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  1. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Derek Cruz hopes veterans will fly like youngsters in Centenary Sprint

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Trainer is quietly confident he will snatch glory with his ageing sprinters led by Joy And Fun Derek Cruz hopes veterans will fly like youngsters Advancing ... of three Derek Cruz-trained runners in tomorrow's Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Trophy. Joy And Fun will be joined by another stablemate who has turned back the clock, Cerise Cherry, ...

  2. Sport - Racing - DUBAI WORLD CUP

    Joy And Fun earns another bouquet for Derek Cruz

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Joy And Fun earns another bouquet for Derek Cruz No mention of Dubai and the World Cup meeting is complete with a huge bouquet for Derek Cruz and what he has done, over a long period of time, with Joy And Fun. Yes, we've surely put that in print before but horses of Joy And Fun's vintage, with the problems that he has been through, ...

  3. Sport - Racing - DUBAI WORLD CUP

    Trainer Derek Cruz rethinks retiring Joy And Fun after Al Quoz run

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Impressive performance in Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan in Dubai may lead to scrapping of plan to put nine-year-old gelding out to pasture Derek Cruz rethinks retiring Joy And Fun Derek Cruz was yesterday reconsidering retirement plans for nine-year-old warhorse Joy And Fun, after his revitalised run in the Al Quoz Sprint at the Meydan racecourse ...

  4. It's all Joy And Fun for Derek Cruz and owners

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... trainer Derek Cruz after the eight-year-old and Brett Doyle had scored by almost two lengths from the favourite. Joy And Fun had five starts last season after successful surgery to repair his damaged left foreleg, and while he was never the Joy And Fun of old, Cruz never gave up hope. 'He was not stretching out the way I would have liked, the way he normally would,' said Cruz ...

  5. Derek Cruz to prove that Money talks

    Posted Nov 17th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken With the Derek Cruz stable showing all the signs of running into top form, Money Strong gets a chance to put himself on the board for the Happy Valley Million Challenge ... contender for this term but has had to settle for only excuses at his latest attempts around the course. In fact, his form has many similarities with Cruz-trained Eastkowloon Spirit, who endured ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Really The Best 'improving'

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Trainer Derek Cruz says one-time problematic four-year-old could make it four wins on trot Really The Best 'improving' Really The Best was hardly ... when he next lines up. The dour miler continued his dramatic career turnaround with another no-frills victory and trainer Derek Cruz reckons he might not be done yet. "He is still ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Step up in distance to benefit Heco Rider

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... in distance to benefit Heco Rider Third run in and stretching out to the extended mile for the first time, the Derek Cruz-trained Heco Rider is the one to beat in a weakened Class Four and stands out ... Us All (Derek Leung Ka-chun) and El Grande (Vincent Ho Chak-yiu). The owners of Capital K also have a chance in the final leg with Mighty K (Tye Angland), who only copped five points ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    South African jockey Richard Fourie off to a winning start

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... yesterday with a pressure-relieving opening-day victory. The lightweight rider began his tenure with a bang, driving the Derek Cruz-trained sprinter Well Fit to a dominant Class Four win, ... also rode the Cruz-trained veteran Cerise Cherry into second in the day's feature race and said he was stunned at the competiveness of the racing. "Every race is like riding ...

  9. 'King of the Valley' Prebble to see off international challengers

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in the mid-twenties is going to be tough to beat and Prebble has raffled up one of the night's best in the third leg, Nordic Star for Derek Cruz. Coming off an impressive last-start win in Class Four, Nordic Star takes a grade rise and a weight drop, and looks yet another stable transfer that Cruz has returned to his best form. That makes him nicely rated off 62 as the gelding has previously ...

  10. 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 ...




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