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Ahrens Chasing Melbourne Cup Dream With Spechenka

Ahrens Chasing Melbourne Cup Dream With Spechenka

10 Oct, 2012

Queensland trainer Ben Ahrens will saddle up Spechenka in the Tatt’s Cup at Randwick on Saturday week as he attempts to gain a Melbourne Cup berth.

Spechenka will head to the Tatt's Cup in an attempt to chase a Melbourne Cup start. Photo by: Steve Hart.

The seven-year-old gelding was one of 67 acceptors when …

Cup suits but unlikely for Spechenka

Cup suits but unlikely for Spechenka

19 Jul, 2012

In his first race at 3200 metres earlier this month, Queensland stayer Spechenka showed he appreciates the long trip with a dominant win in the Group 3 Queen’s Cup.

Spechenka is suited to the Melbourne Cup distance but is unlikely to make the final field - photo © Steve Hart

The win confirmed what trainer …

Fit Spechenka In Cup Defence

Fit Spechenka In Cup Defence

29 Jun, 2012

Trainer Ben Ahrens believes Spechenka is in top physical condition to defend his Caloundra Cup (2400m) title in tomorrow’s $200,000 Listed feature at the Sunshine Coast.

Spechenka is in top condition for the Caloundra Cup - photo © Steve Hart

Ahrens said it would be a mental issue rather than a fitness one if the …

Underthebonnet Salutes For Ahrens At Eagle Farm

Underthebonnet Salutes For Ahrens At Eagle Farm

21 Dec, 2011

Underthebonnet has produced his first win for new trainer Ben Ahrens in the Sky Racing Handicap at Eagle Farm today.

The four-year-old has now had five runs for Ahrens since being transferred from trainer Steele Ryan to his stables in May.

Underthebonnet was given to Ahrens after he finished a disappointing 12th of 16 …

Ahrens philisophical about Spechenka’s misfortune

Ahrens philisophical about Spechenka’s misfortune

11 Oct, 2011

Spechenka is the first emergency for the Caulfield Cup

Queensland trainer Ben Ahrens took a philosophical view after Spechenka was demoted to first emergency for Saturday’s $2.5m Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).

The Beaudesert trainer expressed disappointment but followed up with “who knows it may work out for the better.”

Spechenka had qualified equal 17…

Spechenka On Brink Of Caulfield Cup Start

Spechenka On Brink Of Caulfield Cup Start

11 Oct, 2011

Spechenka is on the edge of Caulfield Cup acceptances

A tense wait lies ahead for trainer Ben Ahrens with Queensland horse Spechenka sitting right on the cusp for the 2011 Caulfield Cup.

Spechenka is in equal 17th spot after acceptances for the race, locked together with two other runners.

That means one of them will …

Pace Crucial For Spechenka In Grafton Cup

Pace Crucial For Spechenka In Grafton Cup

13 Jul, 2011

Spechenka will need pace up front to win the Grafton Cup

There’s no doubting the fact Spechenka has the quality to win the Grafton Cup tomorrow however it’s far from a done deal with plenty of factors in play.

The major concern troubling trainer Ben Ahrens at the moment is that there may not be …

Spechenka Wants Second Helping Of Cup Success

Spechenka Wants Second Helping Of Cup Success

4 Jul, 2011

Spechenka is looking for more cup success in the Grafton Cup

Grafton is the next town on the hit list for the Ben Ahrens trained Spechenka after he proved too good last time out in the Caloundra Cup.

The rising six year old is returning to career best form after a stop start series of …

Spechenka Desperate For Caloundra Revival

Spechenka Desperate For Caloundra Revival

29 Jun, 2011

Spechenka will be hoping for a form revival in the Caloundra Cup

Spechenka is a name which plenty expected to see a lot of over the Brisbane Winter Carnival but things just haven’t gone to plan for the horse and connections.

Trainer Ben Ahrens says it’s been a terribly frustrating six month period but he’s …