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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Racing

Meticulously not certain to run in Canberra Guineas despite preview win

David Polkinghorne Meticulously has earned a spot in the listed Canberra Guineas (1400 metres), but is looking for more ground.

Football

Tom Rogic must be picked for Socceroos, says Robbie Slater

Tom Rogic.

David Polkinghorne Tom Rogic has been cleared of serious injury and must be picked in the Socceroos squad, Robbie Slater says.

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Triathlon

Blind triathlete Jonathan Goerlach plans tilt at Rio Paralympics

David Polkinghorne Triathlon is a gruelling test, especially if you've got less than 10 per cent vision, a hearing impairment and a fear of water.

Racing

Rain saves the day for Canberra's Black Opal race meeting

David Polkinghorne Torrential rain has helped keep Thoroughbred Park's racetrack in tip-top condition but not before the heatwave blew its water budget for the entire financial year.

Racing

Trainer Gerald Ryan on Black Opal Stakes alert

SPORT Rubick ridden by Brenton Avdulla wins the first race at Rosehill on Saturday 25 January 2014. Trainer Gerld Ryan pictured Pic JENNY EVANS

David Polkinghorne Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan is considering running Ygritte in Canberra's Black Opal Stakes.

Football

Canberra United calls for parity for W-League minor premiers

David Polkinghorne Canberra United calls for FFA to introduce trophy for W-League minor premier to ensure ''parity'' with the A-League.

Cricket

Cricket World Cup 2015 sure to be great hit if bowlers can net a batsman

October 22 2010. Pic Elesa Lee, The Chronicle, Cricket ACT CEO Mark Vergano pushing for an upgrade of Manuka Oval SPECIAL 1

David Polkinghorne Cricket ACT says Canberra cricketers will get a ''rare opportunity'' against some of the best batsmen in the world.

Football

Canberra United fall at first hurdle of W-League semi-finals against Brisbane Roar

Sport.  W- League Canberra United Vs Brisbane Roar at McKellar Park.   Canberra United player Lori Lindsey, right yells out as Brisbane Roar players celebrate the first goal in the semi final match. 15 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne W-League premiers Canberra United were bundled straight out of the finals with a 2-1 loss on Saturday.

Cricket

Fawad Ahmed inspired by Mitchell Johnson's comeback

David Polkinghorne Fawad Ahmed knows about adversity, but even he is inspired by the Afghanistan cricket team's World Cup qualification.

Tennis

Tennis greats dismiss hopes of new golden era

David Polkinghorne Two Aussie tennis greats say Australia will never replicate its golden era.

Skeleton

University has grand designs for putting skeleton on the fast-track to glory

David Polkinghorne The University of Canberra could help boost Australia's Winter Olympics and Paralympics campaigns in future.

Golf

Royal Canberra undecided about future tournaments

David Polkinghorne Royal Canberra is in a ''state of limbo'' on whether to host another elite tournament.

Racing

Gratz Vella doubles up for Black Opal Stakes

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Gratz Vella started dreaming of winning the Black Opal Stakes back in 1973.

Baseball

ABL: Jack Murphy ponders return to Canberra Cavalry

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry cult catcher Jack Murphy refused to rule out returning for a third ABL season.

Lawn bowls

Andrew Howie pins his hopes on male bowler of the year

David Polkinghorne ACT skipper Andrew Howie hopes his male bowler of the year nomination kick-starts his 2018 Commonwealth Games bid.

Racing

Canberra trainers tipping Sydney raid on Black Opal Stakes

8 March 2011, sport, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Runners prepare for Black Opal Stakes Day with mid-week training at Thoroughbred Park. Chris Coleman and Karuta Queen  blue and yellow  trains with fellow jockey Mitch Korn and his mount. SPECIAL 1

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainers predict Sydney raiders will descend on this year's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes en masse.

Baseball

Michael Wells set to go down swinging for Canberra Cavalry in ABL decider against Perth Heat

David Polkinghorne Canberra Cavalry thought Michael Wells was too old and cut him from its initial trials 3½ years ago.

Baseball

ABL: Jason Sloan back in time for championship tilt

David Polkinghorne Jason Sloan was hanging upside down from a tree and his Canberra Cavalry career looked as shattered as his ankle.

Baseball

ABL: Robbie Perkins misses title defence with glandular fever

Canberra Cavalry player Robbie Perkins.

David Polkinghorne There are two sides to catcher Robbie Perkins' glandular fever.

Rene Farrell fired up for ACT Meteors, World Cup

David Polkinghorne ACT Meteors opening bowler Rene Farrell will set off on a reconnaissance mission of Sri Lanka next week.