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  1. Japan trip on cards for old warrior Egyptian Ra

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Top trainer Tony Cruz is eyeing a career-ender with a Group One bang for grand galloper Egyptian Ra after the eight-year-old toughed it out to win the Group Three Chinese Club Challenge Cup (1,400m) yesterday at Sha Tin in familiar style. For Cruz, the day was a happy return to where his second career virtually began, on New Year's Day 14 years ago, as he celebrated ...

  2. Yiu has Doleuze to thank for forcing the best out of idle Classic Energy

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Ng. Derek Cruz finally celebrated his 400th career winner as a trainer after the rare feat of saddling up a female winner, Happy Contender (Greg Cheyne) in the first event. Having her first run for Cruz, Happy Contender outstayed her rivals to win over the 1,800m trip and break her maiden status and ended a two month wait for Cruz for the milestone. He'd had 39 runners ...

  3. Green Birdie on another mission to Japan

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... in the Chairman's Sprint,' Fownes said yesterday. 'And his run in that race told me that he's back on track, so it looks good for the race in Japan with Brett Prebble to ride him.' Derek Cruz said he has also entered Joy And Fun for the race, but a definite start has yet to be firmed up for the race on March 27, the day following the Dubai World Cup meeting where Hong Kong ...

  4. California Memory in great form, Cruz insists

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the crime, Tony Cruz is looking for a repeat performance in the QEII Cup on Sunday. The record of Gold Cup winners going into the QEII next time has been poor, with the last to win both races being ... win, but Cruz (pictured) assured fans the grey is in great form for Sunday's race, despite that break. 'We had the option of running him in the Group Two mile race, ...

  5. Cruz eyes Yasuda Kinen for injured Egyptian Ra

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Trainer Tony Cruz is still looking towards the Yasuda Kinen in Tokyo, despite Egyptian Ra pulling up with soreness in a joint that may have cost him the Champions Mile. 'He hasn't pulled up very well from the run and he has swelling in his left fore fetlock,' Cruz said yesterday. 'I think that's why he was beaten. He was feeling the ankle ...

  6. Cruz not afraid to ask question of Royal Prince

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Tony Cruz added to the complexity of the HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup picture last night by saying he 'fully expects' outsider Royal Prince and jockey ... high to score an invitation against a world-class line-up of milers that boasts quality all the way down. But with the Hong Kong Cup failing to make capacity, Cruz (pictured) was content ...

  7. Luckyme renews Cruz's faith in fate

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Tony Cruz believes he was 'fated' to be the trainer of Luckyme, who belied his lack of experience to score a handsome first-up win and lay a foundation for what ... in the opener and coming home on the highly-bred debutant Luckyme in the fourth, for a 214-1 double in her pink and purple silks. Lucky Danske was formerly trained by Cruz and won three races ...

  8. Californiamountain leaves Cruz and Liang on a high

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken 'He's very genuine, very honest and his owner loves him' Trainer Tony Cruz and owner Thomas Liang Ting-sen continued a happy association with a famous family ... on the lead throughout the last event to scored with some authority but Cruz queried whether the son of Danehill might find it tough sooner rather than later. 'He's very genuine, very honest ...

  9. Cruz hails Bullish Luck's 'legs of steel'

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... the best milers in Japan in the $14.8 million Yasuda Kinen, completing the Asian Mile Challenge for the second year. The Tony Cruz-trained galloper emulated the great Fairy King Prawn, who gave ... mobbed the outside rail to congratulate Cruz, jockey Brett Prebble and owner Wong Wing-keung after the presentation ceremony. The key to Bullish Luck's resurgence, according to Cruz ...

  10. Cruz helps himself to a treble

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Master trainer wins final three races for a mouth-watering return of 242-1 Tony Cruz will head into Sunday's Champions Mile meeting at Sha Tin with confidence sky high after completing a winning 242-1 hat-trick in the final three races at last night's all-dirt meeting at the New Territories course. Cruz, who took the quinella in last year's Champions ...




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