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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Racing

Canberra's Neil Osborne blasts Randwick track after death of I Am Snippety

David Polkinghorne It was meant to be the heralded start of Sydney's new jewel, The Championships, but Canberra trainer Neil Osborne said the Randwick track "wasn't fit for a pig" after emerging star I Am Snippety was...

Racing

Canberra trainers take on town-hall company at Randwick

Boom young jockey Winona Costin.

David Polkinghorne Apprentice jockey Winona Costin holds the fate of I Am Snippety and Oh So Adorable in her hands.

Ground Closures

ACT govt says Canberra's sports grounds will remain open

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24:  A general view as play is delayed by rain during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales Blues and the Western Australia Warriors at Manuka Oval on March 24, 2014 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne ACT government gives grounds the OK

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry infielder Jason Sloan thinks softball star Jesse Taws could make it in ABL

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l-r Matt Wickham , 17 of Kambah and Jesse Taws,19 of Gordon fly out today to play in the world under 19 softball champs. Pic taken at the Mawson Softball fields.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Jesse Taws could face a choice between softball and baseball.

Racing

Al Ahmar wins back-to-back Gundagai Cups

David Polkinghorne Al Ahmar goes back-to-back at Gundagai, but trainers' thoughts with Nathan Berry's family.

Canberra sport

Alex McKinnon's spinal injury strikes a chord with Canberra athletes Ray Silburn and Paul Crake

Former jockey Ray Silburn at his home in Flynn in front photos of some of his winning rides.

David Polkinghorne For six months, Ray Silburn had one goal in mind - to hug his two sons, Aron and Joel.

Racing

Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke considers Brisbane carnival for Oh So Adorable

Oh So Adorable in action.

David Polkinghorne Oh So Adorable gave Queanbeyan trainer Garry Clarke his first city winner. Where will she take him next?

Athletics

Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells (nee Boden) chases Debbie Flintoff-King and seventh national title

Lauren Wells has Debbie Flintoff-King's record in her sights.

David Polkinghorne Can Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells join Australian hurdling royalty?

Cricket

Tuggeranong Valley's Shane Devoy wins Cricket ACT's DB Robin Medal

David Polkinghorne ACT Comets coach Mark Higgs has backed Tuggeranong's Shane Devoy to make it to the big league.

Cricket

Canberra's Jono Dean throws hat in Caribbean Premier League ring

David Polkinghorne A whirlwind 50 for the PM's XI helped launch Jono Dean's Big Bash League career.

Baseball

Canberra Cavalry infielder Jason Sloan to keep feet on the ground after falling through roof

David Polkinghorne Having broken his ankle falling off a ladder, Canberra Cavalry infielder Jason Sloan has now fallen through a carport roof.

Football

Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade says Canberra could host Asian Cup winner

Former Socceroos captain Paul Wade.

David Polkinghorne Former Socceroos and Canberra Cosmos captain Paul Wade thinks the ACT could play host to the eventual winner of next year's Asian Cup.

Racing

Canberra trainer Paul Jones says souped up Sydney Championship has flow on effect to country racing

Canberra trainer Paul Jones, right.

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Paul Jones says Sydney's increased prizemoney has made it even harder to win country cups.

Cricket

Queanbeyan taunts Wests-UC over weather ahead of Douglas Cup final

Peter Solway from Queanbeyan, left, and Ben Oakley from Wests-UC.

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan has Twitter taunted Douglas Cup final opponents Wests-UC as rain threatens the decider.

Athletics

Canberra's Ben Watson ends up in Israel after jog with dad

Ben Watson will represent Australia at the world junior cross country championships in Israel.

David Polkinghorne Radford College student Ben Watson started going for jogs with his dad Tim when he was about nine and it's led him to Israel where he'll represent Australia at the world junior cross country...

Lawn Bowls

Bowls super couple prove love can overcome state bias

Lawn bowlers  Andrew Howie and his partner Kelsey Cotrell will be competing in the nationals for different states.

David Polkinghorne Andrew Howie might have a strong ACT bias, but when he's watching partner Kelsey Cottrell play for NSW at the Australian Sides Championships and Super Sixes in Tasmania deep down he'll be hoping she...

Cricket

Nathan Lyon and Ryan Carters add Sheffield Shield to their Manuka Oval trophy cabinet

David Polkinghorne NSW teammates Ryan Carters and Nathan Lyon won a local cricket final together at Manuka Oval five years ago, now they've added the Sheffield Shield to their trophy cabinet.

Cricket

Steve Smith caps whirlwind 12 months with Sheffield Shield title

Steve Smith of the Blues plays a shot during day five of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales Blues and the Western Australia Warriors on Tuesday.

David Polkinghorne NSW captain Steve Smith says winning the Sheffield Shield caps a whirlwind 12 months.

Racing

Trainer Gerald Ryan sets Lucky Raquie for Black Opal's cause

David Polkinghorne Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan thinks Canberra’s $275,000 Black Opal Stakes (1200 metres) deserves to be a group 3 race and hopes his winner Lucky Raquie and third-placegetter Klammer can help return...

Tennis

Coach confident Nick Kyrgios can create court continuity

Canberra tennis star Nick Kyrgios.

David Polkinghorne Nick Kyrgios's coach says he needs to be back playing continuously in lower tier challenger events before returning to Grand Slams.