Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes

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

2018 Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The 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).

The Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes 2018 took place on September 8, 2018.

Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes
Date: September 8, 2018, 2018
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $250,000

2018 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Results

Check out the official 2018 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Results & Finishing Order below upon the conclusion of the race.

2018 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Field

The 2018 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes field was released on Wednesday September 6 and features two Darren Weir favourites in Japanese import Ambitious and New Zealand five-year old gelding Night’s Watch.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 290x1304x2 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 9 59kg 113
2 5x0x92834x AMBITIOUS (JPN) Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 2 59kg 109
3 065214411x MAGIC CONSOL Paul Preusker Jordan Childs 7 59kg 98
4 18x6427x34 ODEON (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damien Thornton 1 59kg 98
5 2x11x5x0x0 RED CARDINAL (IRE) Darren Weir Harry Coffey 4 59kg 107
6 412153x16x HOMESMAN (USA) Liam Howley Ben Melham 3 59kg 105
7 6412141×21 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) Darren Weir John Allen 5 59kg 96
8 2741x780x0 MIGHTY BOSS Mick Price Noel Callow 11 58.5kg 104
9 1111x1160x BONNEVAL (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Regan Bayliss 8 57kg 112
10 2249x1110x SPANISH REEF Ken Keys Dwayne Dunn 6 57kg 104
11 2343x312x6 HIYAAM (NZ) Mick Price Michael Dee 10 56.5kg 103

2018 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Nominations

The 2018 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes nominations closed on Monday August 27 and featured a host of top weight-for-age runners including defending New Zealand champion, Bonneval.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 290x1304x2 HARTNELL (GB) G 8 James Cummings 1 59kg 113
2 5x0x92834x AMBITIOUS (JPN) H 7 Anthony Freedman 2 59kg 109
3 34100x21x0 BOOM TIME H 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 3 59kg 109
4 1111x1160x BONNEVAL (NZ) M 5 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman 4 57kg 112
5 2741x780x0 MIGHTY BOSS H 4 Mick Price 5 58.5kg 104
6 7x77326x97 SEABURGE H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6 59kg 96
7 21x21x214x ADMIRE ROBSON (JPN) H 5 Darren Weir 7 59kg 98
8 2343x312x6 HIYAAM (NZ) M 4 Mick Price 8 56.5kg 103
9 065214411x MAGIC CONSOL G 9 Paul Preusker 9 59kg 98
10 925041x8x7 THE TAJ MAHAL (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 10 59kg 107
11 18x6427x34 ODEON (NZ) G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 11 59kg 98
12 2x11x5x0x0 RED CARDINAL (IRE) G 7 Darren Weir 12 59kg 107
13 3x251711x8 SOPRESSA M 4 Darren Weir 13 56.5kg 97
14 2249x1110x SPANISH REEF M 5 Ken Keys 14 57kg 104
15 412153x16x HOMESMAN (USA) G 5 Liam Howley 15 59kg 105
16 212x04331x RISING RED (NZ) G 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 16 59kg 99
17 214x1331x1 DIVINE UNICORN (GB) G 5 Matthew Dunn 17 59kg 99
18 6412141×21 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 18 59kg 96
19 0x02054025 RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ) G 9 Michael Moroney 19 59kg 98
20 x2x115627x ORDEROFTHEGARTER (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 20 59kg 98
21 07x5x8650x SIR ISAAC NEWTON (GB) G 7 Liam Howley 21 59kg 101
22 213x86x2x EXEMPLAR (IRE) H 5 Liam Howley 22 59kg 85

Check out the full official 2018 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Nominations now.

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.Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes History

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
2018
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Bonneval 1 minute 37.33 seconds
2nd Abbey Marie
3rd Rhythm To Spare
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

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