David Polkinghorne

David Polkinghorne

Racing

Trainer Joe Cleary has high hopes for Quietly Brilliant

David Polkinghorne Queanbeyan trainer Joe Cleary is dreaming about getting the family name back up on the Black Opal Stakes honour board.

Racing

Canberra to host big night

David Polkinghorne Canberra Racing has landed a big ''feather in their cap'' - the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

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.

Racing

It's Sydney but not the bush for Layt's youngsters

Neville Layt

David Polkinghorne Neville Layt admits that taking his ''babies'' to the track for their first race feels like dropping your kids off at school for the first time.

Racing

Layt keeps eye on Queen

SPORT - Trainer Neville Layt  at Thoroughbred Park, Mitchell  . Canberra                                                                                  8th  February  2013.                                                                                                                                                                   Photo by, Colleen Petch of The Canberra Times.

David Polkinghorne It might be out with the old and in with the new, but Karuta Queen's former trainer and jockey will still find a TV when she races in the listed Bob Hoysted Handicap (1000 metres) at Flemington on...

Racing

Cup laid low by no-show

22TH APRIL 2012- SPORT-STORY DAVID POLKINGHORNE - THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Winner of The dairy farmers Queanbeyan Cup, Jockey Peter Wells with horse Peal of Bells.

David Polkinghorne It was meant to be QRacing's big day but neither the trainer nor owner of the $35,000 Queanbeyan Cup winner bothered to turn up to accept the trophy, leaving the Queanbeyan Race Club with ''egg on...

Racing

Singleton poaches Canberra's Queen of the turf

Karuta Queen.

David Polkinghorne After an unsuccessful raid on Canberra's Black Opal Stakes this year, horse racing identity and renowned larrikin John Singleton has settled on buying our Queen of the turf instead.

Racing

Deja vu as Caviar follows Target

Black Caviar

David Polkinghorne IF YOU had a sense of deja vu when Australia's supermare Black Caviar flew to England, it's because she's following in the hoofsteps of Queanbeyan's greatest ever racehorse, Takeover Target.

Racing

Janiak has a taste for Caviar

Joe Janiak.

David Polkinghorne The Queen, top hats, tails, strawberries, champagne and an atmosphere that ''puts the Melbourne Cup to shame'' awaits Australian supermare Black Caviar when she races at England's historic Royal...

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.

Racing

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.