Latest News from Ken King Thoroughbreds

Bons Away Winner 1st Up

Bons Away Winner 1st Up

Jan 15, 2017

3YO colt Bons Away stepped out at Warrnambool today for his 1st race start and kicked of his career in fine fashion with a comfortable Maiden win over the 1200m. Caulfield trainer Ciaron Maher has always had a good opinion of the son of BON HOFFA and thinks he can work his ...

SET SQUARE SOLD TO NORTHER FARM JAPAN

SET SQUARE SOLD TO NORTHER FARM JAPAN

Dec 13, 2016

G1 winning Set Square who recently retired will continue her career as a broodmare with Japan's leading thoroughbred stud Northern Farm.Managing Owner and breeder of the mare Ken King said “All Set Square owners are sad to see her go but really excited that she will be given ...

Sallanches Wins Again

Sallanches Wins Again

Dec 10, 2016

Sallanches scored an impressive win at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Jockey Jordan Childs was positive out of the gates to lead the field up in the run and she kicked clear on the turn to record comfortable win. The younger half sister to G1 winning SET SQUARE continues to ...

Sallanches Pillar To Post

Sallanches Pillar To Post

Oct 27, 2016

Sallanches scored an effortless win at Pakenham tonight leading from start to finish in a BM64 over 1200m. That brought up the well bred Bon Hoffa mare's 2nd career win. Even though we did not plan to lead she flew the gates and jockey Jamie Mott had no hesitation in taking ...

FAST CASH WELL NAMED

FAST CASH WELL NAMED

Oct 01, 2016

Fast Cash gets more cash for his owners at Moonee Valley last night in a BM90 over 1200m. After a few luckless runs previously Ollie jumped him well, had him in the box seat until the top of the straight, he pulled him to the outside and ...

BON AURUM WINS G1 RUPERT CLARKE

BON AURUM WINS G1 RUPERT CLARKE

Sep 25, 2016

Bon Aurum graduated to become a Group 1-winning entire on Saturday at Caulfield, the in-form galloper coming from midfield as he does to win the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes.Bon Aurum a son the sire BON HOFFA becomes the 1st son a a Rupert Clarke winner to win the event. ...

DESERT GREY WINS MAIDEN

DESERT GREY WINS MAIDEN

Sep 11, 2016

Desert Grey broke through for his Maiden win at Sale today in  strong fashion over the 1411m and atoned for his previous start close 2nd at the same track and distance. Luke Nolan gave him the perfect run in transit in the one out one back position, eased out ...

Bon Aurum Bolts In

Bon Aurum Bolts In

Sep 10, 2016

Bon Aurum could very well have earned himself a shot at the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes on Saturday, after a dominant win in the Listed The Sofitel (1400m).Ciaron Maher's four-year-old son of Bon Hoffa left his rivals behind. Bon Aurum ran the quickest final 600 metres ...

Breeding Packages

Breeding Packages

Aug 19, 2016

The excitement of breeding season is upon and we are looking forward to seeing what hits the ground by way of foals and excited about our planned coverings for 2016Will another SET SQUARE or BON AURUM be born or bred?What’s better than breeding your own Champ, seeing it grow ...

2016 OWNER OF THE YEAR

2016 OWNER OF THE YEAR

Aug 01, 2016

Congratulations to Greg Peters our Owner Of The Year for 2016.Greg is a successful business owner supplying unique landing products to Defence forces globallyThe 1st horse Greg and Ken had a shared interest in was the 2000 1st past the post Caulfield Guineas winner SKALATO who ...

Monkey Magic Debut Win

Monkey Magic Debut Win

Jul 26, 2016

2YO STREET BOSS filly Monkey Magic wins on debut at Pakenham today. The filly was ridden with her comfort zone by Damien Oliver who had her travelling well three wide in the early stages. Upon straightening she quickened nicely to draw way from her rivals and win by a 1L. The ...

BRAVE BOW WINS GEELONG

BRAVE BOW WINS GEELONG

Jul 05, 2016

Brave Bow broke through at Geelong today winning his Maiden in good style. Jockey Daniel Moor took him to the front to lead but he as headed half way up the straight then fought well to regain lead and draw away on the line *Ken King bred

BON DANCER WINS GEELONG

BON DANCER WINS GEELONG

May 20, 2016

Bon Dancer went to Geelong today and won a 3YO Maiden over 1100m in good style with Nick Hall aboard at her 2nd race start. The conditions were testing and she was never really over comfortable in the heavy conditions but her class prevailed on the day. Trainer Ciaron Maher has ...

LATE CHARGE TO STAND AT STUD IN VICTORIA

LATE CHARGE TO STAND AT STUD IN VICTORIA

May 02, 2016

Not surprisingly Group One winning sprinter Hard Spun has many fans amongst Victorian breeders, the former Darley shuttler proving a reliable source of winners - his time in the southern hemisphere yielding 13 stakes winners including the South African Group One winner Ertijaal ...

FAST CASH WINS AGAIN

FAST CASH WINS AGAIN

Mar 19, 2016

Fast Cash made it two in a row today winning his 2nd race on the trot in the TROA Handicap at Bendigo today over 1300m. He jumped well and settled well mid field and swept into the race at the top of the straight to win well. Young gun jock Brandon Stockdale gave him a peach of ...

SALLANCHES BREAKS THROUGH

SALLANCHES BREAKS THROUGH

Mar 10, 2016

Consistent  well bred 3YO Filly SALLANCHES finally broke through for her Maiden win at Wangaratta today beating the other 3YO fillies over the 1200m by a comfortable margin. She jumped well but Jamie Mott eased her back to take a sit and cover in the back half of ...

BON JET WINS KYNETON

BON JET WINS KYNETON

Mar 07, 2016

Bon Jet picked up his 2nd win at Kyneton today in a BM58 over 1200m for apprentices with Brandon Stockdale on board. The Wendy Kelly trained son of BON HOFFA gelding rode the speed early but then ease out and took a nice trail mid race to finish over the top his rivals late. ...

$200000 WINDFALL TO 2015 OWNER OF YEAR NOMINEES

Mar 03, 2016

As part of our 2015 OWNER OF THE YEAR AWARDS we gave a 5% share to each of our 13 nominees in an unraced yearling colt by Strategic. That colt was named CARDINAL CREED. He impressively won a trial a Cranbourne a few weeks ago and was snapped by by Hong Kong owners for $200000 ...

FAST CASH WINS SANDOWN LAKESIDE

FAST CASH WINS SANDOWN LAKESIDE

Feb 24, 2016

Aided by a great ride from Damien Oliver Fast Cash took out the last at Sandown today in good style. The $10000 purchase now takes his earnings beyond $200000 and is looking pretty good value now. Trainer Wendy Kelly tinkered with his gear after his handy 1st up 3rd at the ...

SET SQUARE OUT FOR AUTUMN

Jan 16, 2016

Set Squares Autumn campaign is over. She is experiencing some bone remodelling which needs time to settle down. A long break should see her return for the Spring a stronger and more mature mare

GIBBON GOES BACK TO BACK

GIBBON GOES BACK TO BACK

Jan 14, 2016

Promising 3YO BON HOFFA gelding GIBBON wins two in a row. Stepping up from his Maiden victory to a BM64 at Sale over a 1000m he once again easily acounted for his rivals. Up in grade against older horses on a soft 7 track that jockey Jordan Childs said he did not handle at ...

GIBBON TROUNCES RIVALS AT YARRA VALLEY

GIBBON TROUNCES RIVALS AT YARRA VALLEY

Dec 28, 2015

Gibbon a 3YO gelding by BON HOFFA easily accounted for his Maiden rivals over 1000m at Yarra Valley today winning by 5L. From the widest gate he travelled 3 wide throughbout then opened a gap coming to the turn to run away from his rivals in good time on the slow ...

COUNTESSA STRONG DEBUT WIN

COUNTESSA STRONG DEBUT WIN

Dec 08, 2015

Countessa a 3YO filly and another of the BON HOFFA progeny impressively wins at her debut run at Wangaratta in a F&M Maiden over 1170m. She jumped well and sat outside the leader and kicked clear in the straight to win eased down in soft fashion. Jockey Daniel Moor gave ...

ANGEL EIGHT WINS BENALLA

ANGEL EIGHT WINS BENALLA

Nov 08, 2015

Angel Eight daughter of G1 winner BON HOFFA breaks through at her 2nd career start to win 3YO Maiden over 1206m at Benalla today. Given a gun run in the box seat by jockey Jye McNeil she muscled her way out on the turn to let down and win comfortably. The filly is a handful and ...