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  1. Jockey Club will witness downside to international racing on Sunday- but officials have to look at the bigger picture

    Posted Jun 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell On Sunday the Jockey Club will have to put on a big smile and deny the sour taste of the medicine as it experiences the downside to international racing on its bottom line. Armada and Sight Winner will represent Hong Kong in the Yasuda Kinen, the biggest mile race in Japan and the final leg of the Asian Mile Challenge. It's always a great race ...

  2. Cruz confident he can carry off season's 'great' domestic race

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Even before the 13 combatants set foot on the track, tomorrow's HK$13 million Stewards' Cup is being tagged as the best domestic Group One race of the new millennium. Trainer Tony Cruz said the race promised to be 'one of the best we've seen in Hong Kong' and he had two 'great' chances in Bullish Luck and Hello Pretty. 'Both ...

  3. Cruz backs Witness to continue racing after second place

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Silent Witness will race on into 2007 after his brave second, even though he had no answer to the dazzling finish of Absolute Champion, trainer Tony Cruz said. Cruz admitted ... with HK$62.5 million. 'But there is one person who knows Silent Witness better than anyone else and that's his trainer- me,' Cruz said. 'Silent Witness is still enjoying his racing ...

  4. Bullish to contest world's richest race

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... decided to take up the challenge, with Cruz confirming yesterday that Bullish Luck will switch from the Dubai Duty Free on turf to tackle the world's richest horse race, on a totally foreign ... said yesterday. 'He's a year older now and has been finding the mile races a fraction short, and we know he's already proven at 2,000 metres- on turf, at least. First, we ...


    Posted Dec 31st 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The racing year opened with Hong Kong Jockey Club officials in bullish mood after the traditional Chinese Club Challenge Cup and it could hardly end any other way after ... in July, a betting turnover rise of around six per cent is now the trend after nine years of falling figures. Heavily behind the tax push was executive director of racing Winfried ...

  6. Tough Beauty Flash proves he's ready for Dubai foray

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... over from a wider draw to sit outside the leader in a stop-start race and had all the tactical advantages to hold on by a neck over 25-1 outsider Sunny King in a busy finish. It was Cruz's fifth win in the race he took out as a jockey on Rapid Rock in 1975 and Always Plentiful in 1984, and as a trainer with Bullish Luck (2005) and Russian Pearl (2006). Cruz has previously come up ...

  7. Fashion's day to shine

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... with that memorable third to champion Falbrav. But with Falbrav and Frankie Dettori nowhere in sight, today it's the mare's turn to land her second Group One race at Sha Tin. The 2003 Derby-winning ... highest-rated entrant in this line-up. The services of big-race rider Mick Kinane will help and Precision must be issued a top chance. The final 1,200 metres sectionals clocked by Raider ...

  8. Crossing's chance to shine

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... should get the run of the race from gate two and has solid each-way claims again. David Hayes' 2003 Derby winner Elegant Fashion lost nothing in defeat at the hands of Bullish Luck last time ... be rattling home at the finish. Dr More carried top weight when finishing seventh of eight in the race won by Gem Of India earlier this month. He looks the least likely of the Size brigade as his form ...

  9. Bullish Luck has nothing to fear in series

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The third Asian Mile Challenge kicked off yesterday at Caulfield and all the evidence from this under-populated contest should not have given the reigning titleholder Bullish Luck anything to fear as he takes aim at the final legs of the serie ...

  10. On the Rails

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of racing needed. Tony Cruz has unearthed a fresh star in the grey with the brilliant finish and his Hong Kong Gold Cup win had nothing of the fluke about it, dropping on the leaders at the 200m ... in the same race in 2004, before he went on to be one of the outstanding milers, with a Yasuda Kinen, two Champions Miles and a Stewards' Cup on his record. Bullish Luck was also unheralded, ...




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