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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Racing

Trainer Matthew Dale gets an early return from breeding prospect Coco Miss

Canberra trainer Matthew Dale.

David Polkinghorne It was Coco Miss' breeding that caught Canberra trainer Matthew Dale's eye.

Racing

Street Spirit fades in the snow as Baabulu salutes at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park

Baabulu.

David Polkinghorne Street Spirit might love the wet, but the jury is still out on whether she can handle the snow after fading under the weight in the final furlong at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

Racing

Matthew Dale has two winners at Canberra with Karakuchi and Coco Miss

Jay Ford and Coca Miss win on Friday.

David Polkinghorne All roads lead to Sydney for Canberra trainer Matthew Dale's  three successful girls.

Racing

GWS syndicate dares to dream of Caviar

Kevin Sheedy

David Polkinghorne Could the next Black Caviar be on her way to the nation's capital to be trained by Matthew Dale?

Racing

Fill The Page must fire or retire: Jones

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News:?Track work in the leadup to Black Opal Stakes Day, Breakfast with the Stars. Horse 'Fill the Page' with jockey Ruhal Talukdar. 5th of March 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

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David Polkinghorne Canberra Cup winner Fill The Page has three more runs to prove she still wants to race or she'll be put up for sale as a broodmare.

Racing

Drain to Sydney stables not a sign of health of Canberra

Queanbeyan Age. 6-1-12. Karuta Queen is unlikely to challenge in next month?s $400,000 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate. Photo: Paul Rovere

David Polkinghorne Canberra's top trainers have allayed fears a recent trend of owners switching their horses to Sydney trainers was a concern for ACT racing and was just ''part and parcel'' of the industry.

Page turns for last time

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Paul Jones said losing stable star and Canberra Cup winner Fill The Page left a ''big void'' in his stable in the lead-up to the Melbourne Spring Carnival.

Hayes chooses capital over more cash

David Polkinghorne David Hayes will aim young sprinter Niconoise at Sunday's listed Canberra Guineas (1400 metres) in favour of a $250,000 group 2 race in Adelaide.

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

Karuta Queen falls short of reserve

David Polkinghorne Karuta Queen will undergo surgery to correct a minor knee problem before returning to the care of Queanbeyan trainer Neville Layt after the group 3 winner was passed up at the Magic Millions...