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David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

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

Trainer Gerald Ryan sets Lucky Raquie for Black Opal's cause

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

Trainer Gerald Ryan on Black Opal Stakes alert

SPORT Rubick ridden by Brenton Avdulla wins the first race at Rosehill on Saturday 25 January 2014. Trainer Gerld Ryan pictured Pic JENNY EVANS

David Polkinghorne Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan is considering running Ygritte in Canberra's Black Opal Stakes.

Racing

Lucky Raquie wins Black Opal Stakes

Glyn Schofield.

David Polkinghorne Jockey Glyn Schofield wins back-to-back Black Opal Stakes after guiding home Lucky Raquie.

Horseracing

Glyn Schofield caps off perfect weekend for family with Black Opal success

Glyn Schofield

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.

Racing

Canberra trainers take on town-hall company at Randwick

Boom young jockey Winona Costin.

David Polkinghorne Apprentice jockey Winona Costin holds the fate of I Am Snippety and Oh So Adorable in her hands.

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

Win has Klammer on target for Black Opal

Sport  Jockey Josh Parr on Klammer, right, all smiles after winning the Lightning Ridge Plate at Thoroughbred Park. 23 February 2014. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan

David Polkinghorne Klammer's connections think Canberra's $275,000 Black Opal Stakes (1200 metres) is a big deal.

Racing

Qbn Cup off to a slow start

Queanbeyan Cup

David Polkinghorne A lack of numbers has forced Queanbeyan Cup (2000 metres) nominations to remain open until 11am today with only 11 of 14 spots taken by yesterday's deadline.

Racing

Unlucky last: Ryan queries decision to push back cup

farmers Queanbeyan Cup, Jockey Peter Wells with horse Peal of Bells.

David Polkinghorne TOP Sydney trainer Gerald Ryan has questioned Queanbeyan's decision to have its biggest race of the year as the last race of the day - when the track is at its worst.

Racing

Club wants upgrade for Black Opal

2 June 2011, news, story by James Buckley, Canberra Times photo by STUART WALMSLEY. Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs at Thoroughbred Park in Mitchell. SPECIAL 1

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.

Racing

Layt has Grand point to prove

David Polkinghorne This is a race Queanbeyan trainer Neville Layt really wants One More Grand to win.

Ryan pins Opal hopes on Rose

David Polkinghorne Rosehill trainer Gerald Ryan is hopeful Cavalry Rose will deliver his second Black Opal Stakes win to go with the victory of Paint in 1996.

Layt rates debutant Another Grand

David Polkinghorne While the future of Karuta Queen is up in the air, Neville Layt is trying to unearth his next two-year-old sensation.