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Forestry - Christmas in Aiken, by Affirmed
Bay • 2003

California's Winning Half-Brother To
Multiple G1 Winner & Leading Sire Harlan's Holiday,
Sire Of 2016 Leading 2YO Sire Into Mischief

Sire Of 2017 Santa Anita Stakes Winner Cuddle Alert

One Of California's Leading Sires Of 2017,
With Lifetime Average Earnings/Starter More Than $50,000!

BEDFORD FALLS offers West Coast breeders affordable access to sire power both top and bottom as one of California's leading sires of 2017, and as one of the best-bred stallions standing in the Golden State.

BEDFORD FALLS represents the renowned Storm Cat sire line through Grade 1 winner Forestry, the sire of 60 stakes winners and the collective earners of more than $52 million. An emerging sire of sires, Forestry is well-represented by his successful sons Shackleford, one of North America's leading first-crop sires of 2016, and Old Forester, Canada's leading overall sire in 2012, 2015 and 2016.

BEDFORD FALLS is a handsome, athletic, well-balanced individual who sold for $1.1 million during 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 in a one-mile turf test at Gulfstream Park and placed in additional races at Saratoga Race Course and Hollywood Park.

Wonderful Lie ($278,483) is one of two Santa Anita stakes performers from Bedford Falls' second foal crop
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 1968 Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap heroine Princessnesian, 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 the late multiple Grade 1 winner and leading sire Harlan's Holiday ($3,632,664), whose Northern Hemisphere runners include more than 140 stakes horses, 33 graded stakes winners and the collective earners of more than $65 million, led by the 2012 Eclipse Champion 2-Year-Old Colt Shanghai Bobby. The legacy of Harlan's Holiday continues to grow through his increasingly popular, Grade 1-winning son Into Mischief, the sire of two-time Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Goldencents and the 2016 Eclipse Awards finalist Practical Joke, whose victories in the Champagne Stakes (G1) and Hopeful Stakes (G1) helped propel Into Mischief to his status as North America's leading sire by 2-year-old earnings in 2016.

BEDFORD FALLS is off to a promising start with his own stallion career. He boasts lifetime average earnings per starter of more than $50,000 - one of the highest such averages among all California sires. Highlighting his second foal crop are the multiple stakes-placed winner Wonderful Lie ($278,483) and Cuddle Alert ($229,000), the winner of Santa Anita Park's 2017 Spring Fever Handicap.

BEDFORD FALLS stands at Poplar Meadows in Sanger, California, the Central Valley farm where seven-time Grade 1 winner and Racing Hall of Fame inductee Lava Man was foaled and raised. His 2017 fee is $1,500, live foal guarantee.

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

2017 Stud Fee: $1,500 LFG
(Payable when foal stands and nurses)

Registered California Stallion

To request a 2017 Breeding Application to Bedford Falls, click here.

Poplar Meadows

3367 N. McCall Avenue, Sanger, California 93657
Farm Owner: Carol Lingenfelter
Phone: (559) 974-8340