Held at Caulfield over 1400m, this race is officially registered as the JJ Liston Stakes and was held under that name up until 2010. In 2011 the race changed to the current name to honour long serving MRC Chairman Peter B Lawrence.
First held in 1949 over 1 mile, the race changed to 7 furlongs in 1966, which is equivalent to the current 1400m distance. Conditions of the race are weight-for-age with the 2017 edition to offer total prizemoney of $200,000, with the winner to receive $120,000.
The Danny O'Brien trained Miss Rose De Lago was successful in 2016 when ridden by Damien Oliver. Other winners of this race have included Mourinho, Whobegotyou, Shoot Out, Apache Cat, Mahogany and the only dual winner in the history of the race, Tauto.
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|Date:||Saturday 19th August 2017|
|Race Type:||Weight for Age|
|2016 Winner:||MISS ROSE DE LAGO|
|2017 P B Lawrence Stakes Odds|
Run over 1400m at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse during the P B Lawrence Stakes Day, the P B Lawrence Stakes is a Weight-for-Age event. The race itself is named in honour of Peter B. Lawrence, who spent 12 years as Chairman of the Melbourne Racing Club. Although the race is only rated as a Group 2, it attracts quality sprinters, as well as stayers who are either resuming or early in their spring campaigns. The P B Lawrence is Caulfield’s first major race of the Melbourne Spring Carnival.
In 2013, Darren Weir’s imported stallion, Puissance de Lune, claimed its second Group 2 win sweeping from the back of the field to edge out Ajeeb. Past winners have gone on to excel in bigger and better races, including eight-time Group 1 winner Apache Cat, who saluted in 2007. Other star performers to take out the P B Lawrence include; Whobegotyou, Shoot Out, Pompeii Ruler and Mahogany.
|2016||MISS ROSE DE LAGO||DAMIEN OLIVER||DANNY O'BRIEN||1:24.85|
|2015||MOURINHO||VLAD DURIC||PETER GELAGOTIS||01:23.5|
|2014||STAR ROLLING||STEPHEN BASTER||PETER MORGAN||01:24.3|
|2013||PUISSANCE DE LUNE||GLEN BOSS||DARREN WEIR||01:24.2|
|2012||SECOND EFFORT||CHRIS SYMONS||CLINTON MCDONALD||01:27.6|
|2011||WHOBEGOTYOU||DAMIEN OLIVER||MARK KAVANAGH||01:23.9|
|2010||SHOOT OUT||STATHI KATSIDIS||JOHN WALLACE||01:27.2|
|2009||PREDATORY PRICER||STEVEN KING||PAUL MURRAY||01:23.4|
|2008||LIGHT FANTASTIC||CRAIG NEWITT||MICK PRICE||01:24.7|
|2007||APACHE CAT||MICHAEL RODD||GREG EURELL||01:22.1|
|2006||POMPEII RULER||NASH RAWILLER||MICK PRICE||01:23.6|