PB Lawrence Stakes

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

2021 PB Lawrence Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Sierra Sue
  • 2nd: #3 Angel Of Truth
  • 3rd: #6 Red Can Man



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 $300,000 in prize money as of 2021, 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.

The 2021 PB Lawrence Stakes ran on Saturday August 14, 2021 and was won by Mildrua Cup winning mare Sierra Sue. 

PB Lawrence Stakes
Date: Saturday August 14, 2021
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000

2021 PB Lawrence Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Sierra Sue
  • 2nd: #3 Angel Of Truth
  • 3rd: #6 Red Can Man

The Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young-trained mare Sierra Sue ($8) was excellent coming down the outside three-wide no cover to run over the top of her rivals and take out the PB Lawrence Stakes 2021 results ahead of the Group 1 Memsie Stakes later in the month.

Click here to read more on the eye-catching 2021 PB Lawrence Stakes win by Sierra Sue.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 10 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 5 57kg $8
2 3 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 1.25L 6 59kg $31
3 6 RED CAN MAN David Brideoake Ben Melham 1.35L 10 59kg $5
4 4 SUPERSTORM Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 1.55L 7 59kg $8
5 1 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Ms Jamie Kah 1.75L 2 59kg $6.50
6 8 NONCONFORMIST Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 3L 4 59kg $12
7 5 ARCHEDEMUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 3.5L 9 59kg $17
8 2 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 5L 8 59kg $3.70F
9 9 DO YOU RECKON Julius Sandhu Beau Mertens 7L 3 59kg $151
10 7 SANSOM (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ben Allen 8.75L 1 59kg $10

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 PB Lawrence Stakes Odds

Betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au offering the top PB Lawrence Stakes 2021 odds this Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Savatiano ($5 in 2020) was the last favourite in the PB Lawrence Stakes odds to salute for the punters, following on from the 2019 win by fellow mare Mystic Journey who also jumped the punters’ pick.

2021 PB Lawrence Stakes Field

The official PB Lawrence Stakes 2021 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.

The 2021 PB Lawrence Stakes final field features 10 weight-for-age spring hopefuls led by Group 1 CF Orr Stakes winner at the track / distance Streets Of Avalon racing second-up off a devastatingly close second in the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the 2021 P.B. Lawrence Stakes field and betting market.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 009221420x BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Ms Jamie Kah 2 59kg 106
2 984x1167x2 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 8 59kg 110
3 593x66538x ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 6 59kg 102
4 122x90736x SUPERSTORM Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 7 59kg 104
5 x3721x591x ARCHEDEMUS Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Fred Kersley 9 59kg 104
6 73246×7163 RED CAN MAN David Brideoake Ben Melham 10 59kg 101
7 34x11476x1 SANSOM (NZ) Phillip Stokes Ben Allen 1 59kg 104
8 3719x3502x NONCONFORMIST Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 4 59kg 100
9 6151721×00 DO YOU RECKON Julius Sandhu Beau Mertens 3 59kg 79
10 0x97x06041 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 5 57kg 99

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 PB Lawrence Nominations

PB Lawrence Stakes 2021 nominations close the Monday of race week with the full list of early entries to be published here once announced.

The autumn’s Group 1 C.F. Orr Stakes winner Streets Of Avalon is all-in favourite of the 10 gallopers making up the early 2021 P.B. Lawrence Stakes nominations for the feature race at Caulfield this weekend.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 593x66538x ANGEL OF TRUTH G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 102
2 x3721x591x ARCHEDEMUS G 8 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 104
3 009221420x BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 8 James Cummings 106
4 6151721×00 DO YOU RECKON G 6 Julius Sandhu 79
5 3719x3502x NONCONFORMIST G 5 Grahame Begg 100
6 73246×7163 RED CAN MAN G 5 David Brideoake 101
7 34x11476x1 SANSOM (NZ) G 5 Phillip Stokes 104
8 0x97x06041 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 99
9 984x1167x2 STREETS OF AVALON G 7 Shane Nichols 110
10 122x90736x SUPERSTORM G 5 Danny O’Brien 104

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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.

In 2019 the PB Lawrence Stakes was won by classy filly Mystic Journey who won the inaugural $5 million The All-Star Mile at Flemington off the back of her Group 1 Australian Guineas success when becoming the first elite level winner trained in Tasmania for over 100 years that autumn.

Recent PB Lawrence Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
 
2021
PB Lawrence Stakes
1st Sierra Sue 1 minute 23.12 seconds
2nd Angel Of Truth
3rd Red Can Man
 
2020
PB Lawrence Stakes
1st Savatiano 1 minute 24.29 seconds
2nd Sircconi
3rd Kings Will Dream
 
2019
PB Lawrence Stakes
1st Mystic Journey 1 minute 24.46 seconds
2nd Cliff’s Edge
3rd Hartnell
 
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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