Dato Tan Chin Nam

Dato Tan Chin Nam

Dato Tan Chin Nam (born c. 1926) is an entrepreneur and developer in Malaysia and an owner of Australian-based Thoroughbred racehorses.

Dato Tan is reportedly one of the richest men in Malaysia and has several companies and businesses. Fact|date=October 2007 He is famous as a property developer and was involved in various projects such as Shangri-La Hotel in Malaysia, shopping centres in Singapore and Malaysia (including one of the largest shopping mall in the world 'Mid Valley' Mall in Malaysia), the renovation of Queen Victoria Building (QVB) and Capitol Theatre in Sydney. His biography released in 2006 is called "Never Say I Assume!", published by MPH, Malaysia.

Thoroughbred horse racing

The principal owner for one of Australia's most successful horse trainers, Bart Cummings, Data Tan has had a successful working relationship with Cummings for more than thirty years. He owns at least a share in most of Cummings's well known horses including Think Big, winner of back-to-back Melbourne Cups in 1974 and 1975, as well as the multiple Group One winner, Saintly.

Dato Tan owns a stud farm located along the Wingecarribee River at Burradoo, New South Wales that he named Think Big Stud.

The Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne is named in his honor.

Dato Tan is retired now, leaving his multi billion MYR business to the new generation of Tan's. His eldest grandson is currently groomed to take over the entire business after completing an impressive architecture degree in the United Kingdom.Fact|date=August 2008


* [http://www.chessbase.com/columns/column.asp?pid=142 Dato Tan Chin Nam and the game of chess in China]
* [http://www.viweb.freehosting.net/TanCN.htm February 22, 2003 article on Dato Tan Chin Nam by Thean Lee Cheng]
* [http://www.thoroughbrednews.co.nz/australia/default.asp?id=31863 "Thoroughbred News" article on Think Big Stud]

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