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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.


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.

Canberra Cup

Jacquinot Bay gives Guy Walter chance to end Canberra Cup drought

Guy Walter

David Polkinghorne Trainer Guy Walter is surprised his Jacquinot Bay is the favourite for this year's Canberra Cup.


Kerrin McEvoy's great ride clinches Walter's second Canberra Cup

SPORT: Black Opal day at Thoroughbred Park, Canberra. Jockey Kerrin McEvoy winner of the Canberra Cup with horse Jacquinot Bay. . 9th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne Top Sydney hoop Kerrin McEvoy has won it all - and now he's ticked off the $200,000 Canberra Cup.


Hayes backs Nisbet to shine

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


It's the Waller and Williams show


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


Berry sings Nisbet's praises

Kayla Nisbet

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


Nisbet seeks city stint after losing country claim

24 October 2012. Relax. Canberra Times photo by Rohan Thomson. Canberra Racing. Local Jockey, Kayla Nisbet.


David Polkinghorne Canberra apprentice jockey Kayla Nisbet is hoping for a three-month loan spell with a top Sydney or Melbourne stable.

No place for steroids in stables: trainer

John (trainer) and Kayla (jockey) Nisbet with their horse Lady Angelica which Kayla will ride in the Black Opal Stakes race on Sunday.
7 March 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer John Nisbet wants the Australian racing industry to fall into line with Europe and Japan and completely ban the use of anabolic steroids.

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.

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.


Super Sunday to be biggest event in Canberra's racing history

David Polkinghorne IS IT a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Super Sunday, one of the biggest days of racing Canberra has ever seen.


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.