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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Racing

87 proves to be a lucky number for veteran galloper

Sport
Horse #1 Astronomer takes out the 3:45 race at Queanbeyan Race Club.
31 May 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson.
The Canberra Times.

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David Polkinghorne In Australian cricket 87 is the devil's number, but it worked a charm for veteran sprinter Riverwina Prince at Queanbeyan on Monday.

Racing

Coliseo nominated for Caulfield Cup

10th May 2012, Sport, David Polkinghorne. Canberra Times Photo by Colleen Petch. (R) Norm Gardner and (L) Frank O'Sullivan with there Wagga Cups at Norm's stables at Thoroughbred Park.

David Polkinghorne The Cox Plate, the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup - it's the trilogy of Australian racing every trainer hopes to win.

Racing

Injury ends Coliseo's Melbourne Cup hopes

1 April 2011, sport, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Coliseo, ridden by Mathew Cahill, re-enters the mounting yard after winning the Barlens Maiden Plate at Thoroughbred Park in Canberra.  SPECIAL 1

David Polkinghorne A troublesome abscess has ended Coliseo's Melbourne Cup campaign before it had even begun.

Horse racing

Coliseo well placed

1 April 2011, sport, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Coliseo, ridden by Mathew Cahill,  closest to camera  overhauls Marazion, ridden by Josh Adams, in the final stages of the Barlens Maiden Plate at Thoroughbred Park in Canberra.  SPECIAL 1

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Norm Gardner is hoping a successful Canberra Centenary Cup campaign will launch Coliseo on the path to the group 1 Sydney Cup.

Racing

Williams' cup but Coliseo gets closer

News. Black Opal Stakes.   Jockey Glyn Schofield and Trainer Danny Williams hold up the Canberra Centenary Cup after Court Connection won the Canberra Centenary Cup at Thoroughbred Park in Canberra.   10th of March 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Norm Gardner would rather Coliseo had lost by 10 lengths in the Canberra Centenary Cup.

Racing

Gardner says Coliseo's up to the task

Coliseo

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Norm Gardner is hoping Coliseo's luck will change at Rosehill on Saturday.

Onthelookout takes crew for a wild ride

SPORT 18.2.12 Horse racing at Warwick Farm
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winner Onthelookout
ridden by Adam Hyerronimus

SHD   Pic JENNY EVANS

David Polkinghorne Could a casual chat in the lead-up to Black Opal Stakes day between trainer and owner lead to the ''Steven Bradbury of racing'' ending Black Caviar's 24-race winning streak at Randwick on Saturday?

Racing

Staying test for Coliseo

Jockey Blake Shinn.

David Polkinghorne Norm Gardner thinks the Sydney autumn carnival is over-hyped and would much rather be at a country racetrack watching Coliseo run.

Racing

Fill The Page chases group win

11 March 2012 NEWS Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by David Polkinghorne The Black Opal Stakes race day at Thoroughbred Park. Celebrating their win in the Canberra Cup are mother and son trainers from canberra, Paul Jones and Barbara Joseph.

David Polkinghorne After taking out the $200,000 listed Canberra Cup, trainers Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones are now hunting a group win for emerging stayer Fill The Page.

Racing

Canberra's Coliseo fresh for Wagga Wagga Gold Cup

Coliseo, ridden by Mathew Cahill.

David Polkinghorne Trainer Norm Gardner is confident Coliseo can win him the listed $140,000 Wagga Wagga Cup (2000m) at the trainer's first attempt.

Racing

Gardner nails Wagga Cup on first attempt

David Polkinghorne Joy turned to despair before returning to joy again as Canberra trainer Norm Gardner won the $140,000 listed Wagga Wagga Cup (2000 metres) at his first attempt yesterday.