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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/682413/jockey-club-will-witness-downside-international-racing-sunday-officials-have-look
  2. Cruz backs Witness to continue racing after second place

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by 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 there had been ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/574964/cruz-backs-witness-continue-racing-after-second-place
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579688/cruz-confident-he-can-carry-seasons-great-domestic-race
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582560/bullish-contest-worlds-richest-race
  5. RACING

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577041/racing
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737230/tough-beauty-flash-proves-hes-ready-dubai-foray
  7. Relief as Lucky gets plum draw for Yasuda Kinen

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... him. Prebble said Lucky Nine had been forced to race wide and out of his comfort zone of late, relying on his toughness and tenacity to stay in touch, but the luxury of some cover would allow ... and it makes the horse's job a lot easier. He can just sleep, he can jump and be comfortable. I don't have to push him to a position. He can enjoy his race and show us that wonderful turn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002739/relief-lucky-gets-plum-draw-yasuda-kinen
  8. Bullish Friend will have plenty of followers

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Phillip Woo phillip.woo@scmp.com Only seven went around in the griffin race on Sunday, but Tony Cruz's raw debutant Bullish Friend will be winning his share of races after catching ... is by New Commands stallion Court Command, mated to smart racemare Lady Jakeo. Court Command was an Australian winner of six races to 1,400m, including the AJC Stan Fox Stakes, Up And Coming Stakes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002331/bullish-friend-will-have-plenty-followers
  9. Bullish Luck has nothing to fear in series

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by 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 series in Hong Ko ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583602/bullish-luck-has-nothing-fear-series
  10. HK trio ready for Tokyo challenge

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... also included Cape Of Good Hope, who goes to England tomorrow for races in the Global Sprint Challenge which could see him crowned the first winner of that international series. Ebullient owner ... Fairy King Prawn's historic 2000 win in the race. 'I'm most worried about the gradient,' Da Silva said. 'The top of the Tokyo straight rises about two metres from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502117/hk-trio-ready-tokyo-challenge

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