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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Racing

Subzero steals Hall of Fame show at National Gallery

David Polkinghorne On Canberra racing's biggest day, it was Subzero who stole the show.

Racing

Canberra trainer Paul Jones says souped up Sydney Championship has flow on effect to country racing

Canberra trainer Paul Jones, right.

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Paul Jones says Sydney's increased prizemoney has made it even harder to win country cups.

Racing

Lucky Raquie may hold key to upgrade for Black Opal Stakes

Jockey Glyn Schofield  winner of the Black Opal with horse Lucky Raquie.

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs hopes a Lucky Raquie placing in the Champagne Stakes will get Black Opal upgraded.

Racing

Trainer hopes Just a Blur will follow earlier path of Ain't Seen Nothin'

David Polkinghorne Barbara Joseph hopes the Canberra Guineas will be the start of Just A Blur following a famous path.

Racing

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.

Racing

Super Sunday: $9m in bets for Black Opal Stakes day

Track work

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing hopes Black Opal Stakes day can go to another level, writes David Polkinghorne.

Hall of Fame

Horse racing industry to honour legends at Hall of Fame event in Canberra

Australian jockey Shane Dye.

David Polkinghorne Canberra gets its chance to host the Australian Racing Hall of Fame induction evening.

Canberra Guineas

Field wide open after El Roca scratched from Canberra Guineas

El Roca.

David Polkinghorne El Roca's scratching has thrown the listed Canberra Guineas wide open.

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.

Racing

Messene on mission to prove his worth for shot at Doncaster Mile

David Polkinghorne Messene trainer Michael Hawkes says the listed National Sprint field ''have every right'' to be worried about him.

Racing

Peter Snowden says Black Opal worthy of group 2 status

SPORT Sinjorn ridden by Peter Nobl wins the second racee at Randwick on 23 November 2013. Trainer Peter Snowden pictured Pic JENNY EVANS

David Polkinghorne Top Sydney trainer Peter Snowden thinks Canberra's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes is worthy of group 2 status.

Racing

Gerald Ryan hopes Lucky Raquie and Klammer can help Black Opal get group status

David Polkinghorne Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan thinks Canberra's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes (1200 metres) deserves to be a group 3 race and hopes his winner Lucky Raquie and third-placegetter Klammer can help return...

Racing

National Sprint winner Messene set for Doncaster Mile

SPORT: Black Opal day at Thoroughbred Park, Canberra. Jockey James McDonald winner of the National Sprint with horse Messene  . . 9th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Trainer Wayne Hawkes thinks Canberra might have witnessed this year's Doncaster Mile winner.

Racing

Trainer takes comfort from Polanski victory

Gratz Vella.

David Polkinghorne Polanski's Derby victory reignited Gratz Vella's hopes his next big-race horse is just around the corner.

Racing

Berry sings Nisbet's praises

Kayla Nisbet

David Polkinghorne Sydney jockey Tommy Berry has backed Kayla Nisbet to ride in a future Melbourne Cup.

Racing

Black Opal denied status upgrade

SPORT the form , Horse racing at Warwick Farm25.8.12
race 6
winner Pinwheel
trainedby Peter Snowden pictured
SHD   Pic JENNY EVANS

David Polkinghorne The decision not to upgrade the status of Canberra's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes has been slammed by a leading trainer.

Racing

Hayes backs Nisbet to shine

David Polkinghorne In the toughest game, Kayla Nisbet is making her mark, writes David Polkinghorne.

Racing

Big-time days itch forever

Pictured is The Barbara Joseph trained Caulfield Cup hopeful,  Aint Seen Nothin, at trackwork in Canberra this morning being ridden by regular track rider Luke Pepper.  Barbara Joseph leads the mare  from the track..   Picture by Pat Scala pds Tuesday the 16th of September 2003.   Age Sport Canberra.  SPECIALX HORSES

David Polkinghorne Bombala's race rack is a far cry from Caulfield and its cup, but Canberra trainer Barbara Joseph still has ''that magical dream'' of getting a horse in one of Australia's holy trilogy of racing.

Racing

It's the Waller and Williams show

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David Polkinghorne Who's the best bet on Caulfield Cup day?

Racing

Injury ends Coliseo's Melbourne Cup hopes

1 April 2011, sport, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Coliseo, ridden by Mathew Cahill, re-enters the mounting yard after winning the Barlens Maiden Plate at Thoroughbred Park in Canberra.  SPECIAL 1

David Polkinghorne A troublesome abscess has ended Coliseo's Melbourne Cup campaign before it had even begun.