Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes

The 2016 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes is a Group 2 event held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in early September.

Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes News

Awesome Rock to Gallop at Moonee Valley Ahead of Cox Plate 2016

Awesome Rock to Gallop at Moonee Valley Ahead of Cox Plate 2016

Talented entire Awesome Rock will been given another look at the Moonee Valley track before taking his place in Saturday’s featured 2016 Cox Plate (2040m).

Awesome Rock will gallop at Moonee Valley before taking his place in the 2016 Cox Plate field. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

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The 2016 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes, named after the great horse owner Dato Tan Chin Nam, is one of the major lead up races in the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

Held in early September, the 1600m mile event is a weight-for-age race that offers $250,000 in prize money. Run at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne, the race has produced a number of Cox Plate winners in recent years including Northerly (1st in 2001), Makybe Diva (2nd in 2005) and  El Segundo (1st in 2007).

Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes
Date: September 3, 2016
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $250,000

2016 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Field

The 2016 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes field was released on Wednesday August 31 followed by Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes betting markets at Ladbrokes.com.au with Melbourne Cup winning trainer Darren Weir represented by four final acceptances including early favourite – Japanese import Tosen Stardom.

2016 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Nominations

The 2016 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes nominations closed on Monday August 29 and featured a host of top weight-for-age runners including the dual defending champion The Cleaner.

Check out the full official 2016 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Nominations now.

Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes History

First run in 1948 and won by Phoibos, the event was originally known as the JF Feehan Stakes for many years until 2005 when it was changed to its current name. Run as an 8 furlong race until 1971 and a principal race until 1978, the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes has also been a guide to the Bletchingly Stakes, JJ Liston Stakes, Mackinnon Stakes, Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup.

Won by Lawman in 1981-82, Lad of the Manor repeated this dual success in 2005-06 however the greatest winner of the race was Shorengro which won in three consecutive years from 1968 to 1970. Since 1988, the fastest horses to blitz the race were Our Westminster and Our Poetic Prince in 1988 and 1989. Both horses amazingly won in 1 minute 33.1 seconds. With almost ten seconds added to that record, 2004 Delzao won the stakes in the slowest time of 1 minute 42.5 seconds.

Recent Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Awesome Rock 1 minute 37 seconds
2nd Real Love
3rd Set Square
2015
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st The Cleaner 1 minute 36.30 seconds
2nd Bagman
3rd Dibayani
2014
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st The Cleaner 1 minute 35.94 seconds
2nd Mourinho
3rd Foreteller
2013
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Fiorente 1 minute 37.28 seconds
2nd Spacecraft
3rd Lidari
2012
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Happy Trails 1 minute 35.56 seconds
2nd Green Moon
3rd Rekindled Interest
2011
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Rekindled Interest 1 minute 37.67 seconds
2nd Alcopop
3rd Whobegotyou
2010
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Whobegotyou 1 minute 39.67 seconds
2nd Typhoon Tracy
3rd Shoot Out
2009
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Whobegotyou 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Mic Mac
3rd Jolie’s Shinju
2008
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Guillotine 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Casual Pass
3rd Tears I Cry
2007
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st El Segundo 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Haradasun
3rd Cinque Cento
2006
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Lad Of The Manor 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Apache Cat
3rd Spinney
2005
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Lad Of The Manor 1 minute 37.6 seconds
2nd Makybe Diva
3rd Fields Of Omagh
2004
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Delzao 1 minute 42.5 seconds
2nd Makybe Diva
3rd Studebaker
2003
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Natural Blitz 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd Vocabulary
3rd De Gaulle Lane
2002
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Fields Of Omagh 1 minute 40.4 seconds
2nd Magical Miss
3rd Le Zagaletta
2001
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Northerly 1 minute 37.1 seconds
2nd Sunline
3rd Sir Clive
2000
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Sunline 1 minute 37.9 seconds
2nd Le Zagaletta
3rd Citra’s Prince