Bedford Falls Relocates To Tommy Town For 2018

Santa Ynez, California — On the heels of his most productive year at stud, the graded stakes-siring stallion Bedford Falls will relocate within California to stand at Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in 2018.

The 14-year-old Forestry half-brother to the late multiple Grade 1 winner and leading sire Harlan’s Holiday is represented by 22 winners from 35 starters and lifetime average earnings per starter of more than $54,000. His top runners are the 2017 Santa Anita Park stakes winner Cuddle Alert, a $328,534-earner who ran third to Unique Bella in the track’s Grade 3 L.A. Woman Stakes in October, and the Del Mar/Santa Anita stakes performer Wonderful Lie ($318,264).

“We welcome Bedford Falls to the Tommy Town stallion roster for 2018,” said Tom Stull, whose Santa Ynez farm reigned as California’s leading breeder in 2009, 2013 and 2015. “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.”

A $1.1 million graduate of the 2004 Keeneland September Yearling Sale and multiple winner out of Affirmed’s winning daughter Christmas in Aiken, Bedford Falls initiated his stallion career in 2009 at California’s Poplar Meadows, the Sanger 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’ 2018 fee is $2,000, live foal guarantee. California Stallion Directory page

Wire-to-wire Win for Tommy Town Homebred Juvenile

Cypress, CA (December 9, 2017)-We Will Re Joyce picked up her second lifetime win with a wire-to-wire victory in a optional claiming starter at Los Alamitos.

The two-year-old filly is by Kafwain out of Joyce and Me (Discreet Cat) and has earned $50,000 from her ten starts, two wins and three thirds.

The Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC homebred filly “sped to the early lead off the rail, dueled outside the runner-up leaving the backstretch and on the turn and through the stretch and gamely prevailed under urging.”

Ruis Racing to Stand Two Stallions at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds

Santa Ynez, CA (November 13, 2017)-Ruis Racing has announced that Saburo and War Envoy will enter stud at Tom and Debi Stull’s Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, California. They will be the first sons of leading sires Medaglia d’Oro and War Front to stand in the Golden State, respectively.

The Medaglia d’Oro son Saburo was purchased by Ruis at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Old in Training sale for $600,000, the second highest-priced colt at the auction. He’s out of the Lemon Drop Kid mare Kid Majic, who hails from the family of Eclipse Champion Proud Spell. She’s also the dam of Miss Mischief, a multiple stakes winner of over $500,000.

“I purchased Saburo because I loved the way he moved and because I love the family, which is still very active,” said Mick Ruis. “His dam has a Bernardini and some nice Tapits in the pipeline. A little further back is the two-year-old stakes winner Dak Attack, who is undefeated and should be on the Derby trail next spring.”

War Envoy, by War Front, emerged from his debut victory in April of his two-year-old season to become one of Europe’s leading juveniles in 2014. He placed in a trio of Group events before shipping Santa Anita for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1). There he was beaten just four lengths as the favorite after a brutal trip. The colt continued to show his toughness and versatility throughout his four seasons on the track, racing at 14 different tracks, in five countries, on dirt and turf. He earned nearly $500,000.

“I have so much admiration for War Envoy. He always tried but didn’t always have the best of luck. He’s another with a good family – his third dam is Winning Colors – and his full brother just sold for $750,000 to Cheveley Park Stud at Keeneland September. We plan to support both War Envoy and Saburo with a good numbers of our own mares. In fact, we’re looking to buy some mares as we speak.”

“California breeders have been clamoring for access to these two sire lines and they sure won’t be disappointed when they see Saburo and War Envoy,” added Tom Stull. “We’re ecstatic to be partnering with the Ruis family on these two promising stallions.”

Saburo will stand for $3,500 live foal, War Envoy for $5,000 live foal.

Contact:Farm Manager: Mike Allen Telephone: 805-686-4337

Kafwain Filly Takes Del Mar Maiden Special

Del Mar, CA (November 11, 2017)-Sophomore filly Rolling Shadow captured a maiden special grass mile with a game finish getting up to win at the wire.

The Kafwain daughter out of I’m a Rolls (Silver Ghost) has started four times and has her maiden win and one third for earnings of $39,945.

She was bred in California by her owners Stepaside Farm LLC and is trained by Hall of Fame trainer Neil D. Drysdale.

Tommy Town Homebred Scores at Del Mar

Del Mar, CA (November 10, 2017)-Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC hombred filly Ms Wakaya got a stalking trip and was gamely up to score by a length and a quarter over the Del Mar lawn.

The allowance mile win was her second lifetime win from nine starts; now with two wins, two seconds and one third that pushed her earnings to $138,325.

Ms Wakaya is by Flower Alley and out of Ms Vanenzza (Successful Appeal) she is a stakes placed filly trained by Steven Miyadi.

Royal Trump Gets an Easy Win

Del Mar, CA (November 2, 2017)-Royal Trump was a galloping winner in the fourth race on the Del Mar card. This juvenile son of Ministers Wild Cat got the job done wire-to-wire by two and three quarter lengths in his fifth lifetime start.

Out of the Woodman broodmare Royal Woodman he now has a record of one win and two seconds for lifetime earnings of $29,145.

Ministers Wild Cat is the seventh ranked 2017 California stallion and the third ranked Californian juvenile sire of 2017, he will stand for a fee of $4,000 in 2018.

Ministers Wild Cat Offspring Complete Exacta

Cypress, CA (September 7, 2017)-Two altered sons of Ministers Wild Cat hooked up for a winning exacta in the second race at the Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Racecourse.

Getting the win picture taken was the sophomore One I’m Running To, who went wire-to-wire winning by two plus lengths. Completing the Ministers Wild Cat exacta was four-year-old Cherokee Dynasty.

One I’m Running To was bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC and is out of Home Runner by Speightstown. He has eight starts with four wins and one second earnings totaling $62,570; nearly $8,000 per start.

Second place finisher Cherokee Dynasty was also bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC and Cherokee Dynasty is out of the Cherokee Run broodmare Cherokee Kiss. In 2017, Cherokee Dynasty has had seven starts; three wins and two seconds with earnings over $40,000 earned this year.

Ministers Wild Cat is currently the eighth ranked 2017 sire in California with over 1.5 million in progeny earnings, he stood for $5,000 live foal in 2017.