The Straight Six Race Information

The Straight Six is a 1200 metre open handicap race run by the Victoria Racing Club in May. It is held at Flemington as the feature event of the meeting.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Open handicap
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $175,000
  • Date: Saturday 18 May 2024

The Straight Six Race History

See the 2024 Straight Six Preview and results.

See the 2023 Straight Six Preview and results.

See the 2022 Straight Six Preview and results.

See the 2021 Straight Six Preview and results.

The race was first held as a Listed race over 1200m at Flemington in 1979 when it was won by Caledonian Planet. It is held over the straight 1200m course at Flemington which is ideal for sprint races.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Nautical (2016)

Multiple winners:  Lonely Dreamer (1989 & 1991)

Fastest time (1200m): Tashbeeh (2017) 1:08:55

Interesting trivia: 2021 winner Romancer started at 125 to 1.

Past winners of The Straight Six

Winners of past The Straight Six’s include horses that go on to win major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Who Dares Nicolini Vito Maharba
2023 It’sourtime D’jumbuck Prowling
2022 Ocean Beyond Crestani On The Lead
2021 Romancer I’m Telling Ya Irish Songs
2020 Great Again Rich Charm Home Of The Brave
2019 Order Of Command Milwaukee Sirius Suspect
2018 First Among Equals Divine Quality Knowable
2017 Tashbeeh Yesterday’s Songs Tried And Tired
2016 Nautical Whistle Baby Odyssey Moon
2015 Lumosty Le Bonsir Reparations
2014 Lonhspresso Le Bonsir Essay Raider
2013 Mister Milton By The Way That’s The One
2012 Curtana Stratcombe Rocking Force
2011 Dubleanny Perturbo Rocky Times
2010 Catapulted Eight Bills El Mandon
2009 Midnight Mustang Grand Sasso Augusta Proud
2008 Sunburnt Land Soaressa Monet Rules
2007 Dr Nipandtuck Miss Mooney Mooney Hanna Rossa
2006 Miss Andretti Stratton Place Straight Legs
2005 Songs Of Vienna Via De Lago Cahuita
2004 Regent Street Super Impressive Sensational Spot
2003 Arena Valadora Sir Chuckle Lock The Key
2002 Princesa Lewinsky Rapid Waters
2001 Intelligent Star Crystal Finale Chattanooga
2000 Rancho Spark Emotional Success Ruscidi
1999 River Affair French Clock Emigrant
1998 Classic Day All Enquiries Manhattan Von
1997 Another Excuse Century Blazer Apple Danish
1996 Royal Discard Alpiner Regalteer
1995 Campaign Warrior Mister Elegant Sir Boom
1994 Colbranat Springhill Lad Draft Choice