David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne

Canberra Guineas

Field wide open after El Roca scratched from Canberra Guineas

David Polkinghorne El Roca's scratching has thrown the listed Canberra Guineas wide open.

Black Opal Stakes

Trainer says Headwater Country can cause an Opal boilover

Liam Birchley

David Polkinghorne Brisbane trainer Liam Birchley thinks Headwater Country's last start should be forgotten.


Super Sunday: $9m in bets for Black Opal Stakes day

Track work

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing hopes Black Opal Stakes day can go to another level, writes David Polkinghorne.


Rain or shine, El Roca to race at Warwick Farm or Thoroughbred Park

David Polkinghorne Trent Busuttin will run El Roca in the Canberra Guineas on Sunday if Warwick Farm is too wet on Saturday.


Joe Cleary tips General Explorer to find his way to Canberra Cup line

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary is considering sending General Explorer to the $200,000 Canberra Cup.


Trainer hopes Just a Blur will follow earlier path of Ain't Seen Nothin'

David Polkinghorne Barbara Joseph hopes the Canberra Guineas will be the start of Just A Blur following a famous path.


Caroline Buchanan bemoans lack of Olympic-level track

Caroline Buchanan.

David Polkinghorne Canberra is home to BMX world champion Caroline Buchanan, but not to an Olympic-standard BMX track.


Duane Hall sets up Wests UC win over North Canberra Gungahlin with six-wicket cameo

David Polkinghorne Wests UC swing bowler Duane Hall broke the backbone of North Canberra Gungahlin's batting line-up.


Canberra's Tom Rogic part of Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou's new golden generation vision

Tom Rogic.

David Polkinghorne Canberra young gun Tom Rogic is part of Ange Postecoglou's vision of a new golden generation.


Trainer Chris Waller weighs options for Canberra's Super Sunday of racing

David Polkinghorne Chris Waller is considering a number of nominations for Canberra's Super Sunday.


US pair Garlon Green and Matt Staff join Canberra Gunners

Canberra Gunners

David Polkinghorne Slam dunking runs in the family for Gunners recruit Garlon Green.


Kurt Goldman and Court Connection have high hopes for Canberra Cup

Canberra Centenary Cup.

David Polkinghorne Trainer Kurt Goldman has the $200,000 Canberra Cup in mind for last year's winner Court Connection.


Matildas look to fake turf for World Cup edge

David Polkinghorne Canberra United goalkeeper and player of the year Lydia Williams thinks it's bizarre they will be playing next year's World Cup on synthetic pitches in Canada, but the installation of a new...


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.


Win has Klammer on target for Black Opal

Sport  Jockey Josh Parr on Klammer, right, all smiles after winning the Lightning Ridge Plate at Thoroughbred Park. 23 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne Klammer's connections think Canberra's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes (1200 metres) is a big deal.


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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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.


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.


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.


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.