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Racing

Canberra trainer Paul Jones says souped up Sydney Championship has flow on effect to country racing

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Paul Jones says Sydney's increased prizemoney has made it even harder to win country cups.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Penza in form with treble

Amy McIlrick Sydney jockey Jeff Penza rode a treble at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

Racing

Queanbeyan Cup loses lustre to Thunderbolt

Sport: Queanbeyan Cup 2013. Action on the field. Jockey Deanne Panya rides the winning horse Celtic Soul. 27th of October 2013, Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

David Polkinghorne The Queanbeyan Cup's grip on the mantle as QRacing's feature race is slipping.

Racing

Melbourne Cup day: Opinion gives Nash Rawiller a torrid time in Carnival Handicap

Opinion.

Caryl Williamson The ambulance has literally beaten the favourite home in a distance race at Flemington with jockey Nash Rawiller forced to struggle with a slipping saddle and ride without irons (stirrups) aboard...

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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

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.

Racing

Hopes Al Ahmar will continue stable's winning streak

Jared Dorrington Training partners Paul Jones and Barbara Joseph will saddle up Al Ahmar for a tilt at the feature Ted Ryder Cup (1600 metres) at Wagga on Christmas Eve.

Racing

Ballina scraps ladies-only event

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Glyn Schofield - Hawkesbury Stand Alone Meeting held at Hawkesbury Racecourse, Clarendon, May 4 2013. PHOTO: GEOFF JONES glyn

Tony White Next Sunday's Iris Nielsen Memorial Classic at Ballina is no longer a ladies-only invitation event and, due to Ballina Jockey Club undergoing financial restructuring, the race has had a prizemoney...

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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.