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Stawell Backmarkers to honour Chris Perry

The Stawell Athletic Club will rename the Backmarkers Invitation Handicap in honour of 1982 Gift winner Chris Perry. Perry tragically passed away in October last year at the young age of 53. The 120m Backmarkers Invitation Handicap event has been won by some of the fastest sprinters on the planet,

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Gift to be handicapped between scratch and 12 metres in 2013

Following its regular annual meeting with the Victorian Athletic League (VAL) on the weekend, the Stawell Athletic Club Committee last night confirmed it has agreed to the VAL’s recommendation to increase the limit of the 2013 Australia Post Stawell Gift to 12 metres. The Stawell Athletic Club also confirmed that

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Win a trip to the XXXX Island at the 2013 Gift

Visitors to the 2013 Australia Post Stawell Gift will be given the chance to win a trip to XXXX Island when the XXXX GOLD Container Bar and the talented XXXX Angels roll into town for Easter. The XXXX GOLD Container Bar, a converted shipping container which transforms into the ultimate

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Asafa Powell to run at Stawell this Easter

Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell will create history when he lines up in the Australia Post Stawell Gift this Easter. Powell, 30, will become the fastest man ever to run at Australia’s richest and most famous footrace in pursuit of the $40,000 first prize. The three-time Olympic 100m

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Gift winners bragging rights up for grabs

Gift winners of eight of the biggest races on the Australian professional athletics circuit will once again battle it out for bragging rights and a winner-takes-all prize purse at Central Park on Easter Monday in the 2013 Stawell Gold Mines Gift Winners’ Gift. The invitational event will feature the winners

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