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David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.
David Polkinghorne At first glance, Nick Olive thought the owners of Single Gaze were drunk when he read the text message about entering the boom filly in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200 metres).
David Polkinghorne Jackson Frew was a BMX bandit who'd been to three world championships before he was 10-years-old, now the Canberran is off to his first mountain bike one after a friend got him hooked on the slopes...
David Polkinghorne AFL Canberra is looking to resurrect tribalism at the local footy and they hope the live streaming of one first-grad game a week will help raise the profile of the league.
David Polkinghorne The first Australian to wear the Tour de France's yellow jersey thinks it is "critical" Orica-GreenEDGE keeps rising stars Michael Matthews and Caleb Ewan on their books as they will "carry the flag"...
David Polkinghorne His long putter might be long gone, but Canberra golfer Brendan Jones is still copping grief from his peers who "reckon I'm putting like Adam Scott, but Adam Scott's actually putting like I am now ".
David Polkinghorne Australia Davis Cup captain Wally Masur says as the team's No.1 player Nick Kyrgios does not need to fight to reclaim his spot, despite Australia advancing to their first...
David Polkinghorne Canberra golfer Matthew Millar admits winning on tour is something he's not used to, but the 38-year-old is confident he can continue his purple patch and win back-to-back titles when he tees off in...
David Polkinghorne Netball Australia's proposed reforms of the Australian Netball League could lay the groundwork for a Canberra team to enter the ANZ Championship in the future.
David Polkinghorne Goulburn jockey Richard Bensley has escaped from a nasty barrier incident with a corked biceps and soft tissue injuries and plans to ride at Wagga Wagga on Sunday.
David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs says the $275,000 Black Opal Stakes lived up to its elevation to group 3 level, but said another year was needed before he knew whether the move to two...
David Polkinghorne It's a fine line between the highs and lows of a jockey - Canberra hoop Brendan Ward was riding his third winner of the day as his colleague Richard Bensley sat in an ambulance after being thrown off...
David Polkinghorne After a Super Sunday, Matthew Dale is now aiming for a super Country Championships .
David Polkinghorne For Takedown's jockey Jay Ford, winning the group 3 Black Opal Stakes on Sunday felt like a home-town salute.
Matthew Dale wins three races on Black Opal Stakes Day, including Rom Baro's gutsy Canberra Guineas win
David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Matthew Dale won three races - including the Canberra Guineas - on a remarkable Sunday.
David Polkinghorne Former Black Caviar trainer Peter Moody thinks Sir John Hawkwood will be his first runner in the Canberra Cup and could be his first ever runner at Thoroughbred Park.
David Polkinghorne Australia's top female jockey Kathy O'Hara is glad her "massive miscommunication" with Nick Olive is behind her so she can come "rattling home" on Single Gaze, Canberra's $4.
David Polkinghorne Owner Glenis Trevaskis saw something special in Mixed Blossom as a foal, now she's got the band back together for a shot at a second Black Opal.
David Polkinghorne Canberra trainers have called for Australian racing authorities to look at the weights rules relating to group and listed races after the National Sprint effectively became a set weights race for...
David Polkinghorne A six-year-old Nick Olive stood pressed up against the Thoroughbred Park fence, watching the Black Opal Stakes field thunder past and from that moment he was hooked.
David Polkinghorne If it wasn't for Rom Baro's record-breaking win last start, jockey Jay Ford admits he wouldn't know which horse to ride in the listed Canberra Guineas at Canberra on Sunday.