PB Lawrence Stakes (JJ Liston Stakes)

  • Date: Saturday August 13, 2016
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Open Weight-For-Age
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 PB Lawrence Stakes (JJ Liston Stakes) News

Maher Pleased with Naturalism Stakes Prospects

Maher Pleased with Naturalism Stakes Prospects

Ciaron Maher will saddle both Jameka and Set Square in Saturday’s 2016 Naturalism Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield, but has revealed that he cannot split the Group 1 winners leading into the feature race.

Ciaron Maher will saddle both Jameka and Set Square in the Naturalism Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. Photo: Daniel Costello

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The 2016 PB Lawrence Stakes, formerly the JJ Liston Stakes, is a Group 2 race held in August at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne and is run at the same time each year during the Melbourne Spring Carnival. The Group 2 weight-for-age event is contested over 1400m and worth $200,000 in prize money.

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The PB Lawrence Stakes usually has quite a few entries coming into the race from the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes a fortnight earlier which is run under the same conditions on the same track except over 1200m instead of 1400m.

The PB Lawrence is also a great starting point for many Spring Carnival contenders aimed at a weight for age campaign as well as horses heading towards the major staying races over the Carnival which may include the Group 1 Caulfield Cup at Caulfield and the Group 1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington.

From the PB Lawrence Stakes some runners may choose to contest the Group 2 Memsie Stakes over the same distance at Caulfield two weeks later, a double that Regal Roller completed in 2004.

While some of the elite horses may choose to wait until later in the carnival to make their first up runs there’s always plenty of quality in the race.

Shoot Out won the 2010 event on the back of claiming the Bletchingly Stakes as well. In that race he beat a handy field including Melbourne Cup winner Shocking and also Heart Of Dreams.

Other top line winners include Apache Cat in 2007, Pompeii Ruler in 2006 and Victoria Derby winner Mahogany in 1994. 2015 winner Mourinho went on to taste Group 1 glory two starts later when he won the weight for age Underwood Stakes at Caulfield.

2016 PB Lawrence Stakes Field

The 2016 PB Lawrence Stakes field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 9x0x0700x5 SMOKIN’ JOEY Wez Hunter Chris Parnham 9 59kg 101
2 245x21377x THE CLEANER Peter Gelagotis Steven Arnold 2 59kg 110
3 2270x00x41 LORD OF THE SKY Robbie Laing Mark Zahra 11 59kg 105
4 744475×118 JACQUINOT BAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 3 59kg 104
5 2357x0955x ENTIRELY PLATINUM (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 14 59kg 103
6 0721x0420x AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 4 59kg 103
7 x884821x7x TALL SHIP (IRE) Darren Weir Dean Yendall 12 59kg 102
8 94x11120x9 MAGNAPAL Terry & Karina O’Sullivan Luke Currie 13 59kg 101
9 1311x8331x BERISHA Robert Smerdon Ben E Thompson (a) 15 59kg 97
10 8x1x70115x NEVIS (IRE) Robert Hickmott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 6 59kg 96
11 41111110×3 MAHUTA Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 5 58.5kg 105
12 x117x1390x SUAVITO (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Michael Walker 7 57kg 110
13 230x25305x SET SQUARE Ciaron Maher Nicholas Hall 10 57kg 105
14 1410x3419x MISS ROSE DE LAGO Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 1 57kg 102
15 211x45324x JAMEKA Ciaron Maher Craig Williams 8 56.5kg 105

 

PB Lawrence Stakes / JJ Liston Stakes Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the PB Lawrence Stakes since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2016 1 Miss Rose De Lago 2 Jacquinot Bay 3 Entirely Platinum  1:24.8
2015 1 Mourinho 2 The Cleaner 3 Dibayani  1:23.5
2014 1 Star Rolling 2 Spillway 3 Gig  1:24.4
2013 1 Puissance De Lune 2 Ajeeb 3 Second Effort  1:24.3
2012 1 Second Effort 2 Zamorar 3 Ready To Rip  1:27.6
2011 1 Whobegotyou 2 Lights Of Heaven 3 Prince Obama  1:23.9
2010 1 Shoot Out 2 Predatory Pricer 3 Heart Of Dreams  1:27.2
2009 1 Predatory Pricer 2 Whobegotyou 3 Typhoon Tracy  1:23.4
2008 1 Light Fantastic 2 Weekend Hussler 3 Maldivian  1:24.7
2007 1 Apache Cat 2 Marasco 3 Maldivian  1:22.1
2006 1 Pompeii Ruler 2 Red Dazzler 3 Our Smoking Joe  1:23.6
2005 1 Lad Of The Manor 2 Our Smoking Joe 3 Super Elegant  1:27.9
2004 1 Regal Roller 2 Amtrak 3 Le Zagaletta  1:26.3
2003 1 Super Elegant 2 Vocabulary 3 Walk On Air  1:24.4
2002 1 Sports 2 Le Zagaletta 3 Tully Thunder  1:23.2
2001 1 Le Zagaletta 2 Inaflury 3 Umrum  1:25.5
2000 1 Skoozi Please 2 Go Flash Go 3 Ad Alta  1:25.2