farm that Bell founded in 1956. Of 76 mares previously checked and believed to be in foal for next year, 33 of them, 44%, are no longer pregnant. "Never seen anything like it," Bell said. His wife, Jessica, shook her head, adding, "It's just devastating."

  • Bench Mark Thoroughbred

    <i>By John Williams</i> -- As many of us coped with the death of Affirmed on Jan. 12, one underlying theme was evident: it seemed everybody connected to the horse considered it a privilege that he had touched their lives. This had been true all of his life, I am sure.

  • Stallion Affirmed, who may miss the beginning of the breeding season.

    Stallion Affirmed Being Treated at Clinic

    Central Kentucky stallion Affirmed, who underwent surgery on his left front pastern joint at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington in the fall, is back at the clinic. The 26-year-old stallion was sent there on Jan. 8 from the Bell family's Jonabell Farm near Lexington. It is questionable whether he will be able to begin breeding when the season begins Feb. 15.