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  1. Angland hits the ground running

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong. The young Australian was full of thanks to trainer Derek Cruz, who gave him the opportunity on the aptly named Global Win after the pair met at the Royal Ascot Carnival in England earlier this year. 'I first noticed Tye in England when we took Joy And Fun for the Golden Jubilee and Tye was there riding a horse called Alverta,' Cruz said. 'He has a nice style and good ...

  2. Cruz can't wait for the Fun to begin again

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Derek Cruz was glowing with confidence yesterday after Joy And Fun scorched the Meydan turf in his final hit-out before tomorrow's Al-Quoz Sprint and is unfazed his horse ... and consistent over the distance,' Cruz said after riding his horse through his impressive final pre-race gallop. 'I have given him a decent hit-out and he's pulled up not even blowing. ...

  3. 'War horse' will overcome setback: Cruz

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Trainer Derek Cruz remains unperturbed by a foot injury to his 'war horse' Joy And Fun, as both of Hong Kong's Royal Ascot representatives battle slight setbacks ahead of the King's Stand Stakes in just under two weeks. Cruz laughed when asked if a bruised heel on his rising nine-year-old was a concern; after all, his horse has ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Cruz's well-beaten veteran will head home after pulling up well

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was finishing out of sight and mind in 16th place but has emerged unscathed. Unlike his 13th at Ascot two years ago in the Golden Jubilee Stakes, when the Derek Cruz-trained gelding finished with a fractured leg, Joy And Fun was fine at the end of last Tuesday's race. But Cruz has pulled the plug on his original plan to run in the July Cup at Newmarket next month. 'He ...

  6. Moore eyes Ascot carnival for star duo

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Collection- now with Derek Cruz- was also a surprise nomination for the prestigious carnival. A strong performance in next week's BMW Champions Mile will see Xtension take on the Group One double ... last year, but it was the wrong time. The owner is still keen, but his run over the mile and maybe one more start will help us decide with him.' Derek Cruz has aimed Joy And Fun ...

  7. Judges spot on as Armada wins battle for top miler award

    Posted Jul 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Pataca took away the consolation of the middle-distance gong. Joy And Fun, trained by Derek Cruz and ridden to five victories by Felix Coetzee, won the award for Champion Griffin. The award ...

  8. Joy And Fun comeback offers Cruz some cheer

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Popular trainer Derek Cruz will probably want to forget a lot of the 2007-08 season, but the courage and honesty of Joy And Fun to fightback to winning yesterday's ATV Cup ... Cruz, who has not enjoyed a vintage year, after Australian big-race specialist Glen Boss gave a copybook display to arrive on Joy And Fun as part of his Sha Tin double. 'It has taken a long ...

  9. Impressive Kildare passes first big test

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Derek Cruz kept his New Year record intact as Kildare stepped 'in with the big boys' for yesterday's Group Three Chow Tai Fook Bauhinia Sprint (1,000m) and came out with his big reputation only enhanced. The lightly raced four-year-old gave Cruz, jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin and his supporters a few anxious moments after getting lost in the early ...

  10. Triumphant Unicorn to start the season with a bang

    Posted Sep 04th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Choice (Howard Cheng Yue-tin) gives Derek Cruz a chance to win again the race he took with Smart Winner a few seasons back. Not unlike Smart Winner, My Choice has been a horse who has forced ...




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