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Jon Tuxworth is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


The Sport of Queens - Five female apprentices in one race as Queanbeyan as women ''take over the industry''


Jon Tuxworth It's dubbed the sport of kings, but a historic moment at Queanbeyan on Monday added weight to the theory female jockeys may soon take over the industry.


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.

Horse Racing

Ideal Position breaks two year winning drought at Thoroughbred Park

Jason Devrimol guides Ideal Position to victory at Canberra on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth Orange trainer Jeff Brasch praised apprentice jockey Jason Devrimol for a brilliant heads up ride that helped Ideal Position snap a two-year winless streak at Thoroughbred Park on Friday. 


Adrian Layt pips mum and dad in family affair

Jockey Adrian Layt returns to the mounting yard after the win.

Jon Tuxworth Jockey Adrian Layt joked some peace-making may be in order after his horse Gold Arena pipped Nuns On The Run, trained by his father Neville, at Queanbeyan on Monday.


Cleary's strong partnership with Gerry Harvey continues with Stolen Kisses' win

Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary.

Jon Tuxworth Larrikin Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary reckons it's ''overwhelming'' to be training horses for Gerry Harvey.


Jockey Adrian Layt wins aboard Crying Hughes at Queanbeyan

SPORT: Queanbeyan races Karen Wilson Memorial Benchmark 55 race winner

Jon Tuxworth It may have been a low-key, midweek race at Queanbeyan, but for jockey Adrian Layt his win aboard Crying Hughes held special significance.


Trainer Joe Cleary to call last race at Queanbeyan meeting

Jon Tuxworth Ttrainer Joe Cleary reckons calling a race at Queanbeyan's Boxing Day meeting will be the most nervous minute of his life.


Black Opal Stakes day draws on rich and famous

Jon Tuxworth Wilderness's hopes of lining up in Sunday's Black Opal Stakes hinge on a Wednesday barrier trial.


Trainer Sam Kavanagh emerges from father Mark's shadow with Midsummer Sun

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11: Glen Boss riding Midsummer Sun wins the Peter Street Handicap during Melbourne Racing at Caulfield Racecourse on May 11, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth Sam Kavanagh admits having a Melbourne Cup-winning trainer as a father ''has its ups and downs''.


Queanbeyan double for ill owner Alex Smith

Sport.   Oh So Adorable ridden by Richard Bensley, right, makes a move on the outside to win the Queanbeyan Quickie at the Queanbeyan Racing Club.  5 December 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Owner Alex Smith may be holed up in hospital, but two wins at Queanbeyan would have been just what the doctor ordered.


Frank Underwood Cup looms as race to watch

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Jon Tuxworth Regular Lucky Lobster Kyle Mackey-Laws is still working on his tan on holidays, so Jon Tuxworth has stepped up to the plate to try and win you some money this week.


Stakes are high as big guns fire up

Kyle Mackey-Laws - Lucky Lobster

Jon Tuxworth The match-up between Gai Waterhouse stable stars More Joyous and Pierro is mouth-watering on paper.


Cleary backs mega track

Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan trainer backs idea for ''mega track'' as a home for thoroughbred, greyhound and harness racing.


Cleary's two wins a timely present


Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan trainer Frank Cleary's birthday beers last night would have gone down even more sweetly after two of his horses saluted at Queanbeyan Racing club yesterday.