Gab becomes first local Gift winner

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TOO QUICK: Wangaratta’s Gabriella Boulton (yellow) strides home to win the Wangaratta Gift on Saturday night. PHOTOS: Border Mail

WANGARATTA has finally produced its first female Wangaratta Gift winner with talented 18-year-old Gabriella Boulton going one better than last year’s runner-up finish to claim an emotional win on Saturday night at the Wangaratta Showgrounds.

Boulton, the daughter of two-time winner Jason, ran off a 10-metre handicap and was a clear winner of the prestigious 120m event with Karlee Bailey and Claire De Sails rounding out the podium.

Having spoken of her devastation at finishing second in the 2019 final, Boulton said to win on home soil meant the world to her, although she was still pinching herself when she spoke to the Wangaratta Chronicle yesterday.

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