12/11/2017 4:40PM

Bedford Falls moves to Tommy Town Thoroughbreds


Bedford Falls, a half-brother to prominent sire Harlan’s Holiday, will relocate for the 2018 breeding season to Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, Calif., where he will stand for an advertised fee of $2,000.

The 14-year-old Forestry horse previously resided at Poplar Meadows in Sanger, Calif., for $1,500.

Bedford Falls has sired six crops of racing age, with 22 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $1.9 million. His leading runners include Grade 3-placed stakes winner Cuddle Alert and stakes-placed Wonderful Lie.

“We welcome Bedford Falls to the Tommy Town stallion roster for 2018,” farm owner Tom Stull said. “Harlan’s Holiday continues to improve this family through his successful sons including Into Mischief, and we’re hoping Bedford Falls will produce another runner similar to Cuddle Alert who will be competitive on the graded stakes level as well.”

Bedford Falls was a $1.1 million purchase by the Godolphin operation at the 2004 Keeneland September yearling sale, out of the winning Affirmed mare Christmas in Aiken. The dam’s nine winners from 12 runners include Grade 1 winner Harlan’s Holiday, as well as stakes-placed Many Rivers, Dr. Holiday, and Boxcar Cat.

Bred in Kentucky by Barnett Enterprises, Bedford Falls is from the family of Irish Group 2 winner Lords.

Bedford Falls won three of 15 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $115,620.