The 1964 Parkdale Gift was won by local professional running legend Robert (Bob) Wishart. This was one of many prestigious races won by Bob over his professional running career that still continues today. The final proved to be a dramatic affair with the favourite Les Stock breaking twice and being disqualified.  In a closely fought finish Bob Wishart (4.75 yards) (1st) prevailed from Walsh (6.25yards) (2nd) and Harrington (10.5yards) (3rd) in the slick time of 11.3o seconds.

See the below footage of Bob in a local competition in Melbourne in March 2017. Bob smashed the Victorian Record for 75 year olds over the 100 metres in 13.56.