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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


Trainer Gerald Ryan on Black Opal Stakes alert

David Polkinghorne Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan is considering running Ygritte in Canberra's Black Opal Stakes.


Win has Klammer on target for Black Opal

Sport  Jockey Josh Parr on Klammer, right, all smiles after winning the Lightning Ridge Plate at Thoroughbred Park. 23 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne Klammer's connections think Canberra's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes (1200 metres) is a big deal.

Black Opal Stakes

Trainer says Headwater Country can cause an Opal boilover

Liam Birchley

David Polkinghorne Brisbane trainer Liam Birchley thinks Headwater Country's last start should be forgotten.


Neville Layt plans Grand day out after surviving a hoof to the head

David Polkinghorne Neville Layt will scratch Cavalar if the emergency gets a run at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.


Caprossa comes up trumps

6 March 2012 SPORT/GALLERY Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Lee Gaskin. Track work at Thoroughbred Park in preparation for this Sunday's Black Opal Stakes and Canberra Cup. Canberra trainer, Paul Jones.

David Polkinghorne Paul Jones has had a good weekend in Sydney. On Friday night, Caprossa saluted at Canterbury for the Canberra trainer, while Delabombell finished fourth at Rosehill on Saturday.


Jones on the lookout for Flemington luck

Paul Jones

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Paul Jones will join the Melbourne Cup party when his horse Onthelookout runs in race nine at Flemington on Tuesday.


Fears over rail for Assail

Assail winning at Wyong in December 2012 with jockey Peter Robl?by Steve Hart
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David Polkinghorne Canberra’s Igor Brkic has the chance to win a slice of the pie that is the $2million Magic Millions Classic.


Shinn's Friday on Saturday would be grand

David Polkinghorne Jockey Blake Shinn enjoyed the perfect preparation for one of the biggest days of the Sydney autumn carnival, with four winners from his four rides at Canberra on Friday.

Layt rates debutant Another Grand

David Polkinghorne While the future of Karuta Queen is up in the air, Neville Layt is trying to unearth his next two-year-old sensation.