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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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.

Racing

Snowden back for another crack at Black Opal

SPORT the form , Horse racing at Warwick Farm25.8.12
race 6
winner Pinwheel
trainedby Peter Snowden pictured
SHD   Pic JENNY EVANS

David Polkinghorne Peter Snowden has backed Canberra Racing's push to have the listed race reinstated as a group 3.

Horse racing

Coliseo well placed

1 April 2011, sport, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Coliseo, ridden by Mathew Cahill,  closest to camera  overhauls Marazion, ridden by Josh Adams, in the final stages of the Barlens Maiden Plate at Thoroughbred Park in Canberra.  SPECIAL 1

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Norm Gardner is hoping a successful Canberra Centenary Cup campaign will launch Coliseo on the path to the group 1 Sydney Cup.

Racing

Williams' cup but Coliseo gets closer

News. Black Opal Stakes.   Jockey Glyn Schofield and Trainer Danny Williams hold up the Canberra Centenary Cup after Court Connection won the Canberra Centenary Cup at Thoroughbred Park in Canberra.   10th of March 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Norm Gardner would rather Coliseo had lost by 10 lengths in the Canberra Centenary Cup.

Racing

Coliseo's Sydney campaign takes Albury route

News. Black Opal Stakes.   Glyn Schofield on Court Connection wins the Canberra Centenary Cup at Thoroughbred Park in Canberra.   10th of March 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne The Norm Gardner-trained Coliseo will look to add the listed Albury Gold Cup (2000 metres) to the Wagga Wagga Cup (2000m) he won last year.

Onthelookout takes crew for a wild ride

SPORT 18.2.12 Horse racing at Warwick Farm
race7
winner Onthelookout
ridden by Adam Hyerronimus

SHD   Pic JENNY EVANS

David Polkinghorne Could a casual chat in the lead-up to Black Opal Stakes day between trainer and owner lead to the ''Steven Bradbury of racing'' ending Black Caviar's 24-race winning streak at Randwick on Saturday?

Racing

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.

Racing

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.

Hayes chooses capital over more cash

David Polkinghorne David Hayes will aim young sprinter Niconoise at Sunday's listed Canberra Guineas (1400 metres) in favour of a $250,000 group 2 race in Adelaide.

Racing

Fill The Page chases group win

11 March 2012 NEWS Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by David Polkinghorne The Black Opal Stakes race day at Thoroughbred Park. Celebrating their win in the Canberra Cup are mother and son trainers from canberra, Paul Jones and Barbara Joseph.

David Polkinghorne After taking out the $200,000 listed Canberra Cup, trainers Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones are now hunting a group win for emerging stayer Fill The Page.

Racing

Cup laid low by no-show

22TH APRIL 2012- SPORT-STORY DAVID POLKINGHORNE - THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Winner of The dairy farmers Queanbeyan Cup, Jockey Peter Wells with horse Peal of Bells.

David Polkinghorne It was meant to be QRacing's big day but neither the trainer nor owner of the $35,000 Queanbeyan Cup winner bothered to turn up to accept the trophy, leaving the Queanbeyan Race Club with ''egg on...