Bon Aurum headlines Glen Eden’s 2018 Roster

Bon Aurum in conjunction with Ken King Thoroughbreds are excited to announce the arrival of the Group 1 first season sire, Bon Aurum.

Bon Aurum will commence stud duties in the 2018 season standing at Glen Eden, near Kilmore in Victoria, alongside other resident stallions, Al Samer, Illustrious Blue and Scintillo.

Sonia O’Gorman, manager of Glen Eden, is thrilled to have such a great opportunity. 

“I believe he ticks all the boxes to become a great sire; He won as a two-year-old, his wins were from 1200m to 1400m and he is a Group 1 winner and a four-time stakes winner including a Group 3.”

“As a bonus, he is also an impressive looking individual standing at 16.1 hands. He has great presence, scope, strength and correct conformation all attributes to compliment producing good racehorses as well as impressive yearling types for the sales,” O’Gorman said.

Bon Aurum is free of Danehill making him a great option for many mares in Australia.

Trained by Ciaron Maher, Bon Aurum was held in high regard; with the stable professing he was an impressive racehorse with a great temperament.

“Bon Aurum was a tough horse with a remarkable will to win! He was trained on from being a two-year-old winner to be a dual stakes winner at three before winning a Group 1 in the spring Carnival of his four-year-old career. He was an exceptional athlete; a beautiful physical type and I look forward to training his progeny for years to come,” Maher enthused.

Ken King who bred Bon Aurum by his stallion Bon Hoffa rates him better than his sire both on type and track performance.

“Bon Hoffa has been a great stallion for owner-breeders who want to produce a top-class racehorse at a reasonable price and we are confident his Group 1 winning son Bon Aurum can emulate and even better his deeds. We will certainly be supporting him with our band of broodmares and look forward to sending his progeny to our 1st class trainers.”

“With Bon Aurum’s credentials you would expect him to be standing at a much higher price, but the decision was made to stand him at a lower fee giving owners-breeders great value for money,” King said.

In this price bracket at $5,500 inc GST, Bon Aurum is the only freshman sire in 2018 standing in Australia that is a Group 1 winner.

For more information on Bon Aurum or the other resident stallions, Scintillo, Al Samer or Illustrious Blue of any professional thoroughbred services Glen Eden can offer, please contact Sonia O’Gorman on 0407 811 411 or email or visit