Scintillo (Fantastic Light) will call Glen Eden home

We are proud to announce that this season the beautifully bred Italian champion, Scintillo (Fantastic Light) will call Glen Eden home.

Scintillo won the Group 1 Gran Criterium in Milan and was crowned Champion 2YO colt in Italy in 2007 and the ROA All-weather Horse Of The Year in 2009. He raced in four countries at the top level including the 2000 Irish Guineas, the King George VI and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud and the Japan Cup.

Scintillo was purchased by Victorian Len Lucas to be aimed at the 2010 Melbourne Cup under the care of trainer Robbie Griffiths, but unfortunately succumbed to injury.

After winning an impressive trial first up, he suffered a career-ending suspensory injury and a new career in the breeding barn beckoned.

Sonia Carboni’s Glen Eden is based at Moranding, just north of  Kilmore in north central Victoria. A boutique property, the horse’s safety and health, both physical and mental, are given priority by Sonia.

“Scintillo is beautifully bred with a lovely pedigree. He is Fantastic Light’s highest rated son and is out of Thatching’s highest rated mare, Danseuse du Soir,” Carboni said.

“He is the only son of Fantastic Light standing at stud in Australia providing local breeders a great opportunity to tap into that pedigree line.

As Scintillo’s first season at stud in 2013 was a trial of four mares, his first real crop of foals won’t hit the track until next racing season.

A possible smoky in this 2015 crop is a yearling out of Diva Dance. The Gai Waterhouse trained youngster has popped up with 2018 nominations for both juvenile Group 1 classics, the Golden Slipper and the Blue Diamond.

“He could really fire as a stallion as we don’t know how good he is yet, and with limited books of mares, he can now get his chance. He certainly throws a very nice horse based on his yearling and weanlings I have here,” Carboni said.

“He is a cheeky bugger, still acts like a big kid and enjoys a play. A real boy. There is no nastiness, but he will walk fifty metres on his back legs!”

Born in 2005, Scintillo was bred in the United Kingdom by Woodcote Stud. He is out of the dual Group 1 winning Irish mare Danseuse du Soir (Ire) (Thatching), a winner of the Longchamp Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) and the Prix de la Foret in 1991. Crowned Champion UK Broodmare of the Year in 2000, she has produced five winners including the four-time Group 3 winner Jumbajukiba (Barathea).

Scintillo’s sire is the world champion galloper Fantastic Light who won six Group 1 races in four countries for Godolphin. He was crowned Horse of the World in 2000 and 2001, the Eclipse Champion Turf Male in North America and 2001 ROA Horse of the Year (UK).

Now retired from stud duties by Darley, Fantastic Light is becoming a valuable broodmare sire, with his daughters producing multiple stakes winners.

Sonia has over twenty years experience in the thoroughbred industry, including at Hunter Valley and Victorian stallion studs, equine veterinary hospitals and with racehorse trainers.

One of the better horses to come from Glen Eden’s small broodmare band is the Greg Eurell trained city winning Galaxy Raider.

Scintillo is standing at Glen Eden for a negotiable fee of $3300 (Inc. GST). Contact Sonia on 0407 811 411 or 03 5781 1411 for more information.

Melbourne Premier Yearlings 2016

The Glen Eden yearlings are all ready to inspect at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. You are more than welcome to visit us in Barn E for a chat or to view the horses.


Lot 399 - Foxwedge ex Top Classic (Colt)




Lot 424 - ALL too Hard ex With My (Filly)




Lot 582 - Hard Spun ex Galaxy Light (Colt)




Lot 613 - Foxwedge ex Loves Sarova (Filly)




Lot 696 - Mossman ex Varied (Colt)




Exciting times for Glen Eden!

One of our home bred horses GALAXY RAIDER (Hard Spun ex Galaxy Light by Way of Light) trained by Greg Eurell at Cranbourne had its first race outing at Sandown (Ladbrokes Park Lakeside) on Wednesday 13 January. After missing the start a little, he really knuckled down under Chris Symons and came from near last at the 600 metres to flash home through the field to score a very impressive one length win.  After the race, Greg Eurell said the horse is doing everything right and he is now being targeted a some strong Autumn races including the Australian Guineas at Flemington on March 5. He is raced by a large group of owners from our client base and Greg Eurell’s stable clients. 

GALAXY RAIDER’s full brother is one of our yearling draft (Lot 582) at the Inglis Melbourne Premier sale at end February.  Contact Sonia if you would like to inspect this yearling before the sales.


Galaxy Raider stretching his legs before his race

Inglis Melbourne Premier Sales news

Yearling preparation for Inglis Premier Sale is progressing well.  The horses are coping very well and are on track to make a strong presence at the sales.  Glen Eden has a five horse draft for the sales including a filly by All Too Hard ex With My (Lot 424) and a colt by Foxwedge ex Top Classic (Lot 399).  We also have colt by Hard Spun ex Galaxy Light that we bred on the farm.  Refer article about GALAXY RAIDER, this yearling’s full brother.  If you are interested in viewing any of these yearlings before they head to the sales contact Sonia to arrange a time.


The following images are of the yearlings at the beginning of their preparation. Progressive updated pictures will follow.


Steph at beginning of Prep
All Too Hard ex With My '04 Filly - Lot 424
Foxwedge colt at beginning of prep.Dec '15
Foxwedge ex Top Classic '14 Colt - Lot 399
Hard Spun Colt at beginning of prep
Hard Spun ex Galaxy Light '14 Colt - Lot 582
Loves Sarova at beginning of prep
Foxwedge ex Love's Sarova '14 Filly - Lot 613
Mossy at beginning of prep
Mossman ex Varied '14 Colt - Lot 696

What's Happening at Glen Eden?

Our draft at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale sold really well.  Even though we had a less than perfect draw in the sale we sold all five yearlings.  The standout lot was the Cape Blanco ex Athenri which sold for $85,000.  Our Reset ex Amy May colt went to Greg Eurell for $60,000.  Greg has shares for sale if you might be interested.  Other lots sold were Rothesay ex Sharp and Sassy ($47,500) Bel Esprit ex Zumbarina ($36,000), and Toorak Toff ex Layered ($20,000). 

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200 Kilmore - Glenaroua Rd
Moranding, VIC 3764 / Get route
P (03) 5781 1411
M 0407 811 411

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