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  • Tony Cruz
    Age: 60
    Background:
    Tony Cruz is a son of Johnny Cruz, a renowned rider from Hong Kong's amateur era. His brother, Derek Cruz, is also a trainer. He was among the first intake of apprentices to the HKJC Apprentice Jockeys' School when that facility opened in 1972. Cruz started his riding career in the 1973/74 season. He went on to be Hong Kong's champion jockey six times and rode 946 winners. Cruz also made his name at G1 level in Europe and notably partnered the great race mare Triptych. He was granted a Hong Kong trainer's licence in 1996 and first landed the trainers' title in 1999/2000. He regained the crown in 2005, setting a then record for a season's winners (91) and earnings (HK$113m) in the process. He most famously trained the great Hong Kong champion Silent Witness to win 17 consecutive races before tasting defeat.
    Achievements:
    Hong Kong Champion Jockey (1978/79, 1980/81, 1982/83, 1983/84, 1985/86, 1994/95); Hong Kong Champion Trainer (1999/00, 2004/05).
    Notable Race Wins Include:
    Hong Kong Mile (2003 Lucky Owners, 2010 Beauty Flash), Hong Kong Cup (2011 & 2012 California Memory), Hong Kong Sprint (2003 & 2004 Silent Witness, 2015 Peniaphobia), Champions Mile (2005 & 2006 Bullish Luck), AP QEII Cup (2015 Blazing Speed), Hong Kong Gold Cup (2004 Bullish Luck, 2005 Perfect Partner, 2011 California Memory), Centenary Sprint Cup (2004 & 2005 Silent Witness, 2015 Peniaphobia), Chairman's Sprint Prize (2004 & 2005 Silent Witness), Hong Kong Derby (2004 Lucky Owners, 2008 Helene Mascot), Stewards' Cup (2005 Bullish Luck, 2006 Russian Pearl, 2011 Beauty Flash, 2014 Blazing Speed), Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (2005 Silent Witness, 2009 Egyptian Ra, 2011 Beauty Flash), Champions & Chater Cup (2013 California Memory, 2014 & 2016 Blazing Speed, 2015 Helene Super Star), Sprinters Stakes (2005 Silent Witness), Yasuda Kinen (2006 Bullish Luck).
    Hong Kong Career Wins (at commencement of 2016/17 season):
    1,070 (win strike rate: 10.71%)


    16/17 Season Up to Race Meeting of 22/03/2017
    Stakes won : $80,217,118 No. of Wins : 36 Total Runners : 378
    No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 4 No. of 2nds : 46 Win % : 10%
        No. of 3rds : 33    
        No. of 4ths : 39    
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