Burbidge takes the Stawell Gift

Tom Burbidge has taken out the biggest professional gift race in the World claiming a famous victory in 12.01 off a handicap of 8.75m. Congratulations also goes to training partner Brendan Matthews who ran as the backmarker in the Stawell gift final off 5.75m.

2010 Stawell Gift Final – Video Footage click here 

Video Stories on Stawell

Fox Sports

Channel 10

ABC

Other Squad results

  • Derek Collinge final of the 400m (5th) and 550m (5th) events.
  • Luke Storta 3rd in the Gift Winners Gift Final
  • Kevin Matthews final of the Vet’s 100m (4th) event.

MattyB DEPT has 6 runners in the Stawell Gift semi finals including Tom Burbidge, Brendan Matthews, Luke Storta, Grant Billingham, Stephen Sheppard and Derek Collinge.

Please below links to a selection of  articles on Tom’s victory.

Daily Telegraph – John Salvado

The Australian – Lauren Wilson

Athletics Australia story

Heral Sun – Scott Gullan

Sydney Morning Herald story – Dan Silkstone

The Australian – Nicole Jeffery 

Border Mail – Matt Cram

Best Result

Tom Burbidge victory in Stawell Gift

Stawell Gift Squad Winnings: $42200

Yearly Squad Winnings:  $67400  

Total Squad Sashes for 2009/10: 14

Individual Money Winners

  1. Tom Burbidge $40065
  2. Luke Storta $9670
  3. Derek Collinge $5500
  4. Ramona Casey $3740
  5. Lauren Boden $2220
  6. Stephen Sheppard $1390
  7. Brendan Matthews $1060
  8. Tarin Nevin $655
  9. Grant Billingham $545
  10. Melissa Breen $500
  11. Patrick Elliott $455
  12. Jaryd Cowley $340
  13. MattyB $290
  14. Michael Rutter $225 
  15. Jesse Matthews $105 
  16. Brandan Galic $90
  17. Kevin Matthews $70

Individual Results (money earning results only)

Grass Track, mild and conditions. 

Tom Burbidge

  • 120m Gift – (8.75m) 1st Final ($40000)

Derek Collinge

  • 400m Gift – (17m) 5th Final ($135)
  • 550m Gift – (24m) 5th Final ($135) 
  • 120m Gift – (8.25m) Semi Final ($140)

Brendan Matthews

  • 120m – (5.75m) 6th Final ($1000)
  • 70m – (4m) Semi Final ($30)

Luke Storta

  • 120m Gift Winners – (6m) 3rd Final ($250)
  • 120m Gift – (6m) Semi Final ($140)

Stephen Sheppard

  • 120m Gift – (7.75m) Semi Final ($140)
  • 70m – (5m) Semi Final ($30)

Grant Billingham

  • 120m Gift – (7m) Semi Final ($140)

MattyB

  • 70m – (8.5m) Semi Final ($30)

Kevin Matthews

  • 100m Vets – (14m) 5th Final ($30)
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