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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Big-time days itch forever

Pictured is The Barbara Joseph trained Caulfield Cup hopeful,  Aint Seen Nothin, at trackwork in Canberra this morning being ridden by regular track rider Luke Pepper.  Barbara Joseph leads the mare  from the track..   Picture by Pat Scala pds Tuesday the 16th of September 2003.   Age Sport Canberra.  SPECIALX HORSES

David Polkinghorne Bombala's race rack is a far cry from Caulfield and its cup, but Canberra trainer Barbara Joseph still has ''that magical dream'' of getting a horse in one of Australia's holy trilogy of racing.


Berry sings Nisbet's praises

Kayla Nisbet

David Polkinghorne Sydney jockey Tommy Berry has backed Kayla Nisbet to ride in a future Melbourne Cup.


Nisbet seeks city stint after losing country claim

24 October 2012. Relax. Canberra Times photo by Rohan Thomson. Canberra Racing. Local Jockey, Kayla Nisbet.


David Polkinghorne Canberra apprentice jockey Kayla Nisbet is hoping for a three-month loan spell with a top Sydney or Melbourne stable.

Hore racing

Horse trio a coup for Canberra Centenary Cup

Jockey Jim Cassidy riding Maluckyday wins Race Two The Lexus Stakes during Victoria Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse on October 30, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

David Polkinghorne The Canberra Centenary Cup could overshadow it's younger, flashier sibling, the Black Opal Stakes.


Coliseo nominated for Caulfield Cup

10th May 2012, Sport, David Polkinghorne. Canberra Times Photo by Colleen Petch. (R) Norm Gardner and (L) Frank O'Sullivan with there Wagga Cups at Norm's stables at Thoroughbred Park.

David Polkinghorne The Cox Plate, the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup - it's the trilogy of Australian racing every trainer hopes to win.

Good things come in threes

David Polkinghorne Our regular Lucky Lobster Kyle Mackey-Laws is away this week, which bodes well for punters who enjoy returns that aren't purely scratchings as David 'Polky' Polkinghorne fills in.


Aches won't stop Blake trying to rake in takings

David Polkinghorne Blake Shinn is all clear to ride at Canberra's Super Sunday after hurting his left ankle in a fall at Rosehill on Tuesday.