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  1. Tony ticking over while older brother turns it on with Operation Secret

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken It was a quiet day at the track by the standards of some seasons for the Cruz family, but Tony kept his season ticking over with a win while brother Derek continued to improve ... him and he looks to have some upside next season.' Owner Chau Cham-son and his wife have had a few horses in the Tony Cruz yard in the past with moderate success, most recently ...

  2. Cruz targets Dubai adventure for Danesis

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... million Godolphin Mile on dirt, one of the attractions on the Dubai World Cup undercard on March 28. Trainer Tony Cruz said the innovative plan grew from Danesis' emerging record on the Sha ... and it should be no surprise to anyone that he's good on the dirt, being a half-brother to Dehere and out of a mare by Secretariat,' Cruz said. 'He's won on the turf as well ...

  3. ... Star in the making

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It may not be a stellar Hong Kong Derby field this year, but the Tony Cruz-trained Helene Mascot will come out all guns blazing to prove he is a... ...

  4. Regency Horse back where he belongs after end of Cruz 'separation'

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... in the Class Three Chek Keng Handicap. It was also a successful homecoming for owners Wong Shun-yuen and Wong Shin-ngai, who had a 'separation' from trainer Tony Cruz last year that simply ... claim, Cruz recalled the 'minor dispute' that led to Regency Horse leaving his yard at the end of the 2006-07 season. 'We were having some difficulty agreeing on programming ...

  5. Cruz hails newcomer Helene Mascot as HK's 'next big thing'

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Tony Cruz hailed Helene Mascot as 'the next big thing in Hong Kong racing' after the four-year-old put himself into ultra-elite company by winning a Group One at his ... in 2002. Yet far from being a pinnacle performance, Cruz says this is just the beginning for Helene Mascot. The race represented the reunification of the brilliant 'C team', with Cruz ...

  6. Mascot foot problem not a worry for Cruz

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Trainer Tony Cruz is confident that a training setback this week will not hinder Sunday's Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby Trial favourite Helene Mascot, despite a veterinary ... on the soles of both front feet. But a particularly painful one forced Cruz to abandon the colt's gallop last Sunday. 'Helene Mascot has had these issues with both front feet since he got ...

  7. Helene Mascot is better than ever, says confident Cruz

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Two-time champion trainer walking on air ahead of QE II Cup If you get to know Tony Cruz well enough, he has two levels of confidence. There is the steely resolve that has made ... yesterday about exciting four-year-old Helene Mascot. Cruz was walking on air for most of the morning after Helene Mascot had his final workout with stablemate and fellow Audemars Piguet Queen ...

  8. Cruz nurturing a jockey the fans can call their own

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... What Tony Cruz is doing for the career of star apprentice Marco Chui Kwan-lai is truly inspirational. Here is a man who has done a most un-Hong Kong thing, literally costing himself some winners in the short term, to breathe life into a glorious vision not only for Chui, but all racing fans. And, yes, for Cruz himself. Whatever your passion in life, imagine the euphoric feeling ...

  9. Danesis deserves to be in Derby, insists Cruz

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Tony Cruz last night challenged the Derby selection committee to recognise the 'classic potential' of Danesis and reward the colt with a place in the elite final 14 ... in two weeks' time,' Cruz said. 'There are a lot of horses in the race that are suspect at a strong 2,000 metres but I believe this horse will be even better at the Derby distance. ...

  10. It's a Happy day for master Cruz after all

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Tony Cruz found himself in an unusual situation on Saturday, tipping a horse his audience doubted could win, but the trainer had the last laugh when Happy All Round won the opening race at Sha Tin yesterday at odds of 23-1. Cruz attended a function at the Peninsula Hotel and, when inevitably asked for a tip, told about his race-one longshot with the fluctuating ...




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