Van der Hum
|Van der Hum (NZ)|
|Dam||Tip O'Dawn (NZ)|
|Damsire||Count Rendered (GB)|
|Owner||Messrs L H & R A Robinson & E L G Abel|
|Trainer||L H Robinson|
|Van der Hum (NZ) is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Tip O'Dawn (NZ) by Hermes (GB). He was born around 1971 in New Zealand.|
|1976 Melbourne Cup|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on 25 May 2009|
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).
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. The race was won next year by the Cups King, Bart Cummings, with Gold and Black.