Sam racehorse Caulfield Cup winner
racehorse Uncle Sam was foaled in 1908 and was by United States out of
the mare Melly (by Newminster)
won the Caulfield
Cup in 1912 and 1914, the Memsie Stakes in 1913, the Toorak
Handicap in 1912 and ran third in the 1912 Melbourne Cup behind
was owned by prominent owner of the day William Reid after whom the
Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley is named.
1912 Caulfield Cup was worth 4000 sovereigns to the winner, 500 for
second and 250 for third.
Sam was backed from 10/1 to 7/1 before the race and he fought out
a strong duel all the way down the straight to post what was described
as a "dogged win" in race record equaling time.