Keith Dryden

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.

Racing

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.

Racing

Myname'sjames an unknown quantity

Jared Dorrington Past The Post

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

Racing

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.

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

Relax
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.

Racing

Kevin Sweeney celebrates 60th birthday on track

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

Racing

Rain puts a dampener on trainer's preps

Jared Dorrington Recent rain across NSW and the ACT has made it increasingly difficult to place horses in appropriate races.

Racing

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.

Horse racing

Dryden knuckles down to comeback challenge to help a friend

SPORT , 10.1.09 Horse racing at Rosehill.  Race 7  winner Macknuckle  ridden by Rod Quinn  SHD   Pic JENNY EVANS

Chris Dutton Dual Canberra Cup winner Macknuckle works like ''a lazy footballer'' after two years away from the track.

Racing

Dryden backs Daryl to dazzle in the city

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.

Warwick Barr A horse Keith Dryden decided to race himself will be out to confirm how unlucky he was at Wagga Wagga.

Racing

Miss Ta Ta eyes city

Sport,   Michael Travers on Miss Ta Ta gets out ahead of the field to win the Benchmark 65 Handicap at Thoroughbred Park.  24 May 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

David Polkinghorne Goulburn trainer Mark Gee is set to make his city debut after Miss Ta Ta made it back-to-back wins.

Racing

Age is no barrier for Sweeney

30 June 2011 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by James Buckley. Canberra jockey Kevin Sweeney at Thoroughbred Park. The metal barriers and their supports are to be replaced with safer plastic ones. SPECIAL 111

David Polkinghorne At an age when most jockeys have long retired, 58-year-old Kevin Sweeney is on the verge of winning his third Canberra jockey premiership today.

Horse racing

Jockey Sweeney celebrates title trifecta

David Polkinghorne An aversion to the nine-to-five grind will keep veteran jockey Kevin Sweeney in the horse race until the day he retires.

Racing

Promising young hoop Grace returns to Victoria to rejoin trainer Hayes

Jared Dorrington THIS season's Canberra Apprentices Premiership winner Lester Grace has recently returned to Victoria to reunite with Melbourne trainer David Hayes.

Racing

Amelia eyes city lights

120803 SPORT  Canberra Times Photograph by Graham Tidy Story by David Polkinghorne. Canberra race 3, the Canberra Irish Club Benchmark 70 over 1080 metres. Winner

David Polkinghorne Canberra might have seen the last of Gorgeous Amelia after her comfortable two-length win at Thoroughbred Park yesterday.

Racing

Dab Touch notches first win on Acton synthetic course

Jared Dorrington DAB TOUCH made it lucky start No.12 on the Acton track on Friday, finally notching his first win on the synthetic course following some ultra-consistent form.

Racing

Horse no one wanted proves doubters wrong

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.

Tony White Canberra trainer Keith Dryden can readily recall the circumstances how he became leasee owner of Daryl, which chases its fifth win in seven starts at Albury on Monday.

Racing

Dryden slams Racing NSW over program

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.

David Polkinghorne Top Canberra trainer Keith Dryden has lashed out at Racing NSW over its programming, saying the governing body was turning provincial racing into ''picnic'' meets to boost entries for its spring...

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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.

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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.