Matthew Chadwick

Chadwick sees stablemate as Memory's biggest threat

Matthew Chadwick

Matthew Chadwick hopes California Memory's class can overcome some distance queries and carry him to Sunday's Group One Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, where he believes the biggest danger is stablemate Willie Cazals as the pair aim to give Tony Cruz his first win in the race as a trainer.

Wednesday, 22 May, 2013, 5:16am

Bullish Friend 'not ready to take on big boys yet'

In-form duo Tony Cruz and Matthew Chadwick. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Whether up-and-coming sprinter Bullish Friend takes on "the big boys" - as his trainer Tony Cruz calls them - next start in the Group Three Sha Tin Vase is in the hands of the handicapper after the tough three-year-old made it three wins in a row.

6 May 2013 - 3:52am

Bounty's big heart makes up for his small size: Cruz

Matthew Chadwick and 'very big heart' California Bounty. Photo: Kenneth Chan

California Bounty knocked off a couple of Class Two heavyweights, yet his trainer Tony Cruz says it is the import's lack of size - but definitely not his heart - that will probably stop him from reaching the very top.

21 Apr 2013 - 6:11am

Willie Cazals puts his best foot forward

Matthew Chadwick storms past the finish line aboard Willie Cazals to win the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union Cup. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Willie Cazals had been every bit the problem child since arriving in Hong Kong - an expensive and highly rated Italian import who turned barrier rogue and never got to contest the race he was purchased for, the 2012 Hong Kong Derby.

18 Apr 2013 - 4:50pm

Chadwick maintains charge

Tony Cruz's new recruit Blazing Speed keeps up a good gallop to win after Matthew Chadwick got him flying out of the gates. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Trainer Tony Cruz said if it wasn't for the athleticism of new stable acquisition Blazing Speed, he wouldn't have even been racing yesterday, let alone giving Matthew Chadwick the second leg of a double that kept his roll towards a career-best season going.

15 Apr 2013 - 4:55am

Chadwick backs Lucky Omens to make the grade

Matthew Chadwick has no trouble steering Lucky Omens over the line to win race six at Happy Valley last night. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Winners were coming from all directions at Happy Valley last night, with eight different jockeys and eight trainers triumphant - but Matthew Chadwick is dreaming of a clear path to the 2014 Hong Kong Derby for promising youngster Lucky Omens.

7 Mar 2013 - 3:42am

Stealth tactics keep Chadwick hot on heels of leaders

Matthew Chadwick celebrates his double. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Chadwick was expected to be the most affected by this season's new restrictions on trainer-jockey combinations - the quota reducing the amount of rides he can have for former master Tony Cruz.

28 Jan 2013 - 7:07am

Chadwick helps Cruz to top of trainers' ladder

Lucky Omens

Tony Cruz was on a Christmas spree at Sha Tin, coming off a winning double midweek to land a Sha Tin treble that saw him join reigning champion John Size at the top of the trainers' premiership ladder.

23 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

Country Charm makes mockery of 90-1 odds

David Hall leads Country Charm with Matthew Chadwick on board. Photo: Kenneth Chan

David Hall-trained Country Charm hasn't exactly been the pin-up horse for punters but his ability hasn't been in question, and a change of race pattern brought the best from him as he led throughout in the fifth and surprised his jockey.

23 Dec 2012 - 3:43am

Draw key as Memory retains trophy

California Memory has a massive lead over his rivals to retain the Hong Kong Cup as a cheeky Matthew Chadwick sticks his tongue out. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Many might speculate California Memory's back-to-back wins were a product of the shock scratching of the world's top-rated horse last Friday, but Matthew Chadwick thinks the penny dropped his way a day earlier.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:44am

Fast-learner Chadwick gets top marks from Cruz

Former champion jockey turned top-class trainer Tony Cruz remembers the time Matthew Chadwick turned up at his yard as a trainee apprentice, even before he went to Australia to be taught the fundamentals of race riding.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:44am

Saonois now biggest rival to California Memory

Matthew Chadwick will be hoping for a repeat Hong Kong celebration with California Memory.

The withdrawal of Cirrus des Aigles was a boon for California Memory's chances of repeating in the Cup, but the French resistance continues and the gutsy little grey's main challenger is now another Gallic over-achiever: Saonois.

8 Dec 2012 - 1:54am

Champ Ambitious Dragon out of luck in Hong Kong Mile barrier draw

Hong Kong Vase candidate Pagera, with jockey Olivier Peslier, is full of beans under a rare blue sky at Sha Tin. Photo: Kenneth Chan

When Ambitious Dragon's owner, Johnson Lam Pui-hung, peeled back the number 11 at the barrier draw for the HK$20 million Longines Hong Mile yesterday, the audible sigh from onlookers said "advantage Glorious Days" - but there was one important individual who demurred.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:33am

Racing Digest, December 3, 2012

Brett Prebble poses with connections of New Greenfield.

Prebble sizzles for Cruz on a day rail bias played a big part

3 Dec 2012 - 3:05am

Ekin Cheng, Matthew Chadwick promote the BMW Hong Kong Derby

Ekin Cheng (left) and jockey Matthew Chadwick. Photo: SCMP

Recent weekends have seen a flood of celebrity weddings - from tycoon heir Kenneth Fok Kai-kong and Olympic medallist Guo Jingjing to singer-actor Alex To and film producer Ice Lee. But actor/singer Ekin Cheng Yee-kin and fiancée Yoyo Mung Ka-wai are not rushing to make it official any time soon.

16 Nov 2012 - 4:24am

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