President and Racing Manager of Darley America
James (Jimmy) G. Bell is the President and Racing Manager of Darley America, a position that he has held since 2001, when Sheikh Mohammed acquired his family’s Jonabell Farm. During his tenure, he has overseen the careers of Sheikh Mohammed’s many USA based G1 winners including Bernardini, It’s Tricky, Cocoa Beach, Music Note, Alpha, Questing, Better Lucky etc. Prior to his position with Darley America, Jimmy was the President and General Manager of Jonabell Farm, and a Director of Cromwell Bloodstock Agency and Cromwell Insurance Agency.
Jimmy graduated from the University of Arizona in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science. He is very involved with community and industry charities. He oversees the Darley America charitable giving and has held various positions on industry and community boards, including the The Jockey Club, Keeneland Association, Fayette Alliance, Thoroughbred Club of America and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, to name just a few.