PB Lawrence Stakes

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

2020 PB Lawrence Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Savatiano
  • 2nd: #6 Sircconi
  • 3rd: #2 Kings Will Dream



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.

The 2020 PB Lawrence Stakes ran on Saturday August 15, 2020 and was won by the classy Godolphin-raced mare Savatiano ($5).

PB Lawrence Stakes
Date: Saturday August 15, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2020 PB Lawrence Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Savatiano
  • 2nd: #6 Sircconi
  • 3rd: #2 Kings Will Dream

The James Cummings-trained Savatiano ($5F) saluted for the punters first-up with a brilliant effort fresh in the 2020 PB Lawrence Stakes results defeating a gun field including Sircconi (2nd) and Kings Will Dream (3rd).

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 10 SAVATIANO James Cummings Mark Zahra 3 57kg $5F
2 6 SIRCCONI Nick Ryan Daniel Stackhouse 0.2L 10 59kg $11
3 2 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Jye McNeil 1.7L 1 59kg $9
4 5 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 2.45L 11 59kg $14
5 9 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams Damian Lane 2.55L 4 57kg $6
6 7 MORRISSY Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 3.3L 7 59kg $31
7 3 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Ben Melham 4.3L 5 59kg $7.50
8 8 MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder Billy Egan 4.5L 9 57kg $6
9 1 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6.25L 6 59kg $7
10 11 ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah 7.75L 8 57kg $41
11 4 CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 13.75L 2 59kg $71

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 PB Lawrence Stakes Odds

Betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au offering the top PB Lawrence Stakes 2020 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.

2020 PB Lawrence Stakes Field

The official PB Lawrence Stakes 2020 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.

A star-studded line-up of 11 gallopers make-up the 2020 P.B. Lawrence Stakes final field including last year’s returning champion Mystic Journey, fellow All-Star Mile winner Regal Power, his Group 1 winning stablemate Arcadia Queen and sneaky value chance Streets Of Avalon.

Click here to read more on the key hopefuls in the P.B. Lawrence Stakes 2020 field and odds.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x2161x421x REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6 59kg 112
2 166x32050x KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) Chris Waller Jye McNeil 1 59kg 109
3 189x3210x2 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Ben Melham 5 59kg 110
4 83x100x80x CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 2 59kg 108
5 713x25319x CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 11 59kg 106
6 x653502217 SIRCCONI Nick Ryan Daniel Stackhouse 10 59kg 98
7 333×002141 MORRISSY Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 7 59kg 92
8 11x1255x5x MYSTIC JOURNEY Adam Trinder Billy Egan 9 57kg 113
9 13111x105x ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams Damian Lane 4 57kg 110
10 101x12766x SAVATIANO James Cummings Mark Zahra 3 57kg 109
11 75720x507x ARISTIA Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Jamie Kah 8 57kg 103

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 PB Lawrence Nominations

PB Lawrence Stakes 2020 nominations close the Monday of race week with the full list of early entries to be published here once announced.

The PB Lawrence Stakes 2020 nominations drew 15 hopefuls, many heading towards the Cox Plate and Caulfield Cup later in the spring, including the inaugural two The All-Star Mile winners Mystic Journey and Regal Power.

Click here to read more on the key 2020 PB Lawrence Stakes nominations.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 13111x105x ARCADIA QUEEN M 5 Grant & Alana Williams 110
2 75720x507x ARISTIA M 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 103
3 83x100x80x CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (IRE) H 5 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 108
4 713x25319x CASCADIAN (GB) G 6 James Cummings 106
5 2115x3010x DR DRILL (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 103
6 166x32050x KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 109
7 113411x84x MIAMI BOUND (NZ) M 4 Danny O’Brien 103
8 x30x03643x MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 107
9 333×002141 MORRISSY H 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 92
10 11x1255x5x MYSTIC JOURNEY M 5 Adam Trinder 113
11 x2161x421x REGAL POWER G 5 Grant & Alana Williams 112
12 101x12766x SAVATIANO M 6 James Cummings 109
13 x653502217 SIRCCONI G 6 Nick Ryan 98
14 84644116×4 SO SI BON G 7 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 106
15 189x3210x2 STREETS OF AVALON G 6 Shane Nichols 110

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
 
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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