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Alwin Tan spent five years (from 2002 to 2006) in Kentucky where the former Air Force regular started from scratch as a “hotwalker” before learning the fine art of horse-training with John Ward, Murray Johnson and Don Burnett. Following a job offer from Kranji trainer Hideyuki Takaoka, Tan returned to Singapore in 2006 with an assistant-trainer’s licence. He then joined trainer Sam Chua for another two years before finally branching out on his own in December 2009. Tan kept making his presence felt in the training ranks, so much so he finished twice runner-up in 2014 and 2015 before he finally went one better in 2016, capturing his first champion trainer title on 90 winners, 13 clear of Patrick Shaw. Tan's trophy cabinet also filled up over the years. He captured his first “black type” win in March 2013 when SPEEDY CAT won the Group 3 Merlion Trophy on Polytrack. He actually went on to make it three-in-a-row in that race with EL PADRINO winning the next two renewals (he won a fourth one with INFANTRY in 2017). EL PADRINO gave Tan another milestone when he scored a historic win in the inaugural Asia Challenge Cup in Seoul in August 2014. But Tan's best horse to-date is WAR AFFAIR who completed a clean sweep of the Singapore Three-Year-Old Challenge and two Legs of the Singapore Triple Crown series, the Panasonic Kranji Mile and Raffles Cup, only missing out on the third Leg, the Longines Singapore Gold Cup in 2014. The next year, WAR AFFAIR carried on in the same rich vein with a first-up win in the Lion City Cup before bagging the first two Legs of the Singapore Four-Year-Old Challenge, the Stewards' Cup and the Patron's Bowl. In 2017, Tan landed his first Emirates Singapore Derby win with INFANTRY.
Panasonic Kranji Mile 2014, 2017

Emirates Singapore Derby 2017
JBBA Moonbeam Vase 2017
Colonial Chief Stakes 2017, 2018
Merlion Trophy 2013, 2014, 2015
, 2017
Landex Cup 2016
Juvenile Championship 2016 
Dester Singapore Three-Year-Old Sprint 2016
Saas Fee Stakes 2015
Patron's Bowl 2015
Stewards' Cup 2013, 2015
Lion City Cup 2015
Raffles Cup 2014
Woodlands Handicap 2014
Singapore Guineas 2014
Singapore Three Year Old Classic 2014
Singapore Three Year Old Sprint 2014
Stable Block 103B,
Singapore Racecourse,
1 Turf Club Avenue,
Singapore 738078


Nationality Singaporean Born In Year 1969
Current Year Statistic Statistics from 01/01/2016 - 20/11/2019
Wins 28 Wins 210
Wins % 6.95% Wins % 9.19%

Horses Trained