SEPTEMBER 24, 2016: Bowness Stud resident stallion Bon Hoffa further aligned himself with the Group 1 MRC Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) when Bon Aurum scored a brilliant victory in the 2016 version of the time honoured event — thus emulating his sire’s own victory in 2007.
One of the most coveted 1400-metre contests on the Australian racing calendar, Bon Aurum went in to the latest renewal of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes as a heavily backed second favourite following an emphatic last start Flemington victory. And the striking chestnut 4-year-old didn’t disappoint.
Beautifully handled by big-race rider Kerrin McEvoy, Bon Aurum was positioned just off the pace throughout the early stages and then produced on the outside of the field when rounding the home turn. In much the same fashion of his previous success, the son of Bon Hoffa made light work of improving his position on entering the straight before going on to salute by close to half-a-length.
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