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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 22/10/2017
    No. of Wins : 4 Total Runners : 32
    No. of 2nds : 0 Stakes won : $2,679,350
    No. of 3rds : 0
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    129SNOWHOOVES12/1422/10/2017ST TURF 1400 AGF802626H N WongSR/XB1067115YOURTHEWONFORMEACTUARIATGOLDEN CANNON
    119ROCKET LET WIN5/1218/10/2017HV TURF 1200 CGF603416K TeetanTT /B1135127OUR HONOURKIM GLORYHAYMAKER
    118MIGHTY MAVERICK8/1414/10/2017ST TURF 1400 CG1307524H T MoCP/XB1144121REGENCY BO BOKINGSFIELDWORLD RECORD
    108GOOD COMPANION1/1211/10/2017HV TURF 1200 BG506210H N WongTT1060112GOOD COMPANIONHARBOUR ALERTBIG TIME BABY
    103OTOUTO4/1211/10/2017HV TURF 1200 BG204624H N WongTT /XB/CP11073114LOVE CHUNGHWAVERY RICH MANROMAN IMPERO
    102HAPPY FIERY DRAGON1/1211/10/2017HV TURF 1200 BG404114H T MoTT /H/XB1053107HAPPY FIERY DRAGONMERRYGOWINRICHCITY FORTUNE
    101GLORY HORSIE4/1211/10/2017HV TURF 1000 BG203037M ChadwickTT /B1259123SPARKLING TALENTSHOW MISSIONRUGBY DIAMOND
    97ELUSIVE STATE6/1408/10/2017ST AWT 1650 B+2GD1205315M F PoonTT /CP1058119SPICY KAKAIMPERIAL CONCORDEGRAN MASTER
    94HAPPY CENTURY7/1408/10/2017ST TURF 1200 B+2G120268.6J MoreiraTT1112121WINNER ST PAUL'SGOLDEN CANNONGAINFULJET
    87GOOD COMPANION4/1205/10/2017HV TURF 1200 AG906212U RispoliTT1066117JUMBO HAPPINESSMR PICASSOBACK IN BLACK
    86BUDDY BUNDY9/1205/10/2017HV TURF 1200 AG40516.3M F PoonTT /PC1196118MANFUL STARLOVE CHUNGHWACHEERFULJET
    84OTOUTO11/1205/10/2017HV TURF 1200 AG604947N CallanTT /XB1087122EXCEPTIONAL DESIRESHARPMINDENJOY LIFE
    81MIGHTY MAVERICK8/1401/10/2017ST TURF 1400 A+3GY807719N CallanCP/XB1147130APOLLO'S CHOICEINVINCIBLE FRESHEXPERTO CREDE
    75BOSSIEE1/901/10/2017ST TURF 1200 A+3G704614S ClippertonTT /B1157120BOSSIEESTAR OF PATCHSUPER EURO STAR
    66ROCKET LET WIN11/1227/09/2017HV TURF 1200 C+3GF1203630K C LeungTT /B1133127KWAICHUNG BROTHERSSHOW MISSIONHAYMAKER
    58SNOWHOOVES5/1424/09/2017ST TURF 1400 AG602811H N WongSR/XB1055116WINNING VIBEJIMSON THE FAMOUSTELECOM BOOM
    51OTOUTO10/1220/09/2017HV TURF 1200 CGF705118N CallanTT /XB1086125SMART BOYPHANTOM FALCONLYRIC ACE
    47BUDDY BUNDY6/1220/09/2017HV TURF 1200 CGF405319H N WongTT /PC1206124LETSGOFREEGREAT TOPLIGHTSANGRIA
    46MIGHTY MAVERICK7/1416/09/2017ST TURF 1400 C+3GF507816H N WongCP/XB1141126GREEN CARDIMPERIAL GALLANTRYPRETTY BAUHINIA
    45TRIUMPHANT JEWEL14/1416/09/2017ST TURF 1000 C+3GF107178B PrebbleTT /B1129128TOP BEAUTIFULBEAUTY MASTERXINJIANG YARN
    41ELUSIVE STATE5/1016/09/2017ST AWT 1650 C+3GD805318O DoleuzeTT /CP1060127GRAN MASTERFIVE STARS AGENTSURE PEACE
    40SNOWHOOVES4/1116/09/2017ST TURF 1400 C+3GF70289.1H T MoSR/XB1078112INVISIBLELAUGHING LORDAMBITIOUS SPEEDY
    30GOOD COMPANION1/813/09/2017HV TURF 1200 BGF80574.5M F PoonTT1061124GOOD COMPANIONSIGHT SEEINGLONDON CITY
    29HAPPY FIERY DRAGON7/813/09/2017HV TURF 1200 BGF504113C Y HoTT /H/XB1037115STARLIGHTSMART BOYNEVER BETTER
    22HAPPY CENTURY5/1410/09/2017ST TURF 1400 CG302714C Y HoTT1073118TELECOM BOOMGOOD METHODSTARRY STARLIES
    20GLORY HORSIE11/1110/09/2017ST TURF 1000 CG903229B PrebbleTT /B1257125SEVEN LUCKHAPPY SOUNDHAPPY BEAUTY
    15GOOD COMPANION4/1106/09/2017HV TURF 1200 AG20576.2N CallanTT1060130FOX SUNTERPHANTOM FALCONSTARLIGHT
    14BUDDY BUNDY12/1206/09/2017HV TURF 1000 AG405514C Y HoTT /PC1215127DR RACEOCEAN ROARBEAUTY CONNECTION
    11ROCKET LET WIN5/1006/09/2017HV TURF 1200 AG503621N CallanTT /B1134129CATCHMEIFYOUCANGREAT TOPLIGHTWINNING BOY
    9MIGHTY MAVERICK10/1403/09/2017ST TURF 1200 BG507836C Y HoCP/XB1137131FIFTY FIFTYDIAMOND KINGMARVEL TRIBE
    5HAPPY CENTURY7/1303/09/2017ST TURF 1200 BG602719C Y HoTT1101118YOURTHEWONFORMEENCHANTED FEELINGSTARRY STARLIES
    4HAPPY FIERY DRAGON4/1303/09/2017ST TURF 1200 BG104119C Y HoTT /H/XB1037116HOUSEHOLD KINGREWARDING FLYERGOOD DAYS