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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Layt keeps eye on Queen

SPORT - Trainer Neville Layt  at Thoroughbred Park, Mitchell  . Canberra                                                                                  8th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne It might be out with the old and in with the new, but Karuta Queen's former trainer and jockey will still find a TV when she races in the listed Bob Hoysted Handicap (1000 metres) at Flemington on...


Layt stakes his claim

Kevin Sweeney.

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Neville Layt is hopeful Red Excitement can help fill the hole left in his stable by Karuta Queen.

Queen of Canberra under the hammer

Queanbeyan Age. 6-1-12. Performers of 2011. Karuta Queen. Photo by Paul Rovere

David Polkinghorne Karuta Queen's sensational victory in the Magic Millions captured the imagination of Canberra at the same time supermare Black Caviar's record-breaking winning streak was starting to capture the...


Karuta Queen falls short of reserve

David Polkinghorne Karuta Queen will undergo surgery to correct a minor knee problem before returning to the care of Queanbeyan trainer Neville Layt after the group 3 winner was passed up at the Magic Millions...


Singleton poaches Canberra's Queen of the turf

Karuta Queen.

David Polkinghorne After an unsuccessful raid on Canberra's Black Opal Stakes this year, horse racing identity and renowned larrikin John Singleton has settled on buying our Queen of the turf instead.