Cockram Stakes

PB Lawrence Stakes

Date: Saturday 15th August 2015
Track: Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1400 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000
2014 Winner: Star Rolling

The Cockram Stakes is a great Group 3 race that is held during the Melbourne Spring racing Carnival. The event is held at the Caulfield Racecourse in Victoria’s biggest city Melbourne and is run over 1200M. The Cockram Stakes is considered as one of the best sprint races especially for emerging sprinters and today, the race has a purse of $150,000 in prize money. For the better part of its illustrious history, the Cockram Stakes has produced exciting and enthralling racing much to the satisfaction of the massive crowds that grace it every year.

The 2013 edition of the race was no different and amidst all the talent and quality on show, it was Octavia who carried the day after a strong and passionate sprint to take home the title. Coming through in second and third respectively was A Time For Julia and Oriental Ruby. In this year’s Melbourne Spring Carnival, the Cockram Stakes will take the stage on the same day as the JJ Liston Stakes which should be an ideal line up for horse racing fans in Victoria.

The event is exclusive to mares only and many horse trainers look at it as the perfect build up to other major mare’s only races. Although the Cockram Stakes assembles a strong field of talented sprinters, only in-from mares takes home this title and we rarely see a surprise winner. Horses that perform well though can also take on the Group 3 How Now Stakes and the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes.

Although in recent years no horse has managed to take home the Cockram Stakes and the Let’s lope or the How Now Stakes double, in 2010 Response came so close after running second in the Cockram Stakes on course towards a hard earned victory in the Let’s Elope Stakes. The mare however capped a strong performance in the spring season with a remarkable victory in the Sir John Monash Stakes. The 2014 edition of the Cockram Stakes is expected to be a major pick for horse racing lovers and based on the talent and quality racing on show in recent years, it’s not hard to see why.

Liston Stakes recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Star Rolling Spillway Gig 1:24.3
2013 Puissance De Lune Ajeeb Second Effort 1:21.4
2012 Second Effort Zamorar Ready To Rip 1:27.6
2011 Whobegotyou Lights Of Heaven Prince Obama 1:23.9
2010 Shoot Out Predatory Pricer Heart Of Dreams 1:27.2
2009 Predatory Pricer Whobegotyou Typhoon Tracy 1:23.4
2008 Light Fantastic Weekend Hussler Maldivian 1:24.7
2007 Apache Cat Marasco Maldivian 1:22.1
2006 Pompeii Ruler Red Dazzler Our Smoking Joe 1:23.6
2005 Lad Of The Manor Our Smoking Joe Super Elegant 1:27.9
2004 Regal Roller Amtrak Le Zagaletta 1:26.3
2003 Super Elegant Vocabulary Walk On Air 1:24.4
2002 Sports Le Zagaletta Tully Thunder 1:23.2
2001 Le Zagaletta Inaflury Umrum 1:25.5
2000 Skoozi Please Go Flash Go Ad Alta 1:25.2
1999 Inaflury Sky Heights French Clock 1:26.3
1998 Vonanne Perfect Bound Rustic Dream 1:27.8
1997 Happy Star Hero Wind Spartacus 1:23.5
1996 Delsole Toil You Remember 1:27.9
1995 Baryshnikov Western Red Jeune 1:22.9
1994 Mahogany State Taj Credit Account 1:23.9
1993 Bundy Lad Our Pompeii Star Of The Realm 1:22.9
1992 Jim’s Mate My Brilliant Star Beldivo 1:26.1
1991 Dr Grace Sydeston Aisle 1:28.6
1990 Sydeston Kirksite Benbara King 1:29.5
1989 Kairau Lad Ingatatus Tawrrific 1:28.5
1988 My Steely Dan Havelocks Pride Bonhomie 1:27.8