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  1. Sport - Racing - HONG KONG

    Douglas Whyte, Tony Cruz take team double

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Champion jockey makes the most of it as he bags a brace from his three rides with trainer Whyte combines with Cruz for a team double Champion jockey Douglas Whyte was back as the pinch-hitter for the Tony Cruz stable at Happy Valley last night and made the most of it with a winning double that carried him to a Jockey Challenge win as well. ...

  2. Whyte just two winners from Cruz's record

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the personal domain of Tony Cruz for more than 13 years. Cruz piled up 946 winners in Hong Kong over a career of more than 20 years, despite a stint in France riding for the Aga Khan. Whyte arrived in September 1996, just eight months after Cruz hung up his saddle a winner in his final ride on a horse named Super Team, and the passing of the baton began. Eleven years and seven consecutive ...

  3. Derby duo strut their stuff at trials

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sunday's big race. Bullish Champion and Fay Fay finished one-two in their 1,200m dirt jump-out, both looking as good as can be for their first try over 2,000m. Earlier this season, Tony Cruz said Bullish Champion would not get more than 1,200m after he failed to run out a strong 1,400m, but he then produced two strong runs over the seven furlongs. Excited owners convinced Cruz to try his ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Good Words gets rope off his neck at last

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Tony Cruz-trained gelding earns first win since 2011 as Whyte bags double to close on Purton Good Words gets rope off his neck at last Few have been as successful as Tony Cruz in Hong Kong racing and he spelled out the game in no uncertain terms on a night at Happy Valley characterised by swings, roundabouts and rough-house. Douglas Whyte, who had ...

  5. Best of the best

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... With seven championships already in the bag, Douglas Whyte has Tony Cruz's record at his mercy, reports Alan Aitken As he closes in rapidly on Tony Cruz's career total of 946 ... sitting on 913 Hong Kong winners, a tantalising 33 behind Cruz's mark, which he may well reach before the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races in December. 'Obviously, all being ...

  6. Prebble heads market, but Coetzee looks a danger

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... for his former retainer Tony Cruz in the Class Five over 1,800m, and the gelding has the ability to be in the finish returning to his preferred Happy Valley track. If Super Power can gather some ...

  7. Whyte signs off in style with four-timer

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... but I'm chuffed with how the season has gone,' Whyte said. 'I was chuffed to beat Tony Cruz's record, to get 1,000 wins and to see one of my favourite horses back in Armada. I spent ...

  8. 'The best I have ever ridden'

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Douglas Whyte said the best he has ever ridden, Tony Cruz described it as special, but just about everyone else was left speechless as Horse of the Year ... but has a wait now to see if trainer Tony Millard will re-engage French rider Maxime Guyon, who won the Derby on Ambitious Dragon but was replaced by Whyte in the QE II Cup when required ...

  9. Chadwick has quality to dominate Challenge

    Posted Nov 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... but his last four mounts all have strong prospects for his assigned trainer, Tony Cruz, and if Chadwick has points on the board by then, it looks all over. Cristal Magnum (race four) is the most ...

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    Fulfil A Wish's dead-heat feature win gives Size a lot of pleasure

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... saw Size and Whyte notch a double together earlier in the card, but Fulfil A Wish arrived just in time to claim half of the feature with Ben So Tik-hung aboard. Fulfil A Wish and the Tony Cruz-trained outsider Penglai Xianzi (Vincent Ho Chak-yiu) couldn't be separated on the wire in a blanket finish to an event that was a far cry from when Size first took it out 11 years ago ...




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