Tony Cruz

Military Attack to run in Dubai World Cup while Blazing Speed heads to Duty Free

Military Attack will now join Akeed Mofeed in the world's richest race, the Dubai World Cup, on March 29. It will be the first time Hong Kong will have two runners in the race. Photo: Kenneth Chan

For the first time, Hong Kong will boast two runners in the the world's richest race after organisers acceded to a request from trainer John Moore to switch races and tackle the US$10 million Dubai World Cup on March 29 with Horse Of The Year Military Attack.

Tuesday, 4 March, 2014, 1:03pm

Clear room the Key to victory for promising Witness

Key Witness came from a long way back to win at Happy Valley on Wednesday night. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Tony Cruz-trained Key Witness looked more like the talented youngster who trialled in Australia when he grabbed victory at his second race start on Wednesday night and there will be many more wins ahead.

20 Feb 2014 - 8:53pm

Epic trainers’ battle will come down to quality over quantity

John Size will be looking to Dr Good Habit, an easy winner on Wednesday, to bang in another one before the end of the season. Photo: Kenneth Chan

The thrilling four-way tussle for the trainers’ championship is a case of last man – or more to the point, horse – standing.

13 Jun 2013 - 4:26pm

Yip's double pulls him ahead in standings

Dennis Yip Chor-hong. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Just as Dennis Yip Chor-hong's team was looking like it was running on empty, the trainer squeezed out another double to retake the advantage in the fight for his first championship.

13 Jun 2013 - 5:52am

Titanic battle for trainers' title keeps getting tighter

Supreme Genki (Matthew Chadwick) claims the feature event, helping trainer Tony Cruz keep up the momentum in the title hunt. Photo: Kenneth Chan

In keeping with the long-observed traditions of the trainers' championship race, the top four stables could produce only two winners between them at Sha Tin yesterday but Tony Cruz managed a spark of optimism about his chances of landing a third title after Supreme Genki caused a 33-1 surprise.

9 Jun 2013 - 5:39am

Purton and Cruz make their point

Bobo Dragon takes full advantage of a soft lead to kick away and claim his second successive victory for Zac Purton, who now trails Douglas Whyte by three. Photo: Kenneth Chan

If anyone thought or even hoped that yesterday's Sha Tin meeting was going to shed some fresh light on the jockey or trainer championships, then they left thoroughly disappointed with what was nearly a contender-free zone.

3 Jun 2013 - 4:39am

California Memory is all class

Matthew Chadwick has time to look behind at his rivals after California Memory unleashed his usual swift turn of foot in the final 200m to win the day's feature event. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Class told in the season's final Group One as California Memory brushed aside lesser mortals in the Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup and trainer Tony Cruz finally added one of the few majors to elude him as a trainer.

27 May 2013 - 3:40am

Cruz creeps up on leader with superb double

Alvin Ng pilots Multivictory to success in race six, which completed a training double for Tony Cruz. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Even though it seems Tony Cruz is in with a big shot at a third trainers' title, to go with the six he won as a jockey, he was playing down his chances last night at Happy Valley and talking up what he called a "cool ride" by apprentice Alvin Ng Ka-chun on Multivictory.

23 May 2013 - 3:52am

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.

22 May 2013 - 5:16am

Punters spot on with Penglai Xianzi

Keith Yeung (Penglai Xianzi) has set up a good partnership with trainer Tony Cruz. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Tony Cruz's consistent sprinter-miler Penglai Xianzi was the subject of a spirited late betting move and saluted in the Class One (120-95) after the trainer of third-paced favourite Gurus Dream, Dennis Yip Chor-hong, faced some pre-race quizzing by stewards over the horse's trackwork.

19 May 2013 - 5:00am

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

Memory served correctly by owner's lucky draw

Two of John Moore's runners, Ashkiyr (left, ridden by Weichong Marwing) and Irian (Olivier Doleuze) are put through their paces at Sha Tin yesterday. Photo: Kenneth Chan

Owner Howard Liang Yum-shing successfully plucked barrier one before California Memory won the 2011 and 2012 Hong Kong Cups and the owner couldn't believe it when he revealed the same number at yesterday's public draw.

26 Apr 2013 - 4:56am

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

Winnie's Horse is knocking on the door

Trainer Tony Cruz

Tony Cruz is giving John Size a run for his money in the trainers' title and Winnie's Horse can keep the championship rolling at the back end of the season.

19 Apr 2013 - 4:43am

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