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  1. In-form Sanbenito set to give Cruz a lot of cheer

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Clint Hutchison There is a good chance Tony Cruz could rewrite the record books at Sha Tin this afternoon with the number of wins trained in a season and Sanbenito looks one of his better chances on the 10-race card. Like so many from Cruz's yard, Sanbenito has been highly consistent this term, notching three wins and as many minor places from eight starts. All eight runs ...

  2. Cruz and Size unleash Derby prospects

    Posted Oct 19th 2004, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... Clint Hutchison Even at this early stage of the season Tony Cruz and John Size are laying the foundations for another titanic battle in the Championship and both trainers unleashed a couple of potential Derby contenders on Sunday with Russian Pearl and High Intelligent. Cruz's Russian Pearl was arguably the more impressive with his win on his local debut when claiming ...

  3. Tip is out for Cruz's Lucky Danske

    Posted Jan 26th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Lucky Danske is a card-carrying member of the C Team, being trained by Tony Cruz. The former six times champion jockey is making every post a winner in his bid to land a second Hong Kong trainers' premiership and is leading in winners at a record rate, currently 21.9 per cent. Regardless of whether the professionals think the Cruz runners are value or not, they keep winning ...

  4. C team looking for another big show

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The C team- trainer Tony Cruz and jockey Felix Coetzee- have effected some amazing transformations among their horses this season and are likely to achieve another one ... with a Group One credential to his name as a juvenile. Yet, after taking over this galloper who seemed to have completely lost his way, Cruz produced Helene Pillaging first-up from a spell to produce ...

  5. Cruz is finding his peak now, Da Silva says

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Well known owner Archie da Silva threw his considerable weight behind Tony Cruz's push for this year's championship at Happy Valley last night, ... the first turn of the Longchamp Racecourse Handicap (1,650m) before grinding his rivals into the dust at his first experience of the city track. The three-year-old's win gave Cruz- absent ...

  6. Durban Demon aims to break winners record 'with all the world watching'

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... tally level with Hong Kong's favourite son, Tony Cruz. A winning pair on Champion Lad for John Moore and Man In The Mirror for John Size- with the International Jockeys' Championship thrown in for good measure- brought Whyte to 946 wins in Hong Kong and the South African is hungry for the chance to pass Cruz this weekend. 'What could be better than that? I hope I'm ...

  7. Cruz's magic pays off with Thief

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The genius of Tony Cruz has conjured amazing levels of improvement out of Legionnaire and Shanghai King over the past week, and Australian private purchase Phantom Thief may ... finishing his last 400m in 24 seconds under a decent hold from Coetzee. Phantom Thief has raced five times for Cruz and is yet to show his true form. His best effort was his sixth to Sunny Sing over ...

  8. 600 and counting- Cruz passes milestone

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Turf king aims for training and riding benchmark 'no one will be able to break' Tony Cruz trained the 600th winner of his astonishing career at Sha Tin yesterday ... ($25.50) won the Lau Fau Shan Handicap the way a good thing should, making it two from two since joining Cruz's yard before the start of the season and bristling with the potential for one ...

  9. Visiting jockeys denied a fair crack of the whip

    Posted Dec 24th 2003, 12:00am by Clint Hutchison

    ... are not getting a chance to show their worth, simply because they can't get good rides. Several of the strongest stables, including those of John Size, Tony Cruz and David Hayes, may not have ... and face rejection when they get here. Meanwhile, Cruz has a real chance to regain the championship this year with several promising youngsters in his yard including Better Boy, who caught the eye ...

  10. Back with a bang

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen strikes the gong to get the new season under way at Sha Tin yesterday as the fans end their summer hiatus by turning out in their thousands. Champion jockey Douglas Whyte managed one winner and is embraced by Fat Dragon's trainer Me Tsui Yu-sak, but the man to follow was Tony Cruz, who is joined by his father, Johnny, and former champion ...




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