Gatum Gatum

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Gatum Gatum
Sire Star Of Baroda (GB)
Grandsire Nearco (ITY)
Dam Certa Ceta (AUS)
Damsire Merry Mathew (GB)
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1958
Country Australia
Colour Brown
Owner Malcolm Reid
Trainer Graeme Heagney
Major wins
1961 South Australian Derby
1963 Melbourne Cup
Last updated on 30 December 2012

Gatum Gatum was an Australian Thoroughbred racehorse who won the 1963 Melbourne Cup.

Despite winning the 1961 SAJC South Australian Derby as a three-year-old and a second placing in the 1963 Caulfield Cup he carried just 7 st 12 lb (50 kg) to victory in the Cup.[1]

His owner, Malcolm Reid had bred the 1945 Melbourne Cup winner Rainbird but had sold her as a filly to his brother Clifford.[2]


  1. ^ Rolfe, C. (2008). Winners of the Melbourne Cup. Red Dog ISBN 9781742035093, p. 251-2
  2. ^ Pollard, J. (1988). Australian Horse Racing. Angus & Robertson Publishers ISBN 0-207-15467-8, p. 464