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  1. Cruz and Chadwick continue their good run

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Trainer Tony Cruz continues to stay in touch with league leader John Size in the chase for training honours this season, with a double trimming the margin back to six as he landed two progressive young horses in successive races. Matthew Chadwick was aboard as Happy Index improved with one run under the belt, and at his first attempt on the dirt, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/990814/cruz-and-chadwick-continue-their-good-run
  2. Jacobee to take Valley by storm

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The elevation of the January Cup (1,800m) to Group Three status this season has been the signal for the usual pattern-race suspects to turn up and the John Moore-trained Jacobee gets another feature race to suit. Ten years after the last event was run with a Group tag at Happy Valley, the January Cup- always a decent race anyway- has been upgraded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989793/jacobee-take-valley-storm
  3. Disgraced Chui thrown a lifeline Down Under

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Disgraced Hong Kong jockey Marco Chui Kwan-lai (pictured) will resume his broken career as early as next week after being thrown a lifeline by the West Australian Turf Club in Perth. The former champion apprentice rider in 2007-08 when attached to the leading Tony Cruz yard, has been in limbo since struggling in his debut year among the seniors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977870/disgraced-chui-thrown-lifeline-down-under
  4. Moore sticks to his winning formula

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Champion trainer John Moore opens the defence of his title today at Sha Tin, questioning whether he can go back-to-back but sticking with what proved to be a winning change of formula last season. Until last year, Moore was the trainer to beat on opening day, regularly had runners in every race, and doubles and trebles were not unusual on the day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978702/moore-sticks-his-winning-formula
  5. Moore puts heat back on Cruz with treble

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The engraver was halfway through putting Tony Cruz's name on the trainers' championship trophy, but John Moore sent him for an unscheduled break with a treble that breathed life back into the contest. Cruz has looked home and hosed in the championship race for several weeks, but went winless at Sha Tin as Moore scored with Sky Mascot (Jeff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972309/moore-puts-heat-back-cruz-treble
  6. Sport - Racing

    Military Attack to run in Dubai World Cup while Blazing Speed heads to Duty Free

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 12:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com For the first time, Hong Kong will boast two runners in the the world's richest race after organisers acceded to a request from trainer John Moore to switch races and tackle the US$10 million Dubai World Cup on March 29 with Horse Of The Year Military Attack. Military Attack had been accepted for the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free prior to his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1440003/military-attack-run-dubai-world-cup-while-blazing-speed-heads-duty-free
  7. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Clear room the Key to victory for promising Witness

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 08:53pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Clear room the Key to victory for Witness Tony Cruz-trained Key Witness looked more like the talented youngster who trialled in Australia when he grabbed victory at his second race start on Wednesday night and there will be many more wins ahead. The son of Show A Heart trialled brilliantly in Australia but didn't show that kind of form first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1432113/clear-room-key-victory-promising-witness
  8. Sport - Racing

    Yip's double pulls him ahead in standings

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Yip's double pulls him ahead in standings Just as Dennis Yip Chor-hong's team was looking like it was running on empty, the trainer squeezed out another double to retake the advantage in the fight for his first championship. Yip held the joint lead with Tony Cruz on 60 wins going into the Sha Tin card, and emerged with a two-win advantage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1259420/yips-double-pulls-him-ahead-standings
  9. Sport - Racing

    Size stretches his lead over Cruz and Yip

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Size stretches his lead over Cruz and Yip A four-timer for champion trainer John Size had to live in the shadow of six wins for his regular partner Douglas Whyte, but it isn't something the laid-back Australian will lie awake worrying about. Size's first expected "winner", Brave Brother, suffered a surprise defeat in the third ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1209430/size-stretches-his-lead-over-cruz-and-yip
  10. Sport - Racing

    Bullish gets the nod this time by a whisker

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Bullish gets the nod this time by awhisker It looked like a case of deja vu for Bullish Friend after a torrid struggle down the straight ended in a nose margin, but this time the bob of the head was his way and the Tony Cruz-trained three-year-old claimed the verdict- twice. Twelve days earlier, Bullish Friend (Matthew Chadwick) and Sea Dragon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1157774/bullish-gets-nod-time-whisker

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