The 2016 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes is a Group 2 event run during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival at Moonee Valley Racecourse in September. It is a mile race (1600m) with a cool half a million dollars up for grabs for the best of the weight-for-age contenders.
From 1984 up until 2004 the event was called the John F. Feehan Stakes. In 2005 though the name was changed to the Dato Tan Chin Stakes to honour the owner of some of Australia’s best ever racehorses. In 2009 the event received another makeover with the prize money bumped up from $350,000 to $500,000.
The quality of horses competing in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes has continued to increase with many going on to become true champions. In line with this, the race has grown in importance as reflected by the big jump in prize money.
Horses to win this event have gone on to claim such races as the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate.
The Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes winners list reads like a who’s who of Australian thoroughbred racing.
Mannerism was 1991 champion even before the race took on its current level of significance.
More recently there has been Sunline in 2000, Northerly in 2001 and Fields Of Omagh in 2003.
Back to back wins for Lad Of The Manor in 2005 / 2006 and more back to back wins in 2009 / 2010 with Whobegotyou.
It’s a testament to the quality of the event when you see legends such as Apache Cat (2006), Typhoon Tracy (2010) and even triple Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva (2004 / 2005) finishing in second place.
2016 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Field
The 2016 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes field will be officially released on Wednesday, August 31st and will no doubt include some of the outstanding performers we saw in the nominations. The 2016 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes field is now published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||5x0x51709x||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||John Allen||5||59kg||108|
|2||2610x5212x||THE UNITED STATES (IRE)||Robert Hickmott||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||8||59kg||111|
|3||45x21377x0||THE CLEANER||Peter Gelagotis||Steven Arnold||11||59kg||109|
|4||44475×1182||JACQUINOT BAY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damian Lane||3||59kg||104|
|5||14x8xD21x0||SIGNOFF (IRE)||Darren Weir||Harry Coffey||1||59kg||107|
|6||572217x20x||EXCESS KNOWLEDGE (GB)||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Steven King||4||59kg||106|
|7||721x0420x0||AWESOME ROCK||Leon & Troy Corstens||Stephen Baster||2||59kg||103|
|8||111110×363||MAHUTA||Darren Weir||Michael Dee (a)||14||58.5kg||105|
|9||2113061x||TAVAGO (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Ben Melham||6||58.5kg||108|
|10||117x1390x6||SUAVITO (NZ)||Nigel Blackiston||Michael Walker||10||57kg||110|
|11||333132114x||REAL LOVE||Darren Weir||Chris Parnham||7||57kg||108|
|12||410x3419x1||MISS ROSE DE LAGO||Danny O’Brien||Damien Oliver||15||57kg||105|
|13||30x25305x9||SET SQUARE||Ciaron Maher||Luke Nolen||9||57kg||105|
|14||11x45324x4||JAMEKA||Ciaron Maher||Craig Williams||13||56.5kg||105|
|15e||357x0955x3||ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ)||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||12||59kg||103|
2016 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Nominations
The 2016 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes nominations will be released on August 31st. The 2016 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes nominations will be published below.
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes since 2000 with winning times.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Awesome Rock||2 Real Love||3 Set Square||1:37.0|
|2015||1 The Cleaner||2 Bagman||3 Dibayani||1:36.3|
|2014||1 The Cleaner||2 Mourinho||3 Foreteller||1:35.9|
|2013||1 Fiorente||2 Spacecraft||3 Lidari||1:37.3|
|2012||1 Happy Trails||2 Green Moon||3 Rekindled Interest||1:35.6|
|2011||1 Rekindled Interest||2 Alcopop||3 Whobegotyou||1:39.6|
|2010||1 Whobegotyou||2 Typhoon Tracy||3 Shoot Out||1:39.6|
|2009||1 Whobegotyou||2 Mic Mac||3 Jolie’s Shinju||1:37.3|
|2008||1 Guillotine||2 Casual Pass||3 Tears I Cry||1:35.9|
|2007||1 El Segundo||2 Haradasun||3 Cinque Cento||1:36.2|
|2006||1 Lad Of The Manor||2 Apache Cat||3 Spinney||1:35.8|
|2005||1 Lad Of The Manor||2 Makybe Diva||3 Fields of Omagh||1:37.6|
|2004||1 Delzao||2 Makybe Diva||3 Studebaker||1:42.5|
|2003||1 Natural Blitz||2 Vocabulary||3 De Gaulle Lane||1:36.7|
|2002||1 Fields Of Omagh||2 Magical Miss||3 Le Zagaletta||1:40.4|
|2001||1 Northerly||2 Sunline||3 Sir Clive||1:37.1|
|2000||1 Sunline||2 Le Zagaletta||3 Citra’s Prince||1:37.9|