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BEN MELHAM

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Beginning his career in 2003, Ben Melham was apprenticed to Darren Weir and then Hall Of Fame trainer Lee Freedman.
Rising through the Victorian jockey ranks over the years, it was in 2010/11 that Ben Melham first rode over 100 winners for the season.
In that same year, Melham claimed his first Group 1 win aboard champion mare Black Caviar in the Patinack Farm Classic which was also the first of many Group 1 victories for her.
In 2017 Ben Melham took out one of the biggest races in the country when winning the Group 1 Golden Slipper on She Will Reign, producing a daring ride to win the feature race.

First Runner 21 Sep 2003
Rocket Fuel (Aus)  
Mildura (Aus)  |  Mildura Grand Hotel Mdn Plte
First Win 18 Oct 2003
She's Millie (Aus)
Avoca (Aus)  |  Mdn Plte (2)
Best Horse :
BLACK CAVIAR (Timeform Rating 136)
BEL ESPRIT (AUS)  HELSINGE (AUS)  [By DESERT SUN (GB)]
First Group Win (G1):
BLACK CAVIAR (06 Nov 2010)
BEL ESPRIT (AUS)  HELSINGE (AUS)  [By DESERT SUN (GB)]

BEN MELHAM's Career

Latest Rides

FPDateCourseRunnerDivTypeDistancePM AUD $TrainerTime
8 of 1213 Aug 2022CAULUNANIMOUS$7.0BM841400m$130,000CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE1:23.22
6 of 913 Aug 2022CAULUNCLE BRYN$7.53U OPEN G21400m$300,000TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG1:22.67
6 of 1013 Aug 2022CAULSINAWANN$9.04U OPEN LR1200m$175,000A & S FREEDMAN1:08.44
4 of 1313 Aug 2022CAULLADY LAGUNA$8.03F OPEN G31100m$200,000ANNABEL NEASHAM1:02.44
1 of 1013 Aug 2022CAULI AM BENE$4.3BM781200m$80,000ANDREW CLARKEN1:08.93
4 of 1112 Aug 2022GEELCOGENT$4.53U RST641741m$37,500GREG EURELL1:51.51
2 of 612 Aug 2022GEELSIR MAXIMUS$3.03U CL11330m$37,500LINDSEY SMITH1:24.01
5 of 912 Aug 2022GEELSUPREME THUNDER$4.53U RST641430m$37,500MATTHEW WILLIAMS1:28.60
4 of 712 Aug 2022GEELBURNT BY BERNIE$7.03CG MDN1230m$37,500K CORSTENS1:13.82
6 of 1410 Aug 2022SANHIT'S TRUE$4.03U BM701800m$55,000JASON WARREN1:51.90

Trainer Statistics

Last 100 Runners
Career
Trainer NameWinsWin (%)PlacesPlace (%)RidesPM AUD $G1(w)G2(w)G3(w)LR(w)ROI
MATT LAURIE 640.0%360.0%15$183,6750000$1.40
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE 433.3%466.7%12$290,1500100$2.52
MICK PRICE & MICHAEL KENT JNR 457.1%171.4%7$95,8000000$1.56
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG 233.3%150.0%6$68,8500000$2.54
CINDY ALDERSON 240.0%280.0%5$85,5500000$1.00
SHEA EDEN 125.0%025.0%4$46,9500000$1.62
MATTHEW WILLIAMS 150.0%050.0%2$42,3750000$6.00
DANNY O'BRIEN 150.0%050.0%2$21,8500000$1.06
ENVER JUSUFOVIC 1100.0%0100.0%1$19,2500000$3.25
ANDREW NOBLET 1100.0%0100.0%1$27,5000000$2.38
ANDREW CLARKEN 1100.0%0100.0%1$44,0000000$4.25
ROBERT HICKMOTT 1100.0%0100.0%1$71,5000000$1.57
A & S FREEDMAN 00.0%350.0%6$28,2000000-
LINDSEY SMITH 00.0%125.0%4$11,6000000-
DAVID BRIDEOAKE 00.0%133.3%3$28,0000000-
Trainer NameWinsWin (%)PlacesPlace (%)RidesPM AUD $G1(w)G2(w)G3(w)LR(w)ROI
JASON WARREN 11517.8%14139.6%647$2,997,6420124$0.94
DARREN WEIR 10112.8%19137.0%790$3,390,2042112$0.60
MATT LAURIE 8418.5%10341.3%453$3,146,6681031$1.04
LEE FREEDMAN 5417.9%8345.5%301$1,692,3290102$0.83
PETER MOODY 4017.5%6144.1%229$3,144,6504121$0.98
ROBERT SMERDON 3615.0%6040.0%240$1,265,7450001$0.82
LEE & ANTHONY FREEDMAN 3123.7%3348.9%131$1,663,9680022$1.02
CHRIS WALLER 2615.2%3837.4%171$2,244,9200410$0.93
CIARON MAHER & DAVID EUSTACE 2631.3%1650.6%83$1,859,6900310$1.89
DANNY O'BRIEN 2510.4%5934.9%241$1,835,9080100$0.57
MATTHEW WILLIAMS 2017.9%1632.1%112$420,6330000$1.05
DAVID BRIDEOAKE 1917.6%2843.5%108$844,9910011$1.13
ANDREW NOBLET 1917.6%2036.1%108$556,7960000$1.14
ANTHONY FREEDMAN 1920.7%2547.8%92$3,018,1182111$1.13
COLIN & CINDY ALDERSON 1711.1%3534.0%153$887,8000000$0.70

Seasons Summary Statistics

SeasonWinsWin (%)PlacesPlace (%)RidesPM AUD $G1(w)G2(w)G3(w)LR(w)ROI
2022/23415.4%638.5%26$206,4800000$0.52
2021/222125.6%1746.3%82$1,116,1500100$1.23
2020/214417.1%6140.9%257$4,863,7500272$1.02
2019/207616.0%11339.8%475$6,488,3821333$0.81
2018/195817.6%7941.5%330$6,495,1851742$1.15
2017/186013.2%9634.4%454$6,701,8192334$0.73
2016/174511.7%7631.5%384$7,390,0403521$0.95
2015/167314.3%13540.7%511$4,981,3511043$0.79
2014/157314.6%10535.7%499$4,174,6623264$0.91
2013/144814.9%7036.6%322$2,115,1621110$0.91
Overall126813.4%209622.1%9464$67,881,54717293837$0.80