John F Feehan Stakes

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

2023 Feehan Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Pinstriped
  • 2nd: #13 Attrition
  • 3rd: #1 Tuvalu



The John F. 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 $500,000 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 race also serves as a nice lead-up into Caulfield’s Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m). In 2018 Homesman improved on a John F. Feehan Stakes second to win the Underwood Stakes and, later, place second in that year’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).  Homesman returned in 2019 and won the John F. Feehan first-up before a second in the Underwood.

In 2020 the John F. Feehan Stakes winner, dual Cox Plate place-getter Humidor, went on to run second in that year’s Underwood Stakes results and third in the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes.

The 2021 John F Feehan Stakes form was franked with the winner Superstorm going on to finish third in both the Underwood Stakes and Toorak Handicap before winning the Cantala Stakes – now known as the Champions Mile – that spring.

The 2022 John F Feehan Stakes winner Mr Brightside franked the form the following autumn winning the $5 million The All-Star Mile before a successful title defence in the Group 1 Doncaster Mile in 2023.

The John F. Feehan Stakes 2023 ran on Saturday September 9, 2023 and was won in style by the impressive Enver Jusufovic-trained Pinstriped ($8). 

John F. Feehan Stakes
Date: Saturday September 9, 2023
Track: Moonee Valley Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $500,000

2023 John F Feehan Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Pinstriped ($8)
  • 2nd: #13 Attrition
  • 3rd: #1 Tuvalu

The Enver Jusufovic-trained Pinstriped ($8) bought in the hot P.B. Lawrence Stakes form around Mr Brightside and was impressive late holding on to defeat the fast-finishing Attrition (2nd) and Group 1 winner Tuvalu (3rd) in the 2023 John F. Feehan Stakes results at The Valley.

Click here to read more on the good 2023 Feehan Stakes win by the Cox Plate-bound Pinstriped.

2023 Feehan Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 PINSTRIPED Enver Jusufovic Ben Allen 10 59kg $8
2 13 ATTRITION Mitchell Freedman Ben Melham 0.1L 8 58.5kg $7
3 1 TUVALU Lindsey Smith Blake Shinn 0.85L 12 59kg $4
4 6 POUNDING Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Luke Nolen 1.35L 7 59kg $10
5 9 ALASKAN GOD Daniel Morton Damien Oliver 3.85L 6 59kg $81
6 8 FORGOT YOU (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 3.95L 3 59kg $26
7 15 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) Michael Kent Ethan Brown 4.95L 5 57kg $13
8 14 LUNAR FLARE Grahame Begg Michael Dee 5.25L 1 57kg $31
9 10 GOLDMAN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jordan Childs 6.25L 9 59kg $19
10 2 EL BODEGON (IRE) Chris Waller Jye McNeil 9.5L 4 59kg $61
11 4 SAVATOXL Will Savage Ms Caitlin Jones 10.25L 13 59kg $101
12 12 VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (NZ) Liam Howley Mark Zahra 12.5L 2 58.5kg $41
13 11 GLOBE (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ms Jamie Kah 32.5L 11 59kg $3.20F
5 KING MAGNUS Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Thomas Stockdale (a) 0
3 FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) Chris Waller Craig Williams 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Feehan Stakes Betting Odds

The season’s best John F. Feehan Stakes 2023 odds and betting market links on the Cox Plate qualifier will be available for punters below the week of the race.

Mr Brightside ($1.65 in 2022) was the last favourite in Feehan Stakes betting to win.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2023 JOHN F FEEHAN STAKES ODDS (Final Field)

2023 Feehan Stakes Form

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2023 Feehan Stakes Tips

Stay tuned for our insider John F Feehan Stakes 2023 Tips on the important Cox Plate lead-up this September.

  • To Win: #1 Tuvalu ($4.80 at time of publish) – BET NOW

A number of spring cup hopefuls kick off here and will only take improvement over further, but for a horse that will relish the mile second-up with the fitness edge Tuvalu is hard to go past. Lindsey Smith’s Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) winner from last spring chases his first victory since and has form around the likes of Alligator Blood. He had a luckless two-start autumn, but showed improvement fresh this time in running an eye-catching fourth only two lengths off the winner Mr Brightside in the Group 2 P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m). That form was franked last weekend with Mr Brightside going on to win the Group 1 Memsie Stakes, and think it can be further franked by Tuvalu here.

2023 Feehan Stakes Field

The official John F. Feehan Stakes 2023 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 2023 Feehan Stakes final field features a quality line-up of Group 1-bound spring hopefuls including Toorak Handicap winner Tuvalu with the form around Mr Brightside and the current favourite Globe who is undefeated chasing a fifth career win here up in grade.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2023 Feehan Stakes field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1x312x79x4 TUVALU Lindsey Smith Blake Shinn 13 59kg 111
2 33x3x907x0 EL BODEGON (IRE) Chris Waller Jye McNeil 4 59kg 110
3 11232821×0 FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) Chris Waller Craig Williams 11 59kg 106
4 x0x110x323 SAVATOXL Will Savage Ms Caitlin Jones 15 59kg 105
5 6006×51183 KING MAGNUS Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Thomas Stockdale (a) 14 59kg 104
6 82111263×6 POUNDING Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman Luke Nolen 7 59kg 106
7 0x534113x2 PINSTRIPED Enver Jusufovic Ben Allen 10 59kg 103
8 615x4430x7 FORGOT YOU (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 3 59kg 96
9 1x60847x72 ALASKAN GOD Daniel Morton Damien Oliver 6 59kg 88
10 17x31x111x GOLDMAN (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Jordan Childs 9 59kg 103
11 1111x GLOBE (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ms Jamie Kah 12 59kg 90
12 x132x8802x VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (NZ) Liam Howley Mark Zahra 2 58.5kg 100
13 33x1152x5 ATTRITION Mitchell Freedman Ben Melham 8 58.5kg 98
14 6612x7931x LUNAR FLARE Grahame Begg Michael Dee 1 57kg 107
15 x2415931x1 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) Michael Kent Ethan Brown 5 57kg 97

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 John F. Feehan Stakes Nominations

Nominations for the John F. Feehan Stakes in 2023 close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 5291x2570x GOLD TRIP (FR) H 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1 59kg 117
2 1x312x79x4 TUVALU G 6 Lindsey Smith 2 59kg 111
3 33x3x907x0 EL BODEGON (IRE) G 5 Chris Waller 3 59kg 110
4 58x26844x4 HINGED M 5 Chris Waller 4 57kg 109
5 1177x884x6 SMOKIN’ ROMANS (NZ) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 5 59kg 108
6 6612x7931x LUNAR FLARE M 8 Grahame Begg 6 57kg 107
7 82111263×6 POUNDING G 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 7 59kg 106
8 11232821×0 FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 8 59kg 106
9 51111121×2 RIGHT YOU ARE G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 9 59kg 106
10 x0x110x323 SAVATOXL G 8 Will Savage 10 59kg 105
11 5261x407x2 MADAME POMMERY M 4 Chris Waller 11 56.5kg 104
12 6006×51183 KING MAGNUS G 8 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 12 59kg 104
13 0x534113x2 PINSTRIPED G 5 Enver Jusufovic 13 59kg 103
14 17x31x111x GOLDMAN (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 14 59kg 103
15 x132x8802x VIRTUOUS CIRCLE (NZ) H 4 Liam Howley 15 58.5kg 100
16 33x1152x5 ATTRITION H 4 Mitchell Freedman 16 58.5kg 98
17 x2415931x1 DENY KNOWLEDGE (IRE) M 6 Michael Kent 17 57kg 97
18 615x4430x7 FORGOT YOU (NZ) H 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 18 59kg 96
19 07×5245413 JIMMY THE BEAR G 5 Patrick Payne 19 59kg 96
20 700500×810 EDISON G 7 Nick Ryan 20 59kg 91
21 1111x GLOBE (NZ) G 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 21 59kg 90
22 x44138x185 ULYSSES G 7 Julius Sandhu 22 59kg 90
23 1x60847x72 ALASKAN GOD G 5 Daniel Morton 23 59kg 88

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

John F. Feehan 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 event 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.

In 2020 dual Cox Plate place-getter Humidor won first-up for the first time in his career as an eight-year-old when debuting for trainer Chris Waller of Winx fame.

Recent Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes / Feehan Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2023
John F. Feehan Stakes
1st Pinstriped 1 minute 34.79 seconds
2nd Attrition
3rd Tuvalu
2022
John F. Feehan Stakes
1st Mr Brightside 1 minute 39.18 seconds
2nd Inspirational Girl
3rd Spanish Mission
2021
John F. Feehan Stakes
1st Superstorm 1 minute 38.75 seconds
2nd Elephant
3rd The Chosen One
2020
John F. Feehan Stakes
1st Humidor 1 minute 36.18 seconds
2nd Surprise Baby
3rd Harbour Views
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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