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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Michael Matthews confident ahead of men's road race at UCI world champs

David Polkinghorne Can Michael Matthews win the men's road race at the world champs?


War Jet wins Tony Campbell Memorial Cup at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park

Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary wipes away a tear during the trophy presentation of the Tony Campbell Memorial Cup.

David Polkinghorne A special day marked the 10th anniversary of a mate's death.


Canberra Cavalry signs Jeremy Barnes, in discussions with Minnesota Twin Aaron Thompson

Jeremy Barnes is returning to the Canberra Cavalry - this time as an Aussie.

David Polkinghorne Can the Cavalry close the deal with Major Leaguer?


Gracie Elvin hoping for Canberra double with Michael Matthews at cycling worlds

Canberra cyclist Gracie Elvin is daring to

David Polkinghorne Can Gracie Elvin and Michael Matthews salute in the women's and men's road race?

Joe Cleary has War Jet primed for the Tony Campbell Memorial Cup

David Polkinghorne Can Cleary claim Cup in family friend Campbell's honour?

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander backs a Canberra ANZ Championship team

David Polkinghorne Could Canberra sustain an ANZ Championship team?

Queanbeyan upset Belconnen to claim AFL Canberra premiership

You beauty! The Tigers celebrate their upset win.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan lifts to send club legend out on a high.

Fell Swoop wins fourth straight in listed Testa Rossa Stakes at Caulfield

Canberra sprinter Fell Swoop produces a gutsy win in the listed Testa Rossa Stakes at Caulfield.

David Polkinghorne How good can Canberra's new track star become?

John O'Shea says Matthew Dale is Australia's best trainer

Master horseman: Canberra trainer Matthew Dale is rated among the best in Australia by John O'Shea.

David Polkinghorne Is Canberra's Matthew Dale the best trainer in Australia?

Fell Swoop $2.50 favourite in the listed Testa Rossa Stakes at Caulfield

Fell Swoop is starting to capture the imagination of the Australian racing public.

David Polkinghorne Can the Canberra sprinter extend his three-race winning streak?

Belconnen chance to win AFL Canberra grand final against Queanbeyan undefeated

Belconnen captain Lexi Bennett and Queanbeyan skipper Andrew Swan face off.

David Polkinghorne  Can Belconnen become first undefeated premiers since Sydney Swans in 2007?

Queanbeyan legend Mark Armstrong to retire - again - after Belconnen grand final

Mark Armstrong came out of retirement to help out  the Queanbeyan Tigers.

David Polkinghorne Grand final offers "healthy distraction" from sister's death.

Ainslie withdraws from NEAFL

Eastlake will be the only Canberra side left in the NEAFL when  Ainslie drop out in 2016.

David Polkinghorne Ainslie has withdrawn from the NEAFL, leaving Eastlake as Canberra's only team left in the second-tier competition.


Canberra's Carl Valeri to captain A-League club Melbourne Victory

New Melbourne Victory captain Carl Valeri backs the Matildas' strike action.

David Polkinghorne Can Melbourne Victory win three competitions this season under their new captain?

Canberra-owned Nostradamus aiming for group 2 Theo Marks Stakes

Matthew Dale's Scene Of
The Crime, ridden by Jeff Penza, gives the ACT trainer yet another winner at Thoroughbred Park.

David Polkinghorne Can the Canberra sprinter salute in the group 2 Theo Marks Stakes?

Just A Blur and Darts Away to shine on Joseph and Jones race day

The face of Canberra Racing, Kate Speldewinde, is ready to spring into action with Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones' Girl's Own and Just a Blur.

David Polkinghorne How will the Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones duo cope with their return to racing on Friday?

Canberra Cavalry trying to sign former Major Leaguer Micah Owings

Canberra Cavalry cult hero Jack Murphy was part of their 2012-13 ABL championship win.

David Polkinghorne Can Cavs land their first ex-MLB player?

Matthew Dale aiming Fell Swoop for the Concorde Stakes

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale and Fell Swoop have bigger goals in mind.

David Polkinghorne Can Matthew Dale get a double of back-to-back Sydney wins?

Saturday Serve: Pick an XI worthy of a prime minister

David Polkinghorne dinkus

David Polkinghorne Did I miss the media release? When did the Prime Minister's XI become a retirement home for cricketers?

AIS helping give Canberra javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts a secret weapon for Rio Olympics

Canberra javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts has a secret weapon on her road to Rio.

David Polkinghorne What is Canberra javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts' secret weapon?