CHESTNUT – 2012 – 16.1 HH

The Group 1 winning son of Bon Hoffa, Bon Aurum has been retired to Glen Eden Stud this spring.

The impressive five-year-old entire had 15 career starts for five victories, showing precociousness as a two-year-old winner, going on to claim two stakes wins as a three-year-old, one at Flemington and the other being the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude.

Amassing earnings just shy of $600,000, he then won the time-honoured Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes over 1400 metres as a four-year-old and emulated his sire Bon Hoffa who won the same race back in 2007.

Touted by many as one of the best 1400 metre horses in the country, Bon Aurum raced consistently against the top horses and beat them and typical of the Bon Hoffa progeny, he would have only improved with age.

Those horses he ran and beat included the likes of Tivaci, Tashbeeh, Ulmann, Spieth, Voodoo Lad, Fast ‘N’ Rocking and Jungle Edge.

He can now enjoy his days in the breeding barn, passing on his strength and talent to his progeny. Even his trainer, Ciaron Maher rated Bon Aurum as one of the toughest horses he has trained, able to push through the pain barrier,” breeder Ken King said.

With Bon Aurum victorious at two, and racing at the elite level at three and four, he is commercially attractive to broodmare owners who want to see their horses competitive earlier.

Bon Aurum will throw progressive and precocious types, coupled with resilience and tenacity.

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Stud Notes

  • Bon Aurum is a Gr.1 winner winning the MRC Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.
  • He won as a 2YO and then went on to win the Exford Plate (L), Caulfield Guineas Prelude (GRP3) and The Sofitel (L).
  • A 4 time stakes winning son of Bon Hoffa (62% winners to runners) winning over 1200m and 1400m.
  • His service fee is exceptional value for money.
  • Completely free of Danehill.
  • Impressive looking stallion with presence having great scope, strength and correct conformation.
  • His trainer, Ciaron Maher rated Bon Aurum as one of the toughest horses he has trained.

Race Record

Stakes won: $598,550




BON HOFFA 9 wins 1200m to 1700m, $708,650, MRC Sir Rupert Clarke S.,
Gr.1, VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3-twice, MRC Corps of Commissionaires H.,
2d MRC Sir Rupert Clarke S., Gr.1, VRC Blamey S., Gr.2, MRC TS Carlyon Cup,
Gr.3, 4th MRC Toorak H., Gr.1, Easter Cup, Gr.3. Sire of 227 progeny to race,
141 winners (62.0%), earnings of over $9.6 million, 3 stakes winners, inc.

BON AURUM (12c, Promontory Gold, Hula Chief). Subject horse.

BONS AWAY (13g, Mossman, Belong to Me). 5 wins at 1200m to 2017-18, $193,190,
MRC Testa Rossa S., L, 2d MRC Bel Esprit S., L, Resimax Group H., 4th VRC Gilgai S., Gr.2.

DEIHEROS (11g, Integra, Air de France). 5 wins-2 at 2-1000m to 1400m, $759,397,
GCTC Magic Millions Guineas, RL, SAJC Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic, City of Marion H.,
Leader Computers H., Equine Clinic H., 3d SAJC Breeders’ S., Gr.3, BRC Mick Dittman P., L.

Top Sight (11f, Our Maizcay, Bellotto). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m,
MRC Jacob Park Thoroughbreds 2YO P., Yalumba H., 4th VRC Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr.3,
MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (f), Gr.3.

Sweet Emily (10f, Prego, Royal Randwick). 7 wins 900m to 1000m, $189,750, MRC Drummond Golf H.,
MVRC Jeep 55 Second Challenge Heat H.-twice, 2d MVRC Adapt Australia H.

Don’t Give a Damn (13g, Forest Glow, Parodos). 5 wins 1280m to 1500m in 2017-18, $292,120,
ATC TAB Highway H., Fresh for Kids H., TAB Highway Consolation H., 2d ATC TAB Highway H.

Bon Amis (13g, Nothin’ Leica Dane, Housebuster). 4 wins 900m to 1100m to 2017-18, $196,305,
ATC Cellarbrations H., 2d Newcastle JC Polytrack Provincial Championships Qualifier.

Gibbon (12g, Rock of Gibraltar, Irish River). 5 wins at 1008m to 2017-18, $171,450,
MRC Hyland EOFY Sale H., 2d MVRC William Hill H.

Best Hoffa (12g, Kenny’s Best Pal, Favoured Bay). 3 wins 1200m to 1469m to 2017-18,
MRC Cove Hotel P.

Sallanches (12f, Zeditave, Star Way). 3 wins at 1170m, 1200m to 2016-17,
MVRC Sweeney Estate Agents H.

Never Without You (11g, Rory’s Jester, Raffindale). 5 wins 1200m to 1380m to 2017-18,
SAJC Quayclean P., 2d SAJC Leader Telstra Partner P.

Hoffsetter (11f, Reset, Danewin). 2 wins at 1350m, 1650m,
Devonport RC Race Replays at Tasracing P., Stridemaster at Tasracing P.

Ambitious Speedy (11g, Strategic, Dehere). 2 wins at 1400m to 2016-17, $315,515,
HKJC Wai Yip H., Vital King H., 2d HKJC Lukfook Jewellery Hugging Family H., To Fung Shan H.

Good Offa (11g, Ifrad, Cheraw). 4 wins 1000m to 1200m to 2017-18, $170,319,
MRC Ladbrokes Bet Better H., 2d MRC Bill Collins H.

Bonee Tess (11f, Viscount, Rory’s Jester). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 900m, 1100m to 2016-17,
ATC Ibis Milano Restaurant P.

Ample on Offa (11f, Snippets, Haulpak). 8 wins 1250m to 1550m to 2016-17, $261,710,
VRC Asian Executive H., SAJC Myer H., Sportingbet H., Marsh H., Projection Graphics H.,
Schweppes Spring Series H., Schweppes H.

Vintage Bon (11f, Lion Cavern, Century). 2 wins at 1300m, 1600m, SCTC BOQ Mooloolaba P.

Bon Elise (11f, Danasinga, Last Tycoon). 8 wins 1300m to 2150m to 2017-18, $110,140,
Oakbank RC Burnside Village H., Gawler & Barossa JC Moment in Time Event Hire H.

Galaxy Warrior (11g, Monde Bleu, Victory Prince). 6 wins 1200m to 1600m to 2017-18,
$155,085, ATC H., 2d ATC TAB Highway H.

Bungalally Belle (10f, Never Undercharge, Biscay). 10 wins 1100m to 1450m to 2017-18,
$145,349, SAJC Schweppes H.

What a Buzz (10g, Catbird, Archregent). 2 wins at 1400m, 1650m, TTC Toll Tasmania P.

Bon Rocket (10g, Rocket to Mars, Celestial Dancer). 5 wins 1200m to 1500m, $189,250,
VRC Young Members Ball H., MVRC Ranvet H.

Allez Chival (10f, Gold Carat, Noalcoholic). 5 wins at 1000m, 1100m, $157,790,
ATC Legea Xmas Party H., 2d ATC TAB Rewards H.

I’m Ablaze (10g, Kenny’s Best Pal, Favoured Bay). 5 wins 1200m to 1400m, $121,145,
MRC National Jockeys Trust H.

Serious Hoffa (12g, King Cugat, Quest for Fame). 4 wins 1600m to 2600m to 2016-17,
2d ATC McGrath Estate Agents H.

Delivered (12g, Dash for Cash, Scenic). 4 wins 1000m to 1400m to 2017-18,
2d ATC TAB Highway H.

Southern Flight (12f, Volitant, Canny Lad). 4 wins 1100m to 1280m to 2017-18,
3d ATC TAB Highway H.

Our Mallee Hoff (12g, High Rolling, Ivory’s Irish). 5 wins 1000m to 1600m to 2017-18,
2d MVRC Pedders Suspension H.

Wednesday Warrior (12g, Mighty Avalanche, Vain). 3 wins at 900m, 1000m in 2016-17,
2d MVRC Ladbrokes 55 Second Challenge H.

Bedrock Dreams (12f, Red Ransom, Mr. Prospector). 2 wins at 1000m, 1200m,
2d SAJC Irish Race Day 2YO P., Irish Race Day 2YO H.

Bonify (11f, Danehill Dancer, Bubble Gum Fellow). 3 wins 1300m to 1400m to 2017-18,
2d Devonport RC Jerilderie Letter H.


1st Dam

GOLDSMOBILE, by Promontory Gold. 2 wins at 1000m, 1080m.
Dam of four foals, all raced, three winners, inc:-

BON AURUM (c. by Bon Hoffa). Subject horse.

2nd Dam

NOMADIC, by Hula Chief. Unraced. Half-sister to YOUNG RUNAWAY,
, Brave Ivy, Seattle Swing.
Dam of 7 named foals, 3 to race, 2 winners, inc:- 
No Fixed Address. 3 wins at 1150m, 1200m.

3rd Dam

MAURITANIA, by The Brianstan. Placed at 3, 2d Doncaster Stockil S.,
Sandown Cunard S. Half-sister to LOVERS LANE, BELPER, Royal Ransom,
Mary Murphy (dam of DOUBLE FIRST, WOLVERTON), Nelion (dam of RECUPERE),
Brazen Faced (dam of EASY OPTION). Dam of 12 foals, 10 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

YOUNG RUNAWAY (Young Generation). 4 wins-2 at 2-1006m to 1700m in GB and Germany,
Doncaster Champagne S., Gr.2, Grosser Preis von Düsseldorf, Gr.2,
Goodwood Court Hill S., 2d Newbury Horris Hill S., Gr.3, Sandown Solario S., L,
4th Royal Ascot St James’s Palace S., Gr.2, Sandown Mile S., Gr.2. Sire.

BATTEMENT DE COEUR (Beldale Flutter). 2 wins at 1900m, 2000m,
Longchamp Prix de la Table, L, Deauville Prix des Enclos,
4th Longchamp Prix Major Findolin, L.

Brave Ivy (Decoy Boy). 5 wins 1000m to 1500m,
2d Rome Premio Tullio Righetti, L, Varese Premio La Novella, L. Producer.

Seattle Swing (Seattle Dancer). Winner at 2 at 1000m,
QTC Nudgee College Ladies H., 2d QTC CE McDougall S., L,
4th BATC Coca-Cola Bottler Classic, Gr.3. Dam of-

Yao – Super Wins (Mal.) (Choisir). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1400m,
2d ARC Great Northern Foal S., L, 4th Waikato RC James & Annie Sarten Memorial S., L.

Twitching. Raced once. Dam of-

Kyelldee (Nothin’ Leica Dane). Winner at 2 at 1650m,
WATC Jolly Aster 2YO H., 2d WATC Belmont Oaks, L, Belmont Classic, L.

Ausonia. Unplaced. Dam of-

Fighting Arethusa. Unraced. Dam of-

Hanimkiz. 3 wins at 2 in Turkey. Dam of-

TATVAN INCISI (Scarface). Champion 3YO Filly in Turkey in 2015.
15 wins-3 at 2-1200m to 2100m to 2018 in Turkey, Ankara Adnan Menderes, L, Istanbul Zübeyde Hanim, L, Karadeniz, L-twice.

El Ganador (Unaccounted For). 6 wins-2 at 2-1000m to 1600m in Turkey, 3d Istanbul Fatih Sultan Mehmet, L.