From Poplar Meadows ARCADIA, California (Oct. 18, 2012) — The California-based freshman sire Bedford Falls was represented by his first winner on October 18, when his 2-year-old gelding There Goes Donnie captured a one-mile race at Santa Anita Park by 3 1/2 lengths.
Saddled by trainer Mike Machowsky for owner Blahut Stables LLC, There Goes Donnie outran seven rivals under jockey Agapito Delgadillo while competing at the $30,000 maiden claiming level. The strapping gray gelding, who was purchased by Machowsky for $15,000 as the second-highest-priced colt at the 2011 Northern California Yearling Sale, has earned $18,740 from five races as his sire’s first starter.
There Goes Donnie was produced by the winning Cee’s Tizzy mare Nora Ellen, and bred in California by Harris Farms, the leading California breeding farm of 2010.
Bedford Falls is a 9-year-old Forestry half-brother to the multiple Grade 1 winner Harlan’s Holiday, North America’s 2012 leading sire of 2-year-olds. A $1.1 million graduate of the 2004 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, Bedford Falls accrued three wins and eight placings from 15 starts and earned $115,620 before he entered stud in 2009 at Poplar Meadows in California, the Sanger-area farm where the seven-time Grade 1 winner and two-time California Horse of the Year Lava Man ($5,268,706) was foaled and raised.
Bedford Falls is out of the winning Affirmed mare Christmas in Aiken. He stands for a $2,500 fee, and is represented by 18 registered foals in his inaugural crop of juveniles.
For more information about Bedford Falls, please visit his website at http://www.thoroughbredinfo.com/showcase/bedfordfalls.htm or his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/bedfordfallsstallion