Foals by second-year stallion Bedford Falls may be eligible for a new incentive program valued at $125,000. Seven-year-old Bedford Falls (Forestry --Christmas in Aiken, by Affirmed) stands at Poplar Meadows near Sanger, Calif. His fee is $2,500.
Under the program, entitled “The $125,000 Bedford Falls Complete Bonus Package,” breeders and owners of Bedford Falls’ foals who accomplish certain racing milestones may receive cash awards of $5,000, $12,500, or $25,000 each, depending upon the levels of racing success by those runners.
Breeder(s) of first 10 runners by Bedford Falls to break their maiden: $5,000 bonus each;
Breeder of first runner by Bedford Falls to win a black-type stakes race: $12,500 bonus;
Breeder of first runner by Bedford Falls to win a graded stakes race: $25,000 bonus.
Owner of first runner by Bedford Falls to win a black-type stakes race: $12,500 bonus;
Owner of first runner by Bedford Falls to win a graded stakes race: $25,000 bonus.
Certain rules of eligibility and race qualifications apply.
Bedford Falls, a $1.1 million Keeneland September sale yearling, won or placed in 11 of 15 races and earned $115,620. He is a half-brother to grade I winner and successful young sire Harlan's Holiday.
“We are excited to be pioneers in an incentive program of this magnitude,” said Carol Lingenfelter, the Bedford Falls stallion manager and owner of Poplar Meadows. “As strong supporters of the California breeding and racing industry, the members of the Bedford Falls Partnership believe it is important to invest in the future of our industry not only by offering a promising stallion prospect such as Bedford Falls to local mare owners, but also by offering creative and lucrative ways for breeders and owners to potentially benefit during these difficult economic times.”
For more information about “The $125,000 Bedford Falls Complete Bonus Package,” please contact Lisa Groothedde at (626) 340-8695 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.