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  • Derek Cruz
    Age: 62
    Background:
    Derek Cruz is the brother of fellow trainer and former champion jockey Tony Cruz. Both are sons of Johnny Cruz, a renowned rider from Hong Kong's amateur era. Cruz was licensed as a trainer in 1991 and his first G1 triumph came in December, 2005, when Natural Blitz shocked most observers by snatching the Hong Kong Sprint. The 2009/10 campaign was something of a breakthrough season for Cruz as he first prepared Good Ba Ba to win a record third successive G1 Hong Kong Mile, then won the inaugural running of the G3 Al Quoz Sprint at the Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan with Joy And Fun. The 2011/12 season saw Joy And Fun return from a long injury absence to win the HKG1 Chairman's Sprint Prize among a series of top-class efforts. His sons Trevor and Martin train in partnership in Cambridge, New Zealand.
    Notable Race Wins Include:
    Hong Kong Sprint (2005 Natural Blitz), Hong Kong Mile (2009 Good Ba Ba), Chairman's Sprint Prize (2012 Joy And Fun), HKG2 Premier Bowl (2012 Cerise Cherry), HKG2 Sha Tin Vase (1993 Wind Dancer), G3 Al Quoz Sprint (2010 Joy And Fun), HKG3 Premier Bowl (2010 Cerise Cherry), HKG3 Premier Plate (2007 Sir Ernesto), HKG3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup (2009 Joy And Fun), HKG3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy (2009 Kildare), HKG3 Centenary Vase (1994 Concert Boss), HKG3 Premier Cup (2009 Joy And Fun).
    Hong Kong Career Wins (at commencement of 2017/18 season):
    555 (win strike rate: 6.89%)


    17/18 Season Up to Race Meeting of 17/01/2018
    No. of Wins : 5 Total Runners : 86
    No. of 2nds : 2 Stakes won : $4,109,850
    No. of 3rds : 2
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    354GOOD COMPANION12/1217/01/2018HV TURF 1200 CG906670M ChadwickTT1084121FLYING TOURBILLONSMART BOYEXTREMELY FUN
    349PEACE ON EARTH3/1217/01/2018HV TURF 1200 CG10443.2K TeetanTT /B1114117ALL BEST FRIENDSBINGOPEACE ON EARTH
    337SNOWHOOVES8/1413/01/2018ST TURF 1400 C+3G602214A SannaSR/XB1074116G-ONE UNIONVICTOR EMPERORKWAICHUNG BROTHERS
    333TRIUMPHANT JEWEL10/1210/01/2018HV TURF 1000 BG607217A SannaTT /B1135126MONEY BOYGENERAL IRONENCORE BOY
    331COUR VALANT11/1210/01/2018HV TURF 1200 BG905029A SannaTT /XB1069123SPRING WINBINGOTHE SHOW
    327MIGHTY MAVERICK11/1307/01/2018ST TURF 1400 CG406414K C LeungCP/XB1158115PING HAI STARSIMPLY BRILLIANTBOMBAY BLITZ
    321ELUSIVE STATE4/1407/01/2018ST AWT 1650 CWS20477.9A SannaTT /PC1073120CHATER THUNDERGRAN MASTERIMPERIAL CONCORDE
    311HAPPY FIERY DRAGON7/1401/01/2018ST TURF 1200 B+2G804743A SannaTT /H-/XB1063120NICE KICKHAVE FUN TOGETHERMAGIC SUCCESS
    310APPLAUSE6/1401/01/2018ST TURF 1400 B+2G604529M ChadwickH1102120WUSHU CHAMPIONBRILLIANT DREAMEMPIRE STAR
    308OTOUTO10/1401/01/2018ST TURF 1400 B+2G103819N CallanTT /CP-/XB/H21096131SOCCER BRAVEGOLDEN CANNONWINNING BOY
    305DALRADIAN11/1227/12/2017HV TURF 1000 AG607733B PrebbleH/XB1158130E-SUPERCIRCUIT KINGMASTER ALBERT
    303BUDDY BUNDY10/1227/12/2017HV TURF 1000 AG1205157C Y HoTT /PC1224122MR RIGHTLUCKY LUCKYZERO HEDGE
    301ROCKET LET WIN11/1227/12/2017HV TURF 1200 AG1202240M ChadwickTT /CP1140116THE CHAMPTREASURE AND GOLDIDYLLIC WIND
    291BOSSIEE1/1423/12/2017ST TURF 1200 A+3G105011A SannaTT /B1176124BOSSIEEEIGHTY EIGHTYBEAUT BEAUT
    283PEACE ON EARTH2/1220/12/2017HV TURF 1200 C+3GF40426.5K TeetanTT /B1100115SPRING WINPEACE ON EARTHLOOK ERAS
    280GOOD COMPANION12/1217/12/2017ST AWT 1200 C+3GD1206770C Y HoTT1080122PICK NUMBER ONESTRATHCLYDESUPER WISE
    275ELUSIVE STATE2/1217/12/2017ST AWT 1200 C+3GD504714A SannaTT /PC1083119UGLY WARRIORELUSIVE STATEGRADE ONE
    274SNOWHOOVES4/1117/12/2017ST AWT 1200 C+3GD102314A SannaSR/XB1059116NICE FANDANGOAMBITIOUS SPEEDYSKY TREASURE
    266OTOUTO11/1213/12/2017HV TURF 1200 CG404023A SannaTT /CP/XB1101131GOLDEN GLORYWINNING BOYTRENDIFUL
    265APPLAUSE8/1213/12/2017HV TURF 1200 CG1104735A SannaH1101120BOLD STITCHCLEAR CHOICEMANFUL STAR
    252MIGHTY MAVERICK9/1206/12/2017HV TURF 1650 BG1206715S de SousaXB/CP21162120BANK ON REDIMPERIAL GALLANTRYLITTERATEUR
    250DALRADIAN11/1206/12/2017HV TURF 1000 BG207938B PrebbleB-/H/XB1160131FORTUNE BO BOMONEY BOYGENERAL IRON
    249COUR VALANT6/1206/12/2017HV TURF 1000 BG905227Z PurtonTT /XB1076126PEACE COMBINATIONDR PROACTIVEEXCEPTIONAL DESIRE
    246BOSSIEE11/1206/12/2017HV TURF 1200 BG205115A SannaTT /B1172124INFINITY ENDEAVOURSHARPMINDPLANET STAR
    236ELUSIVE STATE6/1203/12/2017ST AWT 1200 C+3GD1104911A SannaTT /PC1083122UGLY WARRIORHEARTS KEEPERGLENEALY PRIZE
    235SNOWHOOVES11/1203/12/2017ST AWT 1200 C+3GD20233.4J MoreiraSR/XB1067118SKY TREASUREACTUARIATHELLO KIMBERLEY
    232TRIUMPHANT JEWEL11/1229/11/2017HV TURF 1200 AG1107243A BadelTT /B1135126PERPETUAL JOYANCEG-ONE LOVERMASTER ALBERT
    231PEACE ON EARTH3/1229/11/2017HV TURF 1200 AG904226M F PoonTT /B1105109CHEERFULJETSTARLOTPEACE ON EARTH
    230ROCKET LET WIN8/1229/11/2017HV TURF 1200 AG902431M ChadwickTT /CP1138117HAYMAKERSEVEN LUCKKIM GLORY
    228HAPPY FIERY DRAGON6/1229/11/2017HV TURF 1200 AG704716A BadelTT /H/XB1053121NUMERO UNOLONDON MASTERGOOD CHOICE AHEAD
    218BOSSIEE5/1226/11/2017ST TURF 1200 CG505113M F PoonTT /B1172117BETTER CHOICEPICK NUMBER ONENICE KICK
    215GOOD COMPANION6/1222/11/2017HV TURF 1200 C+3G406712M F PoonTT1084113SUPER FLUKESIMPLY BRILLIANTCHARITY GLORY
    211APPLAUSE4/1222/11/2017HV TURF 1200 C+3G1204742H T MoH1095117CALIFORNIA ASPARSHOWING CHARACTEROUR HONOUR
    207MIGHTY MAVERICK9/1319/11/2017ST TURF 1400 BG406912D WhyteXB1150122HAPPY AGILITYTOP BEAUTIFULAPOLLO'S CHOICE
    195PEACE ON EARTH5/1215/11/2017HV TURF 1200 CG904375M L YeungTT /B1104114CONFUCIUS SPIRITSHOW MISSIONEXCEPTIONAL DESIRE
    191ROCKET LET WIN7/1215/11/2017HV TURF 1000 CG1002734M ChadwickTT /CP21133120IDYLLIC WINDRAICHUWINFULL PATROL
    190MIGHTY MAVERICK12/1411/11/2017ST TURF 1400 AGF1307164M ChadwickCP-/XB1157124WORLD RECORDPING HAI STARSMILING CHARM
    185BOSSIEE7/1411/11/2017ST TURF 1200 AGF505118K TeetanTT /B1176127SPARKLING DRAGONEIGHTY EIGHTYNOBLE STEED
    181HAPPY CENTURY11/1411/11/2017ST TURF 1400 AGF402226H T MoTT1109109GAINFULJETTELECOM BOOMREAL DEAL
    179TRIUMPHANT JEWEL4/1208/11/2017HV TURF 1200 BG207116H T MoTT /B1132118WHO ELSE BUT YOUHARBOUR ALERTWONDERFUL FIGHTER
    175OTOUTO8/1208/11/2017HV TURF 1200 BG10427.8K TeetanTT /CP/XB1084116STARLOTLEISURED FEETFORMULA GALORE
    168APPLAUSE12/1405/11/2017ST TURF 1400 C+3GF205099H T MoH1097116WIN BEAUTY WINLET'S TAKE IT EASYRED HORSE
    164ROCKET LET WIN11/1205/11/2017ST TURF 1200 C+3GF1203033K TeetanTT /B-1139123WINNER ST PAUL'SNEWSWIRE FREEGOLDEN CANNON
    155SNOWHOOVES5/1201/11/2017ST AWT 1200 C+3FT1202419K C LeungSR/XB1074115FOXBATA FAST ONEHAPPY SOUND
    154DALRADIAN11/1229/10/2017HV TURF 1200 AGF608199H N WongTT-/B1/H1/XB11163110SOUTHERN LEGENDMR GENUINEMOMENTUM LUCKY
    150TRIUMPHANT JEWEL6/1229/10/2017HV TURF 1200 AGF807199H N WongTT /B1140122FORTUNE BOOTHHEALTHY LUCKPOWERMAX
    149ELUSIVE STATE10/1229/10/2017HV TURF 1650 AGF1205131M ChadwickTT /CP-/PC11064125MR KOOLGENTRYDARING HEART
    148PEACE ON EARTH12/1229/10/2017HV TURF 1200 AGF304562M ChadwickTT2/B1108119SHARPMINDMERRYGOWINSHOW MISSION
    147ROCKET LET WIN6/1229/10/2017HV TURF 1200 AGF20329.4D WhyteTT /B1140126VICTORY DUKESMART SALUTEKING'S STEED
    146OTOUTO5/1129/10/2017HV TURF 1200 AGF504410H N WongTT /CP/XB1091112SACRED IBISROYAL CHOCOLATEFLYING FORCE
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