David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne


Injury ends Coliseo's Melbourne Cup hopes

1 April 2011, sport, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Coliseo, ridden by Mathew Cahill, re-enters the mounting yard after winning the Barlens Maiden Plate at Thoroughbred Park in Canberra.  SPECIAL 1

David Polkinghorne A troublesome abscess has ended Coliseo's Melbourne Cup campaign before it had even begun.


Subzero steals Hall of Fame show at National Gallery

SPORT: Subzero attends the Racing hall of fame presentation night at the National Gallery of Australia, .Canberra . 9th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne On Canberra racing's biggest day, it was Subzero who stole the show.


Kerrin McEvoy's great ride clinches Walter's second Canberra Cup

SPORT: Black Opal day at Thoroughbred Park, Canberra. Jockey Kerrin McEvoy winner of the Canberra Cup with horse Jacquinot Bay. . 9th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Top Sydney hoop Kerrin McEvoy has won it all - and now he's ticked off the $200,000 Canberra Cup.


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.

Hall of Fame

Horse racing industry to honour legends at Hall of Fame event in Canberra

Australian jockey Shane Dye.

David Polkinghorne Canberra gets its chance to host the Australian Racing Hall of Fame induction evening.


Peter Snowden says Black Opal worthy of group 2 status

SPORT Sinjorn ridden by Peter Nobl wins the second racee at Randwick on 23 November 2013. Trainer Peter Snowden pictured Pic JENNY EVANS

David Polkinghorne Top Sydney trainer Peter Snowden thinks Canberra's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes is worthy of group 2 status.


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.


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.


Trainer takes comfort from Polanski victory

Gratz Vella.

David Polkinghorne Polanski's Derby victory reignited Gratz Vella's hopes his next big-race horse is just around the corner.


Berry sings Nisbet's praises

Kayla Nisbet

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

Know Your Nags

Williams will have his work cut out


David Polkinghorne If you listen to some of the international trainers whinge, then it should be renamed The Lloyd Williams Cup.

Williams will have his work cut out

David Polkinghorne If you listen to some of the international trainers whinge, you would think it was The Lloyd Williams Cup.


Rising apprentice jockey Kayla Nisbet looks on the bright side

David Polkinghorne Thirteen was an unlucky number for Kayla Nisbet, but the Canberra jockey says the past year has set her up to kick on this term.


Stubbs eyes more NSW days

18 July 2010..  Sport. Canberra Times Photo by RICHARD BRIGGS   story by James Buckley.     Jockey Jason Collins  rides Zate to  win the  Chris McCarthy Denture Clinic Benchmark Handicap on the synthetic track at the Canberra racecourse.  SPECIAL 15

David Polkinghorne Goulburn's struggles in the wet could pave the way for Thoroughbred Park's synthetic track to host more Racing NSW meets.


Hayes backs Nisbet to shine

David Polkinghorne In the toughest game, Kayla Nisbet is making her mark, writes David Polkinghorne.

No place for steroids in stables: trainer

John (trainer) and Kayla (jockey) Nisbet with their horse Lady Angelica which Kayla will ride in the Black Opal Stakes race on Sunday.
7 March 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer John Nisbet wants the Australian racing industry to fall into line with Europe and Japan and completely ban the use of anabolic steroids.


Staying test for Coliseo

Jockey Blake Shinn.

David Polkinghorne Norm Gardner thinks the Sydney autumn carnival is over-hyped and would much rather be at a country racetrack watching Coliseo run.


Sheikh up for ACT racing

David Polkinghorne Middle Eastern royalty could be Thoroughbred Park's leading owner as Canberra Racing looks to attract new fans.


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.


Thoroughbred Park looks to spice up race meetings

David Polkinghorne Twilight meets, Saturday racing and the Black Sorrows are just a few innovations Canberra Racing hopes will bolster attendance as well as boost betting exposure this season.