Stawell Gift makes triumphant 2021 return as Australia’s richest footrace
The winner of the men’s event in the Stawell Gift says he trained religiously during lockdown, but nothing could have prepared him for the “amazing” victory as the race returned after being cancelled last year.
- The Stawell Gift has returned in 2021 after the pandemic forced it to be cancelled for only the fifth year since 1878
- South Australian sprinter Hayley Orman took out the women’s title
- The men’s race was won by Melbourne sprinter Edward Ware
Victorian sprinter Edward Ware won the men’s event, while the women’s race was won by South Australian Hayley Orman.
Last year’s cancellation of the 120-metre, $40,000 race was the fifth in its history since 1878.
Ware, who ran in his third final, told Channel Seven he had trained hard…