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  1. 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 ...

  2. Cruz hopes Collection can step up

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Derek Cruz has booked the services of journeyman jockey Wayne Smith for former superstar Collection, the multiple Group One winner he hopes can reclaim his glittering best ... where he was champion jockey in 2010-11. 'The owners know Wayne pretty well and I'll be giving him a few more rides on the day as well,' Cruz said. Collection won the 2009 ...

  3. No Joy And Fun for Cruz in Derby

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Last season's champion griffin relegated to the reserves for Hong Kong classic An impassioned plea by trainer Derek Cruz to have last season's champion griffin, Joy ... despite owning a domestic rating six points lower than Joy And Fun. Derek Cruz (pictured), who prepared plunge winner Encore Win in the third event at Happy Valley last night, said he would ...

  4. Joy And Fun gives Cruz reason to smile

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Eleven days ago, it was a dejected Derek Cruz who greeted the news that Joy And Fun had been balloted from the Hong Kong Derby. But yesterday in the final race, the same ... the final berth to a lower-rated colt in Danesis. But Cruz has been around long enough to not worry about things he can't control and simply got on with the job, refusing to criticise those ...

  5. Treasure looks to make amends

    Posted Feb 20th 2005, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Clint Hutchison Derek Cruz's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby aspirant Green Treasure can atone for a narrow loss last time by winning the $1 million Indigenous Handicap over 1,800 ... eligibility, but his rating (96) should increase as he looks the one to beat in this lead-up race. This season, Cruz has taken Green Treasure from a rating of 67 to his current mark following three ...

  6. Derby favourites look right on song

    Posted Mar 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... at Sha Tin down the straight and deserves another chance should he move to the bigger track for his next appearance. Derek Cruz's Smart Champ finished seventh, but the International Sale graduate showed above-average ability and looks open to improvement. The final heat was a qualifying trial and Derek Cruz's All Fit was an impressive winner. He confirmed some promising work ...

  7. Ernesto has enough firepower

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

    ... the strike rate for the Derek Cruz-Felix Coetzee combination. The Centenary Vase has at times been a guide to the Hong Kong Derby- recent winners include subsequent Derby heroes Vengeance Of Rain ... the 'new C-Team' of Coetzee and the older Cruz to cement a growing partnership- seven wins from 20 starts this season. Sir Ernesto chased the International Mile Trial (November 19) and Hong ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Marwing takes hot seat on Ba Ba

    Posted Mar 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... turn from the horse in favour of South African Marwing. Trainer Derek Cruz confirmed Marwing had been booked at the behest of owner John Yuen Se-kit, but said yesterday regular rider Doyle ... wanted a change of jockey,' Cruz said. 'We discussed a few different riders, but Mr Yuen liked Marwing and he wanted to give him a chance on the horse. And Weichong has had a lot ...

  10. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Selection for Derby should be delayed to the 11th hour

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

    ... reserve. And then you had Crackerjack. If you were trainer Derek Cruz you would be quite justified in considering the whole thing a lottery. Last year, Cruz had Wrath Of Fire looking for a Derby ... was the Cruz horse chasing a start and, after three just fair runs, his rating had dropped from 90 to 86 but was still high enough to justify inclusion. Cruz found himself on the wrong side ...




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