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Uncle Remus (horse)


Uncle Remus
Sire Bandmaster
Dam Tusitala
Grandsire Sovereign Path
Damsire Talismano
Gender Colt
Foaled 1974
Country New Zealand
Color Brown
Owner K F Clotworthy & Mrs G M Donaldson
Trainer Colin Jillings
Record 28:15-4-1
Earnings $137,275
Uncle Remus is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Tusitala by Bandmaster. He was born around 1974 in New Zealand.
Major wins
New Zealand Derby (1978)
New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1977)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on February 26, 2008

Uncle Remus was a champion Thoroughbred racehorse who won the New Zealand Derby and New Zealand 2000 Guineas in the 1977-78 season. He is rated among the best Derby winners of the last 30 years.

Uncle Remus was trained by Colin Jillings, who in his illustrious training career had five Derby victories, but it is probably fair to say that none of the other four winners had the same amount of ability as Uncle Remus.

Perhaps overshadowed by Balmerino, whose deeds in the Northern Hemisphere were constantly in the headlines, Uncle Remus was a great horse in his own right, as shown by his impressive record of 15 wins from just 28 starts.

Following his racing career he was reasonably successful at stud, but never sired a horse with anything like his own ability.


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