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  1. Prebble happy with Kingdom show

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... into him that will bring him right on and if he can be just 10 per cent more comfortable in the feet, he'll show up on December 13 close to his best again.' Derek Cruz believes Joy ...

  2. Happy Zero main danger to Good Ba Ba's triple bid

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... affair as Good Ba Ba looks to create history by becoming the first horse to win any of the international events for a third time, this year in the hands of trainer Derek Cruz. The rising ...

  3. Marwing praises elder Cruz for his support

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... in the opening race. Derek Cruz and Marwing combined to win a double, including the New Year with Joy And Fun on January 1, and have since become a force. Yesterday they took the opener with heavily-bet second favourite Ocean Prince ($35) and Marwing was quick to acknowledge how important Cruz's support has been in re-establishing him as a club jockey. 'Derek has been fantastic ...

  4. It's all Joy And Fun for Marwing and senior Cruz

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Now that's the start for a better year, beams trainer Derek Cruz and Weichong Marwing opened the new year with a bang as Joy And Fun grabbed the big race reward he has long deserved in yesterday's Chinese Club Challenge Cup (1,400m) to put icing on the New Year cake for trainer and jockey. Cruz had registered five wins in total for the season and Marwing ...

  5. Leung's joy short-lived by two-day ban

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... But with Chadwick enduring a rare winless day, Leung's double on Derek Cruz's Flying Colours and Soviet Pearl for Paul O'Sullivan saw him shine - at least on the track. In the stewards' ... Alan Aitken Apprentice Derek Leung Ka-chun has more often than not played second fiddle to Matthew Chadwick in the junior ranks over the last nine months but highlighted what a fine start ...

  6. Cruz delighted as Chadwick shows race-winning instinct

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Boom apprentice Matthew Chadwick continued on his winning way with a double for his boss Tony Cruz. The victories with Heartline and Pot Of Gold were, in themselves, no surprise to Cruz but one aspect of Chadwick's riding was - and a pleasant one. Pot Of Gold, a Trainer's Syndicate horse who had been disappointing, had failed to run a place in his five ...

  7. Cruz has plenty of thinking to do with Operation Secret

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Derek Cruz made bookends of the card with two winners at polar opposite ends of their careers. Century Molly (Ben So Tik-hung) has thrown off the greenness that made him look a basket case proposition at times during last season and took his first victory in race one. And Cruz was happy to wait until race 10 for Operation Secret (Zac Purton) to complete the day and take ...

  8. Kildare with featherweight can be the giant killer

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer Derek Cruz got 2009 off to a booming start and rising sprinter Kildare can back it up in today's Group Three Chow Tai Fook Bauhinia Sprint (1,000m) at Sha Tin. When Joy And Fun landed the Chinese Club Challenge Cup on New Year's Day as part of a Derek Cruz treble, it did look the signal for a change of fortunes for the popular trainer, ...

  9. Other trainers will do well to take a leaf out of Moore's book

    Posted Apr 01st 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the past two years and Derek Cruz can definitely take a bow for his selection of Kildare, who raced through the grades this season and ultimately became the first Group winner for the concept ...

  10. Cruz declares Ba Ba good to go for Trophy

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer Derek Cruz is not feeling the weight of taking over the training of champion miler Good Ba Ba this season, but he is open minded about what to expect when the gelding ... than when he started this preparation. He's a happy horse,' Cruz said yesterday. Good Ba Ba starts a campaign aimed at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile he has won for the past two ...




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