Uncle Remus (horse)

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Uncle Remus
Sire Bandmaster
Grandsire Sovereign Path
Dam Tusitala
Damsire Talismano
Sex Colt
Foaled 1974
Country New Zealand
Colour Brown
Owner K F Clotworthy & Mrs G M Donaldson
Racing colors Tangerine, Black Band, Royal Blue Armbands and Cap
Trainer Colin Jillings
Record 28:15-4-1
Earnings $137,275
Major wins
New Zealand Derby (1978)
New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1977)
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.