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Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes

Winners & Past Results for the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes

Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes

The Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes is an open race for weight for age contenders hosted by the Moonee Valley Racing Club during the spring racing carnival in Melbourne in September.

The 1600 meter event at the tight Moonee Valley Track offers prize money worth $300,000.

The race is known to produce WS Cox Plate, Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup placegetters and winners over the years and serves as a handy form guide for race goers. The pivotal spring race is held in honour of the owner of some of the country's best race horses and takes place on the same day as the Group 2 WH Stocks Stakes. Another feature of the day is the Group 3 Ian McEwen Stakes.

The winners list over the years virtually includes the best names in Australian thoroughbred racing history which includes Fields of Omagh, winner of the 2002 title and two WS Cox Plates in 2003 and 2006. Winner in 2001, Northerly also won the Cox Plate in 2001 and 2002 along with the 2002 Caulfield Cup.

The world's highest earning mare of her time, Sunline, won the 2000 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes and the 1999 and 2000 WS Cox Plate, which is a clear indicator of the significance and quality of this event.

The invincible Makybe Diva was runner up in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes in 2004 and 2005 in addition to her three Melbourne Cup wins.

Other formidable champions to win include Lad Of The Manor with back to back wins in 2005-06 who got the better of Makybe Diva and Apache Cat respectively. Whobegotyou also won two titles in 2009-10 while Lawman achieved the feat earlier in 1981-82. Shorengro came back thrice to lift the title between1968-70.

Other topliners to win the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes include Rubiton in 1987, Better Loosen Up in 1990, Mannerism in 1991, Naturalism in 1992, Aerosmith in 1998, and Delzao in 2004.

Horses that place well in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes may fancy an outing in the Group 1 Underwood Stakes and Yalumba Stakes. 2009 winner, Whobegotyou, was runner up in the Underwood Stakes and continued his form to win the Yalumba Stakes.

In 2010, the gelding repeated his fine form in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes and Yalumba Stakes once again. El Segundo, winner in 2007 also won the WS Cox Plate later during the spring carnival.

For punters, the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes is undoubtedly an event to watch closely in order to pick out future winners during the season.

2013 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes

As the horses jostled for position $51 outsider Spacecraft won the race for the early lead, taking the field along at a decent pace. The highly fancied Fiorente was towards the rear of the field as they settled, with Lidari not far away. Spacecraft relaxed mid-race before upping the ante coming into the straight, while Fiorente, who had gradually improved, was a little off-balance rounding the turn. Fiorente finally got into stride and started to chase down Spacecraft who threatened to pull off a big upset, but Fiorente had an edge in class and just got there in the end. Lidari finished with a nicely judged inside run to take third.

2013 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes result

1. Fiorente
2. Spacecraft
3. Lidari

Then came:

4. Super Cool
5. Bass Strait
6. Sangster
7. Desert Wizard
8. Hornet's Nest
9. Ajeeb
10. Seville

Year Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes Winners
2013 Fiorente
2012 Happy Trails
2011 Rekindled Interest
2010 Whobegotyou
2009 Whobegotyou
2008 Guillotine
2007 El Segundo
2006 Lad Of The Manor
2005 Lad Of The Manor
2004 Delzao
2003 Natural Blitz
2002 Fields Of Omagh
2001 Northerly
2000 Sunline
1999 Inaflury
1998 Aerosmith
1997 Arctic Scent
1996 Toil
1995 Beaux Art
1994 Tristalove
1993 Palace Reign
1992 Naturalism
1991 Mannerism
1990 Better Loosen Up
1989 Our Westminster
1988 Our Poetic Prince
1987 Rubiton
1986 Dazzling Duke
1985 King Delamere
1984 Penny Edition
1983 Strawberry Road
1982 Lawman
1981 Lawman
1980 Arbogast
1979 Gondolier
1978 So Called
1977 Vice Regal
1976 Wave King
1975 Tontonan
1974 Arama
1973 Audaciter
1972 Grand Scale
1972 Jan's Beau
1971 Upstairs
1970 Shorengro
1969 Shorengro
1968 Shorengro
1967 Bellition
1966 not held
1965 Winfreux
1964 Heroic Stone
1963 Sometime
1962 Royal Belltor
1961 Mardene
1960 not held
1959 Malarno
1958 Summalu
1957 On Parade
1956 Arlunya
1955 Townsville
1954 Rising Fast
1953 Quite Talk
1952 Zezette
1951 Iron Duke
1950 Chicquita
1949 Ellerslie
1948 Phoibos
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