Keith Dryden


Trainer Keith Dryden changes tack with Roman Alliance for Sapphire Coast run

Tony White Canberra trainer Keith Dryden has warned punters to forgive Roman Alliance’s last-start failure at Queanbeyan when the gelding steps out in the $17,000 Merimbula Jazz Festival Cup (1250 metres).


Winona Costin warms up for group 1 debut with win at Canberra


David Polkinghorne Boom apprentice jockey Winona Costin will go into the biggest day of her short career and her group 1 debut a winner after saluting in the final race at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park on Friday.


Laurie's Love in line for horse of the year

David Polkinghorne Laurie's Lover has confirmed the belief shown in him by Queanbeyan trainer Mike Petrovic and could go on to become Canberra's horse of the year in 2014.

Roman Alliance set to jazz things up

Fairfax Media writer

Tony White Canberra trainer Keith Dryden has warned punters to forgive Roman Alliance's last-start failure when the speedster steps out in Sunday's $17,000 Merimbula Jazz Festival Cup (1250 metres) at the...


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.

Racing: Rising hoop a standout at Thoroughbred Park

Jared Dorrington Past The Post

Jared Donnington It is likely that apprentice hoop, James Innes Junior's winner at Thoroughbred Park on Thursday will not be the last we see this season at Canberra.

Horse racing

Guy Walter's death a 'great loss to the human race'

Kyle Mackey-Laws Leading horse trainer Guy Walter has been remembered as a 'gentleman of the turf' by Canberra trainer Keith Dryden.


General just fails to salute in tight finish

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Keith Dryden was confident that with a bit of luck General Jay Dee would have won at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.


Name's a mouthful but all eyes on James

Amy McIlrick Trainer Keith Dryden admits he doesn't know what to expect from Myname'sjames on Friday.


Myname'sjames an unknown quantity

Jared Dorrington Myname'sjames may well be going better than what his poor resuming performance at Canberra indicates.


Jockey Kevin Sweeney knows his good mate Daryl is ready for Gundagai's Snake Gully Cup

Tony White For different reasons, jockeys have their favourite horses.


Horse racing: Veteran Canberra jockey Kevin Sweeney still going strong at 60

Jockey Kevin Sweeney takes a break in the stables at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park before taking a horse out on the track.
The Canberra Times
23 October 2013
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Wilson Kevin Sweeney first sat on a horse the same year man stepped on the moon, but he's not done yet, writes Chris Wilson.


Kevin Sweeney celebrates 60th birthday on track

Chris Wilson Veteran jockey Kevin Sweeney had his cake, but couldn't eat it too.

Cloak Of Night finds form away from hustle and bustle

Jared Dorrington A change in scenery can be attributed as the main factor for Cloak Of Night's recent form reversal, according to her new trainer Keith Dryden.


Best As Zariz tops class in Canberra

12 October 2012, Sport, Journalist David Polkinghorne The Canberra Times, Photo Jay Cronan. BEST AS ZARIZ ridden by jockey Jeff Penza takes out the Queanbeyan Leagues Club 1400m.

David Polkinghorne The mud might have kept the horses away, but it didn't stop the students from enjoying Canberra's first twilight meeting at Thoroughbred Park yesterday.


Room To Boom is pick as quartet might become duo

Keith Dryden, trainer of winner Mass Exodus.

David Polkinghorne You could be forgiven for thinking race one at Thoroughbred Park today was Keith Dryden's.


Olive eyes next spring

Nick Olive

David Polkinghorne Canberra yesterday, Melbourne next year.


Sergi happy as stable star returns to form

Michael Travers

David Polkinghorne Diamond To Pegasus was a horse on the rise after winning the listed Canonbury Stakes, but constant injuries meant it's been more than 18 months since his last win.


Dale backs Gladius to shine on Flemington's big stage

08 March 2011, News, Canberra Times photo by Andrew Sheargold. BLACK OPAL. pic of ACT Government MLA Mary Porter with her horse Notjustaprettyface and trainer Matthew Dale at thoroughbred park today. SPECIAL 000

David Polkinghorne As a happily married father of one, Matthew Dale will have eyes for only one filly at ladies' day at Flemington today.


Dryden can't split stable contenders

25 September 2011, sport, story by David Polkinghorne, Canberra Times picture by STUART WALMSLEY. CSC - Defence Force Cup, race six at Queanbeyan Racing Club's meeting. Keith Dryden, trainer of winner Mass Exodus.

KEITH DRYDEN is hoping that one of his two charges can take out the feature race at Thoroughbred Park on Sunday.