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Connor Diffey hopes his move from track to grass this week will not be a handicap

Brisbane 200m track runner Connor Diffey is excited to get to Stawell and experience the atmosphere of the big race he has heard so much about.  “I have not been to Stawell before, but I have been interested for many years even if it was just to watch on tv, so

2021 – After the cancellation of the 2020 carnival, the 2021 Powercor Stawell Gift is back better than ever

To complete our countdown to the 140th running of the Powercor Stawell Gift, the last but by no means least year to look back on is 2021 following the cancellation of the 2020 carnival. Everything was in place for the 138th event when, only weeks before Easter, the Government announced

Jesse Cordoma leads the way for SA

Leading the way for the South Australia contingent heading to Stawell this week is Jesse Cordoma who trains with 1985 Stawell Gift winner Paul Young’s Young Guns Track Squad (YGTS) in Adelaide. “I remember watching the Stawell Gift and thinking to myself that I would love to be in that

Women in pro running: Anna and Bella Pasquali follow in Nicky Coughlin’s footsteps

Adapted from a story by David Griffin Anna Pasquali and daughter Bella are a classic Stawell story of girl power. Anna had been trying to win at Stawell since 1997 and had made 8 finals when she shocked herself and won the Lorraine Donnan Women’s 400m in 2017. Daughter Bella


The Victorian Athletic League has announced the handicaps for all athletes competing in this year’s Powercor Stawell Gift Carnival, held over Easter from Saturday April 16 to Monday April 18.  Athletes can find their handicaps here: Over 600 athletes have been given handicaps in the events which comprise the prestigious