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Bedford Falls
Overview | Conformation | Pedigree | Race Record | Progeny | Foal Photos | News

Forestry - Christmas in Aiken, by Affirmed
Bay • 2003

A Winning Half-Brother To
Multiple G1 Winner Harlan’s Holiday,
North America’s 2012 Leading Sire Of 2YOs
& Sire Of 2012 Eclipse Champion 2YO Shanghai Bobby

By Storm Cat’s G1 Winner Forestry,
Sire Of 2011-2012 Multiple G1 Winner Shackleford

California’s Leading Freshman Sire Of 2012
By Average Earnings/Starter & AEI

BEDFORD FALLS offers The Complete Package for California breeders: Pedigree, Physical, Performance, Potential and Prepotency.

BEDFORD FALLS is California’s only stallion by Storm Cat’s Grade 1-winning son Forestry, the sire of 47 stakes winners and the collective earners of more than $42 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 seven crops of Harlan’s Holiday include more than 80 stakes horses and the collective earners of more than $36 million, 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 November 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 2013 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) and Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Goldencents.

2012 Barretts March Sale
This filly from Bedford Falls’ second crop posted the co-fastest work for California-breds at the 2013 Barretts March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training: one furlong in :9 4/5.

BEDFORD FALLS is represented by his first crop of 4-year-olds in 2014, a group which includes the seven-time winner Beau Diablo and the Santa Anita Park winners There Goes Donnie and Zuzu’s Petals. In addition, a filly from his second crop shared the fastest timed work for California-breds and the fastest timed work for all fillies during the under-tack preview for the 2013 Barretts March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training: one furlong in a blazing :9 4/5.

BEDFORD FALLS is already exhibiting the uncommon ability to improve his mares. He ranked as the leading California freshman sire of 2012 by average earnings per starter and by Average Earnings Index. He is currently represented by average earnings per starter of more than $21,000.

BEDFORD FALLS stands at Poplar Meadows in Sanger, California. His 2014 fee is $2,500, live foal guarantee.

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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:

2014 Stud Fee: $2,500 LFG
(Payable October 1 of year bred)

Registered California Stallion • Nominated to Breeders' Cup

To request a 2014 Breeding Application to Bedford Falls, click here.

Poplar Meadows

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