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One of the world’s leading Thoroughbred racing and breeding operations. Visit the Darley Stallions at Jonabell Farm or meet Godolphin’s leading broodmare band at Gainsborough Farm.


About Godolphin

Godolphin is the international Thoroughbred breeding and racing operation founded by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates. Godolphin is not only one of the largest Thoroughbred operations in the world with bases in Dubai, England, Ireland, France, Australia, Japan and the United States, they are also one of the most successful with multiple Grade 1 winners in both hemispheres.

Godolphin US’s headquarters are located at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, home of the Darley stallions. Along with Jonabell Farm, horse farm tours are also available at Godolphin’s Gainsborough Farm in Versailles, where many of Godolphin’s top brood mares and their foals reside.

To learn more about Godolphin, visit their website here or check out the Darley Stallions’ website here.

Tours & Experiences

Reservations are required.

Virtual Tours

Some of what you might see at Godolphin.


Straight from the horse’s mouth.

  • star rating  Hands on fantastic tour! - First, Lou was an incredible tour guide. We had a very small group and she took her time with us. We were able to get up close to... read more

    Beth F
    October 2, 2022

    star rating  The Best Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour! - We had a fantastic experience being so close to so many legendary horses at this beautiful facility. Our guide Grace had encyclopedic knowledge of thoroughbred horses and a... read more

    Diane B
    December 5, 2022

    star rating  Special Day - If you love horses or especially the racing industry, love gorgeous countryside or have interests in history you’ll love these tours..
    Lou especially has tons of experience from all aspects... read more

    kc m
    December 29, 2022
  • star rating  Best horse farm experience in Lexington - Lou, our tour guide, was absolutely fantastic! She works on the farm, and made the tour come to life for us. We loved getting to meet the mares and foals... read more

    July 27, 2022

    star rating  Great tour - Our guide Grace was a walking fact machine. So wonderful and knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time. The grounds are amazing

    Susie C
    August 5, 2022

    star rating  I had no idea I selected (from a google search) the most wonderful place to visit. Every blade of grass was perfectly manicured. The barns were pristine. The horses (and... read more

    October 3, 2022
  • star rating  Informative, relaxing and fun tour. - Our guide, Grace was passionate about her job & knew her stuff. It was nice seeing the horses up close & learning about them specifically. Beautiful grounds as well!

    Jill D
    August 23, 2022

    star rating  Family Horse farm visit - We learned so much about the horse racing industry and got to see a truly beautiful property. Grace was an amazing tour guide. I would recommend a visit to anyone.

    June 26, 2022

    star rating  Excellent tour! - Seeing the outstanding property and beautiful horses was great! The tour guide, Lou, was very knowledgeable and friendly-we enjoyed having her as our tour guide! The best part... read more

    July 17, 2022
  • star rating  Our Godolphin tour was fascinating and included personal stories by our guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and shared interesting stories that gave us a real feel for what a day-in-the-life... read more

    February 12, 2023

    star rating  Gainsborough Mares/Foals Tour is Amazing - This tour was amazing! Seeing some of the most wonderful mares imaginable--Essential Quality's dam, Maxfield's dam, Mystic Guide's dam, champion Ashado, and their new babies. And to see how the... read more

    July 2, 2022

    star rating  The gold standard of Stud farms - Jonabell Farm is by far the gold standard of farms. From the perfectly kept barns to the thought out paddocks. The trophy case in the office is as impressive as... read more

    Trish C
    September 6, 2022
  • star rating  Gainsborough Farms, the mare and foal division of Goldophin, is absolutely beautiful. A totally planned farm down to the last detail with tree placement. You can tell the love and... read more

    July 30, 2022

    star rating  Godolphin at Gainsborough Tour - This farm represents the love and passion for the KY Thoroughbred. Their dedication and commitment to their horses is evident in the way they care for their horses. Goldiophin at... read more

    November 4, 2022

    star rating  Highly recommend! - Lou was such a fantastic tour guide! She loves what she does & that turned the experience into a home run. The farm & horses are absolutely beautiful. To be... read more

    November 7, 2022
  • star rating  Perfect Stop for Horse Lovers! - We visited Gainsborough Farm - the mare/foal unit. Absolutely gorgeous farm! No expense spared in creating a perfect environment for the horses. The tour guide was amazing, too! Very knowledgeable... read more

    July 7, 2022

    star rating  Beautiful horse farm and excellent tour! - We loved meeting the stallions and getting a tour around this fantastic horse farm. Our guide Lou was very knowledgeable and friendly, we learned a lot while on tour.... read more

    December 17, 2022

    star rating  Legendary Horses - Excellent tour guide! Beautiful farm! Legendary Horses! Even if you are moderately knowledgeable with horse racing you will recognize the names of some of the stallions. Unfortunately the horses... read more

    September 19, 2022