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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Redoute Star finally obliges for patient Cruz

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen An upset win for the Tony Cruz-trained No More Green over favourite and stablemate Good Words in the final event will probably overshadow the trainer's earlier result for many punters, but the win of Redoute Star was a great boost for Cruz, who has nursed the expensive purchase through thick and thin for close to two years. Redoute Star's maiden win could ...

  4. Hannah King Prawn is perfect tonic as Cruz leaves rivals out in the cold

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... have ridden him forward the last two runs from the wide draws and he has handled it but we also know he can be ridden behind, so he's versatile.' Tony Cruz's brother, Derek, also ... Alan Aitken Trainer Tony Cruz bounced back from his migraine last weekend to give his rivals a headache in the feature race at Happy Valley last night with Hannah King Prawn. Resuming from ...

  5. Cherry 'ready to take on the best'

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Trainer Derek Cruz believes that perhaps the biggest obstacle to Cerise Cherry's success to date was the fateful day he ran a game second in the Group One South African ... Sanette. 'Cerise Cherry was meeting some class horses, but I was confident he was going to run a strong race just because he was feeling so strong,' Cruz said. 'Just in the last week ...

  6. Joy And Fun conquers desert Sprint

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken in Dubai Joy And Fun turned giant killer with Derek Cruz and Brett Doyle to provide the highlight for Hong Kong at Dubai World Cup night as the underrated trio claimed ... and John Moore-trained One World were unable to add to that score later on last night's card, finishing eighth in the Duty Free and third in the Golden Shaheen, respectively. Cruz's first ...

  7. Marwing proves too strong in the Jockey Challenge

    Posted Mar 08th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... to be decided. Marwing hit the ground running in partnership with Derek Cruz to land the griffin race with Malayan Bright, and then proceeded to land three of the first four races to render the Challenge ... the opener after Cruz took his advice and went for a gear change to help Malayan Bright's power of concentration. 'He went well enough at his first start but he was looking around ...

  8. Cheng to test out Sacred Kingdom before giving nod

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... yesterday. 'I will ride him in the trial [today] before giving an answer,' said Cheng, who also has first refusal of the ride on progressive sprinter Kildare for Derek Cruz. 'Kildare ... Sacred Kingdom's way. 'Derek came and spoke to me about the situation and said he would put me on Kildare if Howard goes for Sacred Kingdom,' Marwing said. 'It's ...

  9. Cruz vows to take Best Eleven 'all the way to top'

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... trainer Tony Cruz saying he will take the emerging star 'all the way to the top'. Best Eleven trialled poorly at the start of March and backed up the lethargic effort with a sluggish ... by Entrapment two seasons ago and equalled by Ambitious Dragon a year later. Despite the horse hitting a midseason flat spot, and now having had 11 runs in his first season, Cruz said there's ...

  10. Super Gentleman's the one from a better gate

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Phillip Woo

    ... a nice grass heat in October 10, he returned a more relaxed customer and produced a good turn of foot to nail Lions' Fortune over the 1,400m on November 7. The Derek Cruz ...




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