Godolphin at Jonabell Farm
Come visit Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky! Jonabell is the American headquarters for HH Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation and home of the Darley stallions in America. Godolphin is the global thoroughbred breeding and racing operation owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. Darley, the stallion arm of Godolphin, currently stands 60 thoroughbred stallions in six countries around the world. In America, the Darley stallions reside at Jonabell Farm where the current roster includes Kentucky Derby winners NYQUIST and STREET SENSE, Belmont Stakes winner ESSENTIAL QUALITY, multiple G1 winners FROSTED and MAXFIELD, and perennial leading sire MEDAGLIA D’ORO.
Your tour begins at the farm office where you'll visit the trophy room and learn about the history of Jonabell as well as the global scope of HH Sheikh Mohammed’s international thoroughbred operations. We'll then take a walking tour of the stallion complex (please wear comfortable shoes!) to see our champion stallions and learn about the ins and outs of the thoroughbred breeding business. We'll also walk through the breeding shed and visit the gravesite of 1978 Triple Crown winner AFFIRMED.