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Headley Bell and Price Bell, Jr. - Nicoma

2800 Bowman Mill Rd
Lexington, KY 40513
United States
Phone Number: 
(859) 224-1000
(859) 224-8977


Racing Advisor
Partnerships & Syndicate Advisor
Breeding Advisor
North East
North West

   Founder Headley Bell is recognized counselor and advisor to many leading owners/breeders including two consecutive Kentucky Derby winners, and two Horse of the Year titleholders. Bell assisted with the matings of these (G1) winners — all just since 2005:

2005 (G1) Breeders’ Cup winner Artie Schiller for Haras du Mezeray

2006 (G1) Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro for Roy and Gretchen Jackson

2007 (G1) Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense for Jim and Gus Tafel

2007 (G1) St. Leger winner Lucarno for George Strawbridge Jr.

2008 (G1) European Champion Filly Rainbow View for George Strawbridge Jr.

2008 (G1) Blue Grass winner Monba for Alice Chandler and Audrey Otto

2009 (G1) Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Passion For Gold for Roy and Gretchen Jackson

2011 (G1) American Horse of the Year Havre de Grace for Nancy Dillman

2011 (G1) Canadian Horse of the Year Never Retreat for Nancy Dillman

2012 (G1) Frontrunner winner Power Broker, for breeder Audrey Otto

2014 (G1) Longines winner Coffee Clique, for John and Jerry Amerman


   Price Bell Jr., a native of Lexington, grew up working for his family's Mill Ridge Farm under the tutelage of men and women who have been an integral part of the Mill Ridge operation for generations. Following college at Vanderbilt University, Price moved to Charlotte, NC to work in commercial real estate and development. This early career took him to Nashville, TN where he became involved in Nashville's blossoming downtown community revitalization. Always promoting and passionate about Thoroughbreds and Central Kentucky, upon completing his MBA from Vanderbilt’s Owen School in 2010, Price jumped at the opportunity to return to Lexington and work with his father, Headley, at Nicoma Bloodstock - the consulting arm of Mill Ridge Farm. With conviction for the sport and believing in the great opportunity to develop the industry’s fan base, Price became actively involved with the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA) along with many other industry initiatives. Price is passionate about introducing people to the horse and celebrating the amazing animal that is the Thoroughbred.

We are thankful to our clients who have provided us a platform to display outstanding results on the racetrack.  We invite you to dig deeper into who we are, our level of expectation, and our commitment to integrity.  Whether your interest are mating, racing management, the purchase of broodmares, two-year-olds or yearlings our hope is to begin a conversation, or to develop a lifelong relationship.

Specialties:  Yearlings




In photo: Headley Bell and Price Bell