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Fiumicino Chasing $3 million mark in Bendigo

Fiumicino Chasing $3 million mark in Bendigo

30 Oct, 2012

Veteran gelding Fiumicino will be out to join the $3 million club on Wednesday when he contests the Listed $250,000 Bendigo Cup (2400m).

The nine-year-old boasts a prize pool of $2.93 million but a win at Bendigo would see him receive $150,000 and pass the remarkable milestone.

Retirement is not far around the corner for …

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 …

Chris Munce jockeying for a key ride

Chris Munce jockeying for a key ride

27 Oct, 2011

Chris Munce's Melbourne Cup ride Tullamore is looking more likely of making the final field

Brisbane’s leading jockey Chris Munce may gain the key ride of Dowager Queen during the Flemington Spring Carnival through an old acquaintance.

The Graeme Rogerson trained filly will contest the $302,000 Group 2 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) on Saturday at Flemington …

Green Moon Scrapes Into Caulfield Cup Field

Green Moon Scrapes Into Caulfield Cup Field

11 Oct, 2011

The Caulfield Cup final field has been released to reveal a full field of 18 runners plus four emergencies for the $2.5 million race in Melbourne this Saturday.

Newcastle Cup winner Green Moon, along with Macedonian, managed to sneak into Caulfield Cup contention after originally being equal 17th in the ballot order with first …

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 …

Slow Speed Spells Trouble For Spechenka

Slow Speed Spells Trouble For Spechenka

2 Sep, 2011

Spechenka will likely face a slow tempo in their next race at Eagle Farm

Spechenka will have to contend with a likely slow tempo when he runs in this weekend’s brisbanetimes.com.au Handicap at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

The race will be a practise run for the six-year-old gelding’s scheduled Group 3 Newcastle Cup attempt later this …

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 …