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Anthony S. Cruz

Tony Cruz
Occupation Jockey / Trainer
Birthplace Hong Kong
Birth date December 24, 1956
Career wins Not found
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Major racing wins

As a jockey:
Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup (2 times)
Hong Kong Derby (1983, 1987, 1988, 1995)
Singapore Gold Cup (1984)
Champion Stakes (1986, 1987)
Coronation Cup (1987)
Irish Champion Stakes (1987)
Prix Ganay (1987)
Prix d'Harcourt (1987)
Grand Prix de Chantilly (1988)
Grand Prix de Paris (1988)
Prix Niel (1988, 1989)
Prix Vermeille (1988)
Hong Kong Cup (1989)
Hong Kong Gold Cup (1995)
Prix de Diane (1989)
Yorkshire Oaks (1991)
Diadem Stakes (1991)
Irish St. Leger (1991)
Prix Royal-Oak (1991)
Prix Eugène Adam (1993)

As a trainer:
Hong Kong Mile (2003)
Hong Kong Sprint (2003, 2004)
Hong Kong Derby (2004, 2008)
Hong Kong Gold Cup (2004, 2005)
Champions Mile (2005, 2006)
Stewards' Cup (2006)
The Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (2009)

International training wins:

Sprinters Stakes (2005)
Yasuda Kinen (2006)
Racing awards
Hong Kong Champion Jockey
(1978-1986 & 1994-1995)
Hong Kong Champion Trainer (2000, 2005)
Significant horses
Triptych, Golden Pheasant, Colonial Chief
Co-Tack, Lucky Owners, Russian Pearl
Silent Witness, Bullish Luck, Floral Pegasus, Egyptian Ra

Anthony S. "Tony" Cruz (born December 24, 1956 in Hong Kong) is a former Champion Thoroughbred horse racing jockey and current horse trainer. Referred to as a racing legend by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Cruz began his professional riding in 1973 and earned his first win on December 11, 1974 at Happy Valley Racecourse. After becoming one of Hong Kong's top jockeys, in the late 1980s he rode in England and France where he enjoyed considerable success, capturing a number of prestigious Group One races.

Cruz has been Hong Kong's champion jockey six times and has won more races there than any other jockey. When he retired from riding he embarked on a career as a trainer that has led to more success. Notably he trained two-time Hong Kong Horse of the Year Silent Witness (2004, 2005) and his third straight Hong Kong Horse of the Year, 2006 winner, Bullish Luck.

Son of J M da Cruz, a well-known jockey, Tony Cruz became an intern jockey at the age of 14.[1] As a jockey, he won the Hong Kong Derby four times aboard Co-Tack (1983), Tea For Two II (1987), Clear City (1988), Makarpura Star (1995). And as a trainer he won it in 2004 with Lucky Owners, and in 2008 with Helene Mascot. He has also ridden to victory in the Hong Kong Champions & Chater Cup on two occasions.

References

  1. 26th December, 2007, Wen Wei Po, [1]



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