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David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.
David Polkinghorne Boom apprentice jockey Winona Costin will go into the biggest day of her short career and her group 1 debut a winner after saluting in the final race at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park on Friday.
David Polkinghorne Apprentice jockey Winona Costin holds the fate of I Am Snippety and Oh So Adorable in her hands.
David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary is dreaming about getting the family name back up on the Black Opal Stakes honour board.
David Polkinghorne Canberra trainers predict Sydney raiders will descend on this year's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes en masse.
David Polkinghorne Trainer Guy Walter is surprised his Jacquinot Bay is the favourite for this year's Canberra Cup.
David Polkinghorne El Roca's scratching has thrown the listed Canberra Guineas wide open.
David Polkinghorne Messene trainer Michael Hawkes says the listed National Sprint field ''have every right'' to be worried about him.
Black Opal Stakes
David Polkinghorne The Cleary connection still runs strong at Black Opal Stakes, writes David Polkinghorne.
David Polkinghorne Jockey Glyn Schofield wins back-to-back Black Opal Stakes after guiding home Lucky Raquie.
David Polkinghorne Glyn Schofield is making a habit of winning the $275,000 Black Opal Stakes after he became the first jockey to win back-to-back Opals since Mick Dittman in 1989.
David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing has landed a big ''feather in their cap'' - the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.
David Polkinghorne Sydney jockey Tommy Berry has backed Kayla Nisbet to ride in a future Melbourne Cup.
Know Your Nags
David Polkinghorne If you listen to some of the international trainers whinge, then it should be renamed The Lloyd Williams Cup.
David Polkinghorne If you listen to some of the international trainers whinge, you would think it was The Lloyd Williams Cup.
David Polkinghorne John Nisbet knows Glad You Called will have to run the race of her life to win the Goulburn City Cup (1600 metres), but he's hoping a love affair with the track and some great form will be enough for...
David Polkinghorne Canberra trainer Neville Layt is hopeful Red Excitement can help fill the hole left in his stable by Karuta Queen.
David Polkinghorne An already big day just got even bigger for Canberra duo Igor Brkic and Kevin Matthews.
David Polkinghorne Kerri Kulic went dress shopping in preparation for her and Muchacho's Sydney debuts.
David Polkinghorne Attracting another top-notch field for this year's Black Opal will be crucial to the return of group racing to Canberra, says Thoroughbred Park chief executive Peter Stubbs.
David Polkinghorne Neville Layt has backed Canberra Race Club's push for group status for the $250,000 Black Opal Stakes, saying it never should have lost it in the first place.