Paul Jones

Racing

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.

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.

Racing

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.

Racing

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.

Racing

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.

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.

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.

Racing

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).

Racing

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.

Racing

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.

Racing

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.

Racing

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).

Racing

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.

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.

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.

Horse Racing

Rawiller salutes after a torrid test

Nash Rawiller on Opinion.

Michael Lynch Top Sydney jockey loses his irons on the well-backed Opinion and finishes last.

Racing

Love Rocks pick of poor bunch

Kyle Mackey-Laws There's slim pickings on the calendar on Saturday so we'll go chasing a winner where we can.

Racing

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.

Racing

Trainer Joe Cleary has high hopes for Quietly Brilliant

Trainer Joe Cleary with Queanbeyan Guineas hopeful Uncle Chuckie. Photo: Andrew Johnston

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary is dreaming about getting the family name back up on the Black Opal Stakes honour board.