Matthew Dale


Matthew Dale has two winners at Canberra with Karakuchi and Coco Miss

David Polkinghorne All roads lead to Sydney for Canberra trainer Matthew Dale's  three successful girls.


Trainer Matthew Dale gets an early return from breeding prospect Coco Miss

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale.

David Polkinghorne It was Coco Miss' breeding that caught Canberra trainer Matthew Dale's eye.


Canberra trainer Matthew Dale undecided on Jacinta and the Sunline Stakes

Trainer Matthew Dale  with Notjustaprettyface.

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Matthew Dale is leaning towards taking Jacinta to Sandown on Saturday.


Unanimously in pursuit of rare feat in Wagga Town Plate

Unanimously is a big chance to win back-to-back Wagga Town Plates on Thursday.

Tony White Unanimously will join a select band of horses if it wins Thursday's $85,000 Wagga Town Plate again.


Unanimously creates history after defending Wagga Town Plate crown

Matt Malone Canberra sprinter Unanimously defended the $85,000 Wagga Town Plate (1200m) on Thursday.


Mudgee mayor Des Kennedy a chance in home-town Gooree Cup

Tony White The Mayor of Mudgee, Des Kennedy, has a great chance of winning his home town’s $35,000 Gooree Cup (1600 metres) today.


Thoroughbred Park back on track after surface renovation

David Polkinghorne Two senior jockeys will rate Thoroughbred Park's grass track on Tuesday after Canberra Racing officials gave it the green light to host its eight-race meeting next Friday.


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.

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.


Cleary hopes Rustle Of Silk will end city drought

Queanbeyan trainer Frank Cleary.

Alexandra Patrikios Frank Cleary has high hopes for Rustle Of Silk.


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.


Chief does his best to lift Olive's spirits after loss of stable favourite

David Polkinghorne YOU don't get long to mourn a horse in the racing game with the next day bringing more trackwork and more races.


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.


Ward's winning spree shows who's boss of the park

Jared Dorrington Past The Post

Jared Dorrington Brendan Ward showed why he is the defending Canberra jockeys' title-holder at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.


Canberra to host big night

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing has landed a big ''feather in their cap'' - the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.


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.


Dale hopes change of gear can bring change of luck for Unanimously

SPORT ,The Form Horse racing at Rosehill 9.6.12
winner Censor (Kim blinkers)
ridden by Nathan Berry
race start

Amy McIlrick Canberra trainer Matthew Dale is hoping a change in gear will help seasoned galloper Unanimously race better in Saturday's Tattersalls Club Lightning Handicap at Randwick.

Cahill handed 12-month ban for race fixing

Jockey Mathew Cahill.

David Polkinghorne Top country jockey Mathew Cahill has been suspended for 12 months for conspiring to fix a race while aboard Canberra horse Astronomer at Goulburn in June.

Horse Racing

Sprints open for Atomic

Making a bang: Newcastle trainer Darren Smith with Atomic Force, who runs at Moonee Valley today.

Andrew Eddy New South Wales trainers sometimes delight in winter misery of Victorian counterparts.


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.