PB Lawrence Stakes

The PB Lawrence Stakes is a Group 2 event held at Caulfield Racecourse in August.

2019 PB Lawrence Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The PB Lawrence Stakes is the first Group 2 race during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Held at Caulfield Racecourse in mid-August, the 1400m event is held on the same day as the Group 3 Vain Stakes (1100m) for colts and geldings and the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) for the fillies. Worth $200,000 in prize money, the weight-for-age race is open to all horses aged three years and over.

Formerly known as the JJ Liston Stakes, the race name was changed to the P.B. Lawrence Stakes in 2010.

The PB Lawrence Stakes is a nice lead up race to the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) held a fortnight later at Caulfield, which marks the start of elite level racing for the new season in Melbourne. The only horse to manage the P.B. Lawrence Stakes/Memsie Stakes double in the past 30 years is Regal Roller (2004). The PB Lawrence Stakes generally attracts an above average group of gallopers many eyeing a tougher run in something like October’s Group 1 W.S. Cox Plate (2040m) at Moonee Valley later in the season.

PB Lawrence Stakes
Date: Saturday August 17, 2019
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2019 PB Lawrence Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2019 PB Lawrence Stakes Odds

Betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au offering the top PB Lawrence Stakes 2019 odds this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

2019 PB Lawrence Stakes Field

The official PB Lawrence Stakes 2019 field and barriers featuring a host of Group 1 bound gallopers will be announced by Racing Victoria the Wednesday leading-up to the race and detailed below.

PB Lawrence Nominations

PB Lawrence Stakes 2019 nominations close the Monday of race week with the full list of early entries to be published here once announced.

PB Lawrence Stakes History

First won by One Up in 1949, the JJ Liston Stakes was a 10 furlong race until 1968 when it became a 7 furlong race until 1972. After it became a 1400m race, it was quickly elevated to Group Two status. Since its inauguration, Tauto has been the only horse to successfully win two races in 1971 and 1972. The 2007 winner Apache Cat ran a successful campaign after his PB Lawrence Stakes win as he ran second in the Makybe Diva Stakes and then won several Group 1 races. Apache Cat also holds the race’s fastest winning time record with 1 minute 22.1 seconds.

Plenty of classy horses have won the PB Lawrence Stakes in recent years including five-time Group 1 winner Shoot Out who went on to win dual editions of Sydney’s Chipping Norton Stakes and Cox Plate / Melbourne Cup placegetter Hartnell.

Recent PB Lawrence Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
PB Lawrence Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
PB Lawrence Stakes
1st Showtime 1 minute 23.6 seconds
2nd Hartnell
3rd Widgee Turf
2017
PB Lawrence Stakes
1st Hartnell 1 minute 24.0 seconds
2nd Charmed Harmony
3rd Black Heart Bart
2016
PB Lawrence Stakes
1st Miss Rose De Lago 1 minute 24.8 seconds
2nd Jacquinot Bay
3rd Entirely Platinum
2015
PB Lawrence Stakes
1st Mourinho 1 minute 23.54 seconds
2nd The Cleaner
3rd Dibayani
2014
PB Lawrence Stakes
1st Star Rolling 1 minute 24.37 seconds
2nd Spillway
3rd Gig
2013
PB Lawrence Stakes
1st Puissance De Lune 1 minute 24.26 seconds
2nd Ajeeb
3rd Second Effort
2012
PB Lawrence Stakes
1st Second Effort 1 minute 27.67 seconds
2nd Zamorar
3rd Ready To Rip
2011
PB Lawrence Stakes
1st Whobegotyou 1 minute 23.9 seconds
2nd Lights Of Heaven
3rd Prince Obama
2010
JJ Liston Stakes
1st Shoot Out 1 minute 27.28 seconds
2nd Predatory Pricer
3rd Heart Of Dreams
2009
JJ Liston Stakes
1st Predatory Pricer 1 minute 23.4 seconds
2nd Whobegotyou
3rd Typhoon Tracy
2008
JJ Liston Stakes
1st Light Fantastic 1 minute 24.7 seconds
2nd Weekend Hussler
3rd Maldivian
2007
JJ Liston Stakes
1st Apache Cat 1 minute 22.1 seconds
2nd Marasco
3rd Maldivian
2006
JJ Liston Stakes
1st Pompeii Ruler 1 minute 23.6 seconds
2nd Red Dazzler
3rd Our Smoking Joe
2005
JJ Liston Stakes
1st Lad Of The Manor 1 minute 27.9 seconds
2nd Our Smoking Joe
3rd Super Elegant
2004
JJ Liston Stakes
1st Regal Roller 1 minute 26.3 seconds
2nd Amtrak
3rd Le Zagaletta
2003
JJ Liston Stakes
1st Super Elegant 1 minute 24.4 seconds
2nd Vocabulary
3rd Walk On Air
2002
JJ Liston Stakes
1st Sports 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Le Zagaletta
3rd Tully Thunder
2001
JJ Liston Stakes
1st Le Zagaletta 1 minute 25.5 seconds
2nd Inaflury
3rd Umrum
2000
JJ Liston Stakes
1st Skoozi Please 1 minute 25.2 seconds
2nd Go Flash Go
3rd Ad Alta

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