News About: 2011 Frank Underwood Cup

Melham takes nation’s riding honours with a treble

Melham takes nation’s riding honours with a treble

26 Nov, 2011

Melbourne jockey Ben Melham took the nation’s riding honours with a treble at the Sandown Hillside today.

The deteriorating track held no qualms for Melham, in fact the wetter it became the better his success.

The track rated dead in the morning and finished a heavy 8.

At the end of race four Melham hadn’t …

Blinkers the key to Zara winning Underwood

Blinkers the key to Zara winning Underwood

26 Nov, 2011

A dashing front running ride by Adam Hyeronimus gave Zara Dancer his first black type win in the Listed $100,000 Frank Underwood Cup (1900m) at Canterbury today.

The apprentice used up the five-year-old gelding from barrier 11 to lead early.

The unruly Tom’s Rocket applied pressure most of the way while Solid Billing, settled in …

Villiers Stakes Final Aussie Target For Ginga Dude

Villiers Stakes Final Aussie Target For Ginga Dude

21 Nov, 2011

Trainer Graeme Boyd has named the Villiers Stakes as a possible final target for Ginga Dude this preparation.

The New Zealander has one just one of six races since arriving in Australia in September, but Boyd is hopeful the eight-year-old can go out on a high.

Ginga Dude is also nominated for the Frank Underwood …