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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Racing

Former Canberra jockey Ray Silburn hopes to leave hospital on Friday

David Polkinghorne When you have no feeling below your neck, a burst appendix becomes even more deadly than usual.

Racing

Payne's colt fulfils Slipper criteria with Opal win

News. Black Opal Stakes.  Trainer David Payne chats with jockey Glyn Schofield who rode Criterion to win the Black Opal Stakes at Thoroughbred Park in Canberra.   10th of March 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne David Payne wants to be the first trainer since Frank Cleary to pull off the Black Opal-Golden Slipper double.

Racing

Waterhouse chases fifth Canberra Cup on Tullamore

David Polkinghorne Gai Waterhouse hopes emerging stayer Tullamore will deliver her fifth Canberra Cup when he jumps from barrier seven in the $200,000 listed 2000-metre race at Thoroughbred Park on Sunday.

Queen of Canberra under the hammer

Queanbeyan Age. 6-1-12. Performers of 2011. Karuta Queen. Photo by Paul Rovere

David Polkinghorne Karuta Queen's sensational victory in the Magic Millions captured the imagination of Canberra at the same time supermare Black Caviar's record-breaking winning streak was starting to capture the...

Racing

Impressive Shoot Thru Blu off to Canterbury

Matthew Dale.

David Polkinghorne Another impressive win has earned the Matthew Dale-trained Shoot Thru Blu a deserved shot at city racing.