Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes

The Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes is a Group 2 event held at Moonee Valley Racecourse in early September as a qualifier for the $5 million Cox Plate.

2019 Feehan Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Homesman
  • 2nd: #7 Mahamedeis
  • 3rd: #5 Best Of Days



The Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes – formerly 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, 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).

Officially registered as the John F. Feehan Stakes, the winner of the event now earns a ballot exemption for the Group 1 $5 million Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040) run back at the track in late October.

The Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes 2019 ran on Saturday September 7, 2019 and was won by the resuming favourite Homesman.

Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes
Date: Saturday September 7, 2019
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $250,000

2019 Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes Results

  • 1st: #3 Homesman
  • 2nd: #7 Mahamedeis
  • 3rd: #5 Best Of Days

The official Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes 2019 Results saw the Team Williams-raced favourite Homesman salute by 2.5 lengths to kick off his spring in his first run since a Caulfield Cup second last October.

Read more on the 2019 Feehan Stakes win by Cox Plate-bound Homesman. 

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 HOMESMAN (USA) Liam Howley Ben Melham 13 59kg $5
2 7 MAHAMEDEIS Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 2.5L 5 59kg $26
3 5 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 2.6L 12 59kg $7.50
4 8 SURPRISE BABY (NZ) Paul Preusker Jordan Childs 2.7L 10 59kg $9.50
5 14 THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 2.9L 9 58.5kg $12
6 9 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 3.4L 8 59kg $10
7 6 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Allen 4.15L 3 59kg $4.40F
8 15 KENEDNA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 4.35L 7 57kg $8
9 11 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 4.45L 6 59kg $19
10 12 MR MARATHON MAN (GB) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 4.95L 2 59kg $31
11 2 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean Peter Hall 5.05L 15 59kg $51
12 4 GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Declan Bates 5.15L 14 59kg $101
13 13 BEAU BALMAIN (GER) Jim Conlan Michael Dee 5.9L 4 59kg $71
14 10 NEUFBOSC (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 6.65L 11 59kg $31
15 1 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 6.95L 1 59kg $61

2019 Feehan Stakes Odds

The season’s best John F. Feehan Stakes 2019 odds and betting market links on the Cox Plate qualifier will be available for punters below the week of the race.

2019 Feehan Stakes Field

The official Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes 2019 Field & Barriers are announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday leading-up to the event, the full list of potential Cox Plate horses to be published below.

The 2019 Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes field attracted 15 runners including the Liam Howley-trained Homesman for owner Lloyd Williams, the horse having finished second in the event last year before winning the Underwood Stakes. Homesman hasn’t raced since his Caulfield Cup second last October, but leads Feehan Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au for his first-up run from a wide gate 13 draw.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 069x4719x0 HARLEM (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jamie Kah 1 59kg 110
2 216x5233x9 TRAP FOR FOOLS Jarrod McLean Peter Hall 15 59kg 110
3 3x16x2172x HOMESMAN (USA) Liam Howley Ben Melham 13 59kg 110
4 4840x5516x GALLIC CHIEFTAIN (FR) Archie Alexander Declan Bates 14 59kg 105
5 13211x5Nx7 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Craig Williams 12 59kg 108
6 11x60110x6 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Allen 3 59kg 109
7 1x041650x6 MAHAMEDEIS Nick Ryan Rhys McLeod 5 59kg 91
8 11514132x SURPRISE BABY (NZ) Paul Preusker Jordan Childs 10 59kg 103
9 35x42170x4 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jye McNeil 8 59kg 103
10 12112x30x8 NEUFBOSC (FR) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 11 59kg 106
11 12221x00x7 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) Chris Waller Mark Zahra 6 59kg 105
12 11x2x04105 MR MARATHON MAN (GB) Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 2 59kg 102
13 21x41x3324 BEAU BALMAIN (GER) Jim Conlan Michael Dee 4 59kg 90
14 x22470141x THE CHOSEN ONE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 9 58.5kg 95
15 1x931911x7 KENEDNA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 7 57kg 110

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 the Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes. The race name has since been changed and is officially registered as the John F. Feehan Stakes. In 2019 it ran as the Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes due to sponsorship purposes.

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 / Feehan Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Ladbrokes Feehan Stakes
1st Homesman 1 minute 37.04 seconds
2nd Mahamedeis
3rd Best Of Days
2018
Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes
1st Magic Consol 1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd Homesman
3rd Night’s Watch
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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