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  1. ... 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... ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Cruz control

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tama Lung Tony Cruz has never been one to take it easy. 'You have to have drive,' says Hong Kong's most successful jockey and champion thoroughbred horse trainer. 'If you don't have a goal in your life, your time is up.' The son of an amateur jockey, Cruz began riding at the age of three and by 14 was an apprentice at the-then Royal Hong Kong ...

  4. Cruz keeps his nose in front in title race as lower graders hit form

    Posted Apr 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen A double to leading trainer Tony Cruz has helped him maintain a one-win lead over the barnstorming John Moore in the trainers' title with Happy Forever and Tom's ... learned to relax in the early stages now and he travels a lot sweeter in the run.' Top of the summit Tony Cruz extended his lead in the trainers' standings, taking his tally to: 56 ...

  5. Plenty of cheers in Cruz camp

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

    ... Alan Aitken Tony Cruz had two reasons to smile when California Memory upset John Moore's hot favourite Xtension in the final race. Given the perfect trip by Matthew Chadwick, the honest grey won his third race for the term and Cruz was only too well aware of the merit in the victory. 'I saw Xtension in England and tried to buy him as a Derby horse and my owners ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Early birthday gift for Cruz as Bullish Cash finally lives up to promise

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Tony Cruz is still baffled how it took Bullish Cash 14 starts to win a race, but was more than happy to accept the overdue result as an early present for his 51st birthday today. Bullish Cash was the fat part of a Cruz one-two in yesterday's feature race, the HK$1.6 million Cuckoo Handicap for Class One horses, with Luckyme (Howard Cheng Yue-tin) holding ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Cruz sings praises of brilliant young Chui

    Posted May 28th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Legendary jockey and now master trainer Tony Cruz paid seven-pound claimer Marco Chui Kwan-lai the ultimate compliment for a young rider yesterday by putting him on the winner of the newly-created Hong Kong International Sale Challenge (1,200m). Cruz has taken a close interest in the development of Chui as he has moved from novice to highly-promising jockey during the 2006-07 season ...




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