Tag: 'Tony Cruz'

Sight Spirit

Size believes “under-rated” Sight Spirit is a genuine Hong Kong Classic Mile threat

Bearing down on a record 12th trainers’ championship, John Size is hopeful Sight Spirit can continue an upward career trajectory and claim the HKD$12 million...
Circuit Booming

Tony Cruz limbers up for the Hong Kong Classic Mile with Happy Valley treble

Building impressive mid-season momentum, Tony Cruz posted a treble at Happy Valley on Wednesday night (26 January) in an ominous foretaste to the HKD$12 million...
California Spangle

Cruz double-handed in Hong Kong Classic Mile with California Spangle and Ima Single Man

Bidding to seal California Spangle’s meteoric rise with success in the HKD$12 million Hong Kong Classic Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (30 January),...
Karis Teetan

Teetan not about to rest on laurels, eyes next 500

Fresh off banking his 500th win in Hong Kong, Karis Teetan is not about to sit back on his success so far – hungry for...
Stronger

Stronger delivers Douglas Whyte’s first Group 1 as trainer

Revered as the most successful rider in Hong Kong racing history with 13 jockeys’ championships and a record 1,813 wins, Douglas Whyte forged new territory...
Golden Sixty

Golden Sixty ready for date with destiny

Undistracted by history, Vincent Ho will adopt a trademark conservative approach to the Group 1 HKD$12 million Stewards’ Cup (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday...
Shadow Runner

Paul O’Sullivan, Karis Teetan unite in rare Hong Kong double

In an extraordinary coincidence, Paul O’Sullivan and Karis Teetan simultaneously reached the Hong Kong 500-win milestone when the pair combined with Shadow Runner in the...
Beauty Joy

Beauty Joy for Purton at the Valley, Teetan snares Romantic Warrior ride

Gearing up for a huge fortnight of Hong Kong racing, Zac Purton heads to Happy Valley this Wednesday evening (19 January) looking to maintain the...
Romantic Warrior

Joao Moreira flush with Hong Kong Classic Mile options after Sha Tin four-timer

Triumphant after a Sha Tin quartet on Sunday (16 January), Joao Moreira will deliberate overnight before deciding which of the several leading contenders he will...
Zac Purton

Strong Hong Kong Classic Series focus for Sha Tin on Sunday

Determined to build on a positive return to race-riding, Zac Purton believes the pecking order for the HKD$48 million Four-Year-Old Classic Series will become clearer...
Ima Single Man

Cruz pins Classic aspirations on Ima Single Man

Tony Cruz is confident Ima Single Man can stamp Hong Kong Classic Mile credentials with another strong performance in the Class 2 Chek Keng Handicap...
Senor Toba

Moreira confident Senor Toba is ready to fire

Joao Moreira believes Caspar Fownes-trained Senor Toba can parade BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) credentials when the grey contests the Class 2 Hong Kong Sports...
Ima Single Man

Ima Single Man strikes for Cruz as Leung posts Sha Tin treble

Tony Cruz will set Ima Single Man for the Hong Kong Classic Mile (1600m) next month after a superb ride from Matthew Poon enabled the...
Wellington

Gibson hopes Wellington can defy Hong Kong Sprint barrier setback

Richard Gibson hopes it will be a case of history repeats in the HKD$24 million Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin...
Beauty Joy

Zac Purton breaks Douglas Whyte’s prizemoney record ahead of IJC defence

Zac Purton has overtaken Douglas Whyte’s all-time Hong Kong prizemoney record by posting a double as the perfect prelude to his title defence of the...
Lucky Express

John Size lands fifth Panasonic Cup as Lucky Express delivers

The Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) next month remains an option for Lucky Express after the gifted gelding showcased undoubted talent with a...
Fantastic Treasure

Schofield eyes Panasonic Cup glory

Chad Schofield is hopeful success in the Class 1 Panasonic Cup Handicap (1400m) at Sha Tin on Saturday (13 November) will ultimately propel Fantastic Treasure...
Ruan Maia

Lor and Ting charge into trainers’ title contention

The Hong Kong trainers’ championship has suddenly become a bottle-neck after Frankie Lor and Jimmy Ting’s bids for the coveted crown gained valuable momentum on...
Master Eight

Joao Moreira returns to form with a vengeance

Joao Moreira has ended a challenging recent run with a familiar display of dominance, booting home a treble at Sha Tin on Sunday (24 October)...
Master Eight

Lor excited by Master Eight’s return

Frankie Lor is optimistic unconquered Master Eight can continue an impressive ascent when the emerging sprinter resumes in the second section of the Class 3...
Harmony N Blessed

Zac Purton dominates Happy Valley with second quartet in four days

Zac Purton has forged to a double-figure lead over arch-rival Joao Moreira in the 2021/22 Hong Kong jockey’s championship after slotting a quartet at Happy...
Jerry Chau

Jerry Chau graduates in style, clinches 70th victory

Marking the end of a decorated apprenticeship in emphatic style, Jerry Chau intends to capitalise on his status as the second-fastest rider to make the...
Buddies

Buddies surges to Group 3 Celebration Cup success

Undaunted by an uninspiring form line, Tony Cruz was left to exult after enigmatic galloper Buddies thwarted the hopes of better credentialled rivals by claiming...
Vincent Ho

Vincent Ho wins Tony Cruz Award as Hong Kong’s leading home-grown jockey

Vincent Ho has crowned a glorious season by claiming his third consecutive Tony Cruz Award as Hong Kong’s leading local jockey, clinching overall honours with...
Mister Snowdon

Douglas Whyte’s precise planning pays off with Mister Snowdon

Accustomed to the stratospheric heights of Hong Kong racing as a 13-time champion jockey, Douglas Whyte savoured one of his sweetest moments as a trainer...