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Bedford Falls
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Forestry - Christmas in Aiken, by Affirmed
Bay • 2003

A Winning Half-Brother To
Multiple G1 Winner & Leading Sire Harlan’s Holiday

By Storm Cat’s G1 Winner Forestry,
Sire Of Multiple G1 Winner Shackleford

One Of California’s Leading Young Sires,
With Average Earnings/Starter More Than $34,000:
More Than 17 Times His Stud Fee

BEDFORD FALLS offers the complete package for California breeders: pedigree, physical, performance and potential.

BEDFORD FALLS is California’s only stallion by Storm Cat’s Grade 1-winning son Forestry, the sire of more than 50 stakes winners and the collective earners of more than $44 million, led by the three-time Grade 1 winner Shackleford ($3,090,101). Forestry is an emerging sire of sires: his Grade 3-winning son Old Forester was Canada’s leading sire in 2012, and his Grade 1-winning son Discreet Cat ranked third among all third-crop sires in North America in 2013.

BEDFORD FALLS is a handsome, athletic, well-balanced individual who sold for $1.1 million to internationally renowned bloodstock expert John Ferguson during the opening session of the 2004 Keeneland September Yearling Sale - commanding a remarkable 22 times the stud fee of his sire. Of the 54 Forestry yearlings offered at public auction in 2004, Bedford Falls ranked second-highest in price.

BEDFORD FALLS began his racing career for powerhouse Darley Stable, and won or placed in 11 of his 15 lifetime starts on dirt, turf and all-weather surfaces, including coast-to-coast victories at three different racetracks at distances of six furlongs to one mile. He broke his maiden by 3 1/2 lengths in a one-mile dirt race at Belmont Park, ran second to 2008 Pacific Classic (G1) winner Go Between ($2,908,880) in a one-mile turf test at Gulfstream Park and placed in additional races at Saratoga Race Course and Hollywood Park.

BEDFORD FALLS is out of the multiple stakes-producing mare Christmas in Aiken, a winning daughter of 1978 Triple Crown winner and leading broodmare sire Affirmed. His third dam is Princessnesian, the last filly to win the prestigious Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap (in 1968) and a half-sister to the 1966 Santa Anita Derby winner and leading broodmare sire Boldnesian, the grandsire of the 1977 Triple Crown winner and historically significant sire Seattle Slew.

BEDFORD FALLS is a half-brother to North America’s 2012 leading sire of 2-year-olds: the late multiple Grade 1 winner Harlan’s Holiday ($3,632,664). Runners from the first nine crops of Harlan’s Holiday include more than 110 stakes horses and the collective earners of more than $46 million,

Bedford Falls’ second-crop filly Wonderful Lie ran second in Santa Anita’s $250,000 Melair Stakes and Del Mar’s $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes in 2014.
led by the 2012 Eclipse Champion 2-Year-Old Colt Shanghai Bobby, winner of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1). In the wake of his untimely death in 2013, Harlan’s Holiday leaves behind a growing legacy as a sire of sires through his 2007 CashCall Futurity (G1) winner Into Mischief, whose own first crop of runners includes the $3 million-earner Goldencents, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) in 2013 and 2014.

BEDFORD FALLS is off to a promising start with his own stallion career. He ranked as the leading California freshman sire of 2012 by average earnings per starter and by Average Earnings Index with his first crop of 2-year-olds. His second crop includes the Santa Anita Park debut winner Wonderful Lie, runner-up in Santa Anita’s $250,000 Melair Stakes and Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s $200,000 Fleet Treat Stakes in 2014.

BEDFORD FALLS is already exhibiting the uncommon ability to improve his mares. He is currently represented by average earnings per starter of more than $34,000, and ranks as one of California’s leading young sires.

BEDFORD FALLS stands at Poplar Meadows in Sanger, California. His 2015 fee is $2,000, live foal guarantee.

Bedford Falls stands at Poplar Meadows
3367 N. McCall Avenue, Sanger, California 93657
For inquiries, please contact:
Lisa Groothedde, Stallion Promotions
Phone: (626) 340-8695 • Email:

2015 Stud Fee: $2,000 LFG
(Payable October 1 of year bred)

Registered California Stallion

To request a 2015 Breeding Application to Bedford Falls, click here.

Poplar Meadows

3367 N. McCall Avenue, Sanger, California 93657
Carol Lingenfelter, Owner
Phone/Fax: (559) 292-5003