As the Resimax Group Rapid Racing Race Day celebrates racing down the famous Flemington straight, we look at the stars who stopped the clock over 1000-metres, 1100-metres and the ‘straight six’ 1200-metres.
It certainly isn’t surprising to see Black Caviar topping the list here as she thrilled the crowds at Flemington over the short courses.
Special, a speedster of the last 1980s who kept the 1000-metre record until Black Caviar set her sizzling time in 2012, held the mark before the introduction of times narrowing down to one-hundredth of a second in
the late 90s.
|2013 Lightning Stakes G!
|2012 Lightning Stakes G1
|1988 Lightning Stakes G1
|1992 Lightning Stakes G1
|2000 Lightning Stakes G1
The Mick Price-trained Loveyamadly broke the then nearly 11-year-old 1100-metre record two weeks after Black Caviar set a new mark for
The previous record holder, Don’t Tell Tom, made four career appearances at Flemington for one victory in December 2004 – a significant one on the times register, too.
|2013 Fillies & Mares SW&P
|Don't Tell Tom
|2004 Open Handicap
|2020 Poseidon Stakes L
More than two decades on and Iglesia’s record still stands, and such is the finite impact of ‘laser-like’ timing that Rubitano – a smart straight performer in his own right - had gone so narrowly close.
And, Black Caviar, not far off on the table over 1200-metres in one of her many crowning victories that included Australia’s most prestigious sprint, the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap.
|2001 Standish Handicap G3
|2002 Salinger Stakes G1
|2011 Newmarket Handicap G1