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  1. Sport - Racing

    Racing Digest, December 3, 2012

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Prebble sizzles for Cruz on a day rail bias played a big part Brett Prebble and trainer Derek Cruz have been a rare and singularly unsuccessful double act until now, but New Greenfield turned that around for his first local win in the Chatham Handicap (1,650m). Prebble had ridden for Cruz 37 times before and without victory, but he was pleasantly surprised to get a call-up ...

  2. Joy and Fun 'has more to offer'

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com The intention had been to bow out with Joy And Fun at Meydan after the Al Quoz Sprint on March 30, but trainer Derek Cruz said yesterday other options ... calling time. 'He's done so well for us and is still doing so well, we will take him step by step,' said Cruz. 'Dubai was always the plan for him next, back to where he won ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Jockey Brett Prebble earns plaudits for mega brilliance

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Trainer Tony Cruz applauds in-form Australian jockey for superb ride in winning feature race Prebble earns plaudits for mega brilliance A brilliant Brett Prebble ride on the Tony Cruz-trained Mega Champion stole the Happy Valley Clubhouse 20th Anniversary Cup, the in-form Australian navigating a miraculous path from the widest gate into a perfect ...

  4. Flying Smart can send TT fans home with a big smile

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In a competitive final leg, The Prince, King Of The Day, King Of Hearts and last-start winner Cheetah Boy all have claims, as does Rocket Proud, who has drawn gate one for Brett Prebble and Tony Cruz. Cruz ... this dirt course last time out. The opening leg isn't much easier, but despite the horror draw, Buccaneer should give a good sight for trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai and apprentice Derek Leung ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. O'Sullivan aims high with Fruity Fruity

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... not scored at Sha Tin since his Class Four debut quite some time ago, but O'Sullivan wasn't concerned. 'I knew Derek Cruz targeted, and won, the Happy Valley Million Challenge last ...

  7. Fastplus Hero moving on the right path

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com It will be more than a year between starts for Fastplus Hero when he finally makes his local debut, but the Derek Cruz-trained four-year-old showed he ... settling near the rear in the eight-horse trial. 67 This is the mark the Derek Cruz-trained Fastplus Hero will start his Hong Kong campaign on ...

  8. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Heco Rider crying out for longer journey

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... Phillip Woo phillip.woo@scmp.com Heco Rider crying out for longer journey The Derek Cruz-trained Heco Rider is coming to hand with racing, dashing home to finish fourth in the Class Four Kam Shan Handicap (1,200m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night and won't be far off a victory when stepping up over a further distance. Heco Rider produced an unacceptable performance ...

  9. Dr Super a real Valley trooper

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... surgery, but at his first night back at Happy Valley, he produced a rails-hugging ride to win on the Derek Cruz-trained Magnanimous. ... for Danesouth (Derek Leung Ka-chun), who had taken 25 runs to break his maiden. On Tuesday, Leung was successful in his bid to have his official date of birth moved forward one year, making the now ...

  10. Fortune smiles on Lucky Nine in a thriller

    Posted Dec 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the top of the straight and he's come back and got me. He ran his heart out.' Trainer Derek Cruz said he would now head back to Dubai with the resilient eight-year-old Joy And Fun ...




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