Van der Hum

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Van der Hum (NZ)
Sire Hermes (GB)
Grandsire Aureole
Dam Tip O'Dawn (NZ)
Damsire Count Rendered (GB)
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1971
Country New Zealand
Colour Chestnut
Owner Messrs L H & R A Robinson & E L G Abel[1]
Trainer L H Robinson
Earnings $235,020
Major wins
1976 Melbourne Cup
Last updated on 25 May 2009
The 1976 cup that was won by Van Der Hum.

Van der Hum (31 July 1971 – 27 July 2001) was a New Zealand Thoroughbred racehorse, who won the 1976 Melbourne Cup when ridden by Bob Skelton.

He was sired by the versatile stayer and sire of the winners of over $2m, Hermes (GB), his dam Tip O'Dawn was by the good sire Count Rendered (GB).[2]

Van Der Hum was a wet track specialist, and on cup day there was a very heavy downpour on the course. The favourite was the Bart Cummings trained local Gold and Black, who came in second. Len Robinson had spent two nights prior to the 1976 Melbourne Cup in his car, armed with a shotgun, outside Van Der Hum’s stall.[3] The race was won next year by the Cups King, Bart Cummings, with Gold and Black.

Van der Hum was euthanized on 27 July 2001, four days short of his 30th birthday.[4]

See also[edit]

  1. ^ 1976 MELBOURNE CUP Retrieved on 25 May 2009
  2. ^ ASB Retrieved on 28 May 2009
  3. ^ Cambridge celebrates Melbourne Cup-winning heritage Retrieved on 28 May 2009
  4. ^ "Van der Hum put down". Manawatu Evening Standard. 28 July 2001. p. 15. 

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