Paul Jones


Apprentice jockey Claire Gee takes chance with breakout double at Thoroughbred Park

Jon Tuxworth Apprentice jockey Claire Gee says the Canberra racing community has rallied behind injured jockeys Brendan Ward and Carly Frater after she guided two of Frater's rides to wins at Thoroughbred Park.


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

Jared Dorrington Past The Post

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

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

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.


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.


Canberra apprentice jockey Carly Frater looks to bounce back from serious fall

Canberra apprentice Carly Frater.

Chris Wilson Canberra apprentice jockey Carly Frater has told her trainers she is desperate to continue her career.


Canberra jockey Brendan Ward breaks neck, but vows to be back in saddle

brendan ward

Chris Wilson Canberra jockey Brendan Ward says he'll overcome a broken neck and be back riding in three months.


Bank On Henry overcomes rough start to score impressive win

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington Bank On Henry turned many heads with his maiden victory performance at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.


Tim Bell and Jason Collett headline jockeys visiting for Coffs Harbour carnival

Ready for Coffs: Tim Bell is expected to be among the winners in the Coffs Harbour carnival.

Adam Pengilly Brisbane's newly-crowned champion jockey Tim Bell and Sydney's rising young star Jason Collett are expected to headline the riding ranks during the Coffs Harbour carnival this week.


Cumberland Range celebrates birthday in style

Jared Dorrington.

Jared Dorrington For those who like the day off work on their birthday, spare a thought for the horses which still had to go around in variable winter conditions at 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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.