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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Rain or shine, El Roca to race at Warwick Farm or Thoroughbred Park

David Polkinghorne Trent Busuttin will run El Roca in the Canberra Guineas on Sunday if Warwick Farm is too wet on Saturday.


Chief does his best to lift Olive's spirits after loss of stable favourite

David Polkinghorne YOU don't get long to mourn a horse in the racing game with the next day bringing more trackwork and more races.

Setta Rocks gives Bensley armchair ride

Setta Rocks

David Polkinghorne Kembla Grange horses are developing a stranglehold on the Queanbeyan Cup following Setta Rocks' easy win yesterday.


Flemington steals the show

David Polkinghorne David Polkinghorne let's you know where the smart money is on Victoria Derby day.

Lucky Lobster

Adelaide where the action is

Kyle Mackey-Laws - Lucky Lobster

David Polkinghorne As the Sydney autumn carnival winds up and the races head to Hawkesbury, the race of the day travels to Adelaide.


Murphys' purple daze

6 april 2012 Canberra times PHOTO by  GARY SCHAFER sport polky
Pat owners Ingrid and David Murphy off to Sydney to watch their horse in the Golden Slipper.

David Polkinghorne Equine influenza ruined the Murphys' first venture into racehorse ownership and the husband-wife team could've been forgiven for throwing in the towel when Momentarily's career was destroyed by the...


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.


Bensley reunites with Zaratone for June Stakes

8 June 2012. Canberra Times photo by Rohan Thomson. Nick Olive's horse, Fullerton, ridden by Brendan Ward takes out Race 3 of the Benchmark 65 Handicap 1280m at Thoroughbred Park.

David Polkinghorne An Arabian horse racing conference in Germany combined with the Brisbane winter carnival have reunited Canberra jockey Richard Bensley with Zaratone in the listed June Stakes (1100 metres) at...