Barbara Joseph


Canberra trainers Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones add Sydney gallopers to team

Jared Dorrington Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones have welcomed two former Sydney gallopers to their team before Sunday's Canberra meet.


Nick Olive favourite to win back-to-back Canberra trainers' titles

Canberra trainer Nick Olive, centre.

David Polkinghorne Canberra's leading trainer Nick Olive says the past two months have been some of his toughest.

Trainer Paul Jones hopes War Command gets to front up at Hawkesbury

Jared Dorrington Past The Post

Jared Dorrington Canberra co-trainer Paul Jones is confident War Command can do better than his disappointing debut effort at Wagga when the three-year-old steps out second-up at Hawkesbury on Tuesday.

Black Opal Stakes

'A bloody hard race to win' but locals still saddle up

Frank, left and Joe Cleary.

David Polkinghorne The Cleary connection still runs strong at Black Opal Stakes, writes David Polkinghorne.

Black Opal Stakes 2014 at Thoroughbred Park Canberra

Join David Polkinghorne and Ben Westcott for all the racing, colour, fashion and excitement at Thoroughbred Park Canberra with the 2014 Black Opal Stakes.


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.


Al Ahmar ready for Gundagai Cup defence

Tony White Canberra co-trainers Barbara Joseph and her son Paul Jones are hoping history repeats when Al Ahmar lines up in Sunday’s $30,000 Gundagai Cup (1800 metres).


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.


Wet Wagga track could suit Al Ahmer

Jared Dorrington Past The Post

Jared Dorrington Training partners Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones will have a runner in each of the feature races at Wagga on Sunday, but the track condition will play a large part in their chances.


Race for premierships in Canberra heating up

Richard Bensley is leading the jockeys' premiership having racked up 15 wins this season.

Jared Dorrington There are now just four meetings remaining at Thoroughbred Park this season for jockeys and trainers to fight out their respective premierships.

Just A Blur changes gear to loom as Wagga Guineas hope

Lee Gaskin A simple gear change could be just the trick for Canberra filly Just A Blur taking out the $40,000 Wagga Guineas next week.


Al Ahmer leads charge among capital-city trio in Bega Cup contention

Jared Dorrington Three highly-rated Canberra gallopers will fly the flag for the capital in Sunday's $35,000 Bega Cup (1600m).


Meticulously not certain to run in Canberra Guineas despite preview win

David Polkinghorne Meticulously has earned a spot in the listed Canberra Guineas (1400 metres), but is looking for more ground.


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.

Canberra Cup

Jacquinot Bay gives Guy Walter chance to end Canberra Cup drought

Guy Walter

David Polkinghorne Trainer Guy Walter is surprised his Jacquinot Bay is the favourite for this year's Canberra Cup.

Canberra Guineas

Field wide open after El Roca scratched from Canberra Guineas

El Roca.

David Polkinghorne El Roca's scratching has thrown the listed Canberra Guineas wide open.


Queanbeyan Cup loses lustre to Thunderbolt

Sport: Queanbeyan Cup 2013. Action on the field. Jockey Deanne Panya rides the winning horse Celtic Soul. 27th of October 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

David Polkinghorne The Queanbeyan Cup's grip on the mantle as QRacing's feature race is slipping.


Drain to Sydney stables not a sign of health of Canberra

Queanbeyan Age. 6-1-12. Karuta Queen is unlikely to challenge in next month?s $400,000 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate. Photo: Paul Rovere

David Polkinghorne Canberra's top trainers have allayed fears a recent trend of owners switching their horses to Sydney trainers was a concern for ACT racing and was just ''part and parcel'' of the industry.


Way to go out

Sport:The Ruc club open handicap 1080m race at Thoroughbred Park. From Left: Onetonnegun, Gorgeous Amelia, Outside, General Jay Dee, Bossdon City and Not a Dancer. 2nd of August 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

David Polkinghorne She was a ''bit of a bitch'', but trainer Paul Jones was still emotional when Gorgeous Amelia won her last race before retirement.


Rising star cruises to easy victory

Tom Adam Without A Shadow returned to Acton Park on Friday after a six-month lay-off with a maiden victory.