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  1. Arise, Sir Ernesto- Derek Cruz's stable star grabs Group success

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Derek Cruz's honest Sir Ernesto finally had all the cards dealt his way to land the HSBC Premier Plate (1,800m) under a clever frontrunning ride from Felix Coetzee. ... Trophy, and it's always in the back of your mind now that he's had some hard racing in tough company all season and maybe he was coming to the end but Derek told me he thought the horse ...

  2. This one's for you dad, says proud Cruz

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... by wide margins.' Johnnie and Celia Cruz had three sons- Derek, Tony and Gerald, and a daughter, Sandy. Between them, the siblings have given the senior Cruz nine grandchildren. Derek, 52, ... Murray Bell Tony Cruz yesterday dedicated the Boxing Day Sha Tin victory of Bullish Win to his late father, Johnnie Cruz, who passed away at 1am on Christmas morning. He was 78. Johnnie ...

  3. Cruz blames official for injury

    Posted Feb 21st 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... that he's still a three-year-old. He's more settled than most older horses, it's a real winner's attitude.' Trainer Derek Cruz said the win will set the foundation for Joy ... for the Hong Kong Derby Trial, one might have put it down to bad luck. But trainer Tony Cruz didn't think so. The former champion jockey turned leading trainer blamed a nearby Jockey Club official ...

  4. Vintage crop

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Derek Cruz beat John Moore and Me Tsui Yu-sak in the 800m dash up the straight and all participants said they would be back next year despite admitting that it was tougher than trackwork. It was just one highlight in a very successful opening day that saw a big crowd and betting increase over last year's first meeting. The riders were (from left): Ricky Yiu Poon-fie, Cruz, Moore, ...

  5. Fit-again Kung Fu ready for battle

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Derek Cruz has always been able to show patience with his horses but that attribute has been stretched beyond normal limits in the case of Kung Fu, a runaway winner ... which Kung Fu was withdrawn because of the recurrence of an old tendon injury. That tendon, the right front, has been an issue for Kung Fu before and on this occasion, Cruz gave the gelding ...

  6. Trainers happy to saddle up and do their bit for a good cause

    Posted Sep 10th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Derek Cruz wound up slightly the worse for wear but it was only temporary and he was otherwise a happy man after landing the Jockey Club's inaugural Trainers Ride ... of the winning rider's choice, but yesterday gave every indication it should become a regular feature and more trainers have already indicated they will take part next time. Cruz, 52, was doing ...

  7. Nikolic grounded over Touch Down

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... for his handling of Ganbaria for trainer Derek Cruz. The gelding caused interference near the 100m to Keen Soul and Flying Kenny, for which he was benched for two meetings and fined HK$30,000. ... Cruz was fulsome in his praise of Prebble's ride. 'This is not an easy horse to ride but Brett's handling of him today was very, very good,' he stressed. Coetzee and Derek ...

  8. Double has Coetzee smiling despite ban

    Posted May 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... horse in Packing Winner and Coetzee and trainer Derek Cruz were contemplating something bigger than Class Three Swaine Cup, 1,600m. 'He's a machine and he's going to be better next season,' said Cruz. 'Although he has a good constitution and a great turn of foot now, he's only going to fill out and get stronger as a four-year-old. The guy in New ...

  9. Joy And Fun ready to put injury behind him

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The Derek Cruz-trained Joy And Fun has the character and the talent to shrug off the injury that postponed his return this season and make it a winning entry in the Chevalier Cup (1,400m) this afternoon at Sha Tin. The four-year-old suffered a fracture to the wither region in August, not one of the common racehorse injuries, and Cruz was forced to delay ...

  10. Also showing: Derek Kwok Tse-kin

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Like any first-timer, director Derek Kwok Tse-kin is anxious that his debut, The Pye-Dog, gets a warm reception when it opens today, to prove he has the knack to appeal to movie-goers and reviewers alike. 'I never think about the box office or winning awards. What I want most is more feedback from audiences and film critics that can help me make improvements in my ...




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