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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Canberra sport

Alex McKinnon's spinal injury strikes a chord with Canberra athletes Ray Silburn and Paul Crake

David Polkinghorne For six months, Ray Silburn had one goal in mind - to hug his two sons, Aron and Joel.


Rising apprentice jockey Kayla Nisbet looks on the bright side

David Polkinghorne Thirteen was an unlucky number for Kayla Nisbet, but the Canberra jockey says the past year has set her up to kick on this term.

Live: Prime Minister's XI vs England


David Polkinghorne The Prime Minister's XI take on England at Manuka Oval in Canberra.


Mailman has medals in his sights

Daniel Ellis

David Polkinghorne He's spent the past 14 months delivering Adelaide's mail, now Canberra cyclist Daniel Ellis wants to deliver Australia medals at next year's world championships and Commonwealth Games.

Mountain biking

Teammates finish lap as Batterley rides off to hospital

xray of broken collarbone.

David Polkinghorne Officially, Ian Batterley's Australian 24-hour mountain biking championships ended after just one lap, but in reality he fell agonisingly short of completing it.


Sergi happy as stable star returns to form

Michael Travers

David Polkinghorne Diamond To Pegasus was a horse on the rise after winning the listed Canonbury Stakes, but constant injuries meant it's been more than 18 months since his last win.


Gayle's brilliance paves way for ACT

West Indies' Chris Gayle celebrates after the dismissal of Ireland's Gary Wilson during the ICC World Twenty20 Group B match at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo September 24, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown (SRI LANKA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

David Polkinghorne Chris Gayle's return to the international arena is not only a boost to West Indian cricket but to Canberra's chances of attracting more games as well.


ACT claims double crown

Sport:  2013 FFA Futsal National Championships Grand Final, ACT vs Victoria .  ACT players celebrate winning the Grand Final at the AIS Arena. 11th January 2013. Photo by Jeffrey Chan of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Canberra now has the undisputed kings and queens of Australian futsal after both our men's and women's teams were victorious in the finals of the national championships at the AIS on Friday.

Live cricket commentary: Australia v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Manuka Oval

Shane Watson

David Polkinghorne Real-time coverage from the third one-day international in Canberra with Australia chasing a series victory.

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Horse racing

Coliseo well placed

1 April 2011, sport, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Coliseo, ridden by Mathew Cahill,  closest to camera  overhauls Marazion, ridden by Josh Adams, in the final stages of the Barlens Maiden Plate at Thoroughbred Park in Canberra.  SPECIAL 1

David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Norm Gardner is hoping a successful Canberra Centenary Cup campaign will launch Coliseo on the path to the group 1 Sydney Cup.


She hated the bike, but now's a champ

08  July   2012,  Canberra Times photo by RICHARD BRIGGS. Canberra Women's  Tour winner Taryn Heather celebrates  her win following the cycling National Road  Series event at Stromlo Forest Park.

David Polkinghorne As a triathlete, Taryn Heather hated the bike leg - it was a rest before she got to go for a run.


English's woes give rival a sniff of victory

mountain biker

David Polkinghorne Canberra's Ed McDonald used to think Jason English had an aura of invincibility.

Australian football

Fill-in full-forward takes all before him

Local NEAFL at Manuka Oval. Ainslie v Eastlake. L-R  and Eastlake player,Rick Stoyanoff and Ainslie player, Josh Bennett.

David Polkinghorne Ainslie discover their new diamond in attack.


Rookie walking in Max's steps

World Series Cricket.Bowral.January 7th, 2013.Photo.Sahlan Hayes.Sun Herald.Max Walker at the launch of a new exhibition of Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket at Bradman Oval.

David Polkinghorne The resemblance is striking - Ashton Agar and Max Walker could almost be twins.


From pass da flagon to Pastor Bob

Pastor Bob Prior is a racing industry chaplain

David Polkinghorne As a reformed alcoholic and gambler, Pastor Bob Prior knows all about the temptations faced by everyone in the racing industry.