OUR MEMORIES
JOY AND FUN (H014)


 

 

Joy To Behold, Fun To Believe

 

JOY AND FUN has campaigned bravely in Hong Kong, the UK and Dubai during his 60-start career.

 

INTRODUCTION

 

2003-10-02 JOY AND FUN is a gelding born in New Zealand, by CULLEN out of GIN PLAYER, trained by the Derek Cruz stable.

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

Country of Origin : NZ Owner : Mr & Mrs Johnny Wong Chun Nam
Colour / Sex : Bay / Gelding Last Rating : 121
Import Type : PPG Sire : Cullen
Total Stakes* : $25,258,662 Dam : Gin Player
No. of 1-2-3-Starts* : 12-6-5-60 Dam’s Sire : Defensive Play
    Same Sire : Nil

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

2006-10-29 JOY AND FUN had its inaugural race of 1200m in Sha Tin with South Africa jockey M Odendaal up.

 

Winning Records – JOY AND FUN and trophy races:

 

Date Index RC/Track/ Dist. Go Jockey Odds R.Time Trophy – Race
2006-11-19 165 ST / “Turf” / “B+2 “ 1200 GF O Doleuze 2.7 1.09.30
2006-12-26 273 ST / “Turf” / “C+3 “ 1400 GF F Coetzee 2.2 1.21.70
2007-02-20 400 ST / “Turf” / “C “ 1400 G F Coetzee 1.8 1.23.00
2007-05-01 573 ST / “Turf” / “B “ 1600 GF F Coetzee 2.6 1.34.70 SWAINE CUP
2007-06-17 696 ST / “Turf” / “C+3 “ 1400 G F Coetzee 2.4 1.22.30
2008-03-16 473 ST / “Turf” / “A “ 1400 G G Boss 16 1.22.00
2008-05-18 613 ST / “Turf” / “C+3 “ 1600 GF G Boss 7.2 1.34.50 ATV Cup
2009-01-01 273 ST / “Turf” / “B+2 “ 1400 GF W C Marwing 8.7 1.21.04 The Chinese Club Challenge Cup
2009-06-13 692 ST / “Turf” / “C+3 “ 1400 G B Doyle 34 1.21.68 Premier Cup
2010-03-27 Dubai Meydan/ “Turf” 1200 GF B Doyle 8.7 1.09.80 Al Quoz Sprint —
2011-09-11 3 ST / “Turf” / “A “ 1200 G B Doyle 10 1.09.46 Hksar Chief Executive’s Cup
2012-02-05 378 ST / “Turf” / “B+2 “ 1200 G B Doyle 11 1.08.98 Chairman’s Sprint Prize

 

 

2008-06-15 in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Ascot when JOY AND FUN got injured and Brett eased him out of the race

 

2014-03-29 returned after the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan “Turf” as its last race, Derek Cruz still continued its track-work but no racing thereafter.

 

2014-05-14 JOY AND FUN, 10 years of age, was retired by Derek Cruz.

 

 

SUMMARY

 

JOY AND FUN, a classy horse with a steely heart!

 

 

REFERENCE

 

2012-02-05 after JOY AND FUN got another victory after his recovery, these may be a remarkable comments:

Brett Doyle: “JOY AND FUN been knocking on the door in all the big races and he couldn’t have done it any better. It’s great for me to end my time in Hong Kong with a Group 1 winner and we go to Dubai in good form.

 

Derek Cruz: “I have to thank my two boys and their great effort with JOY AND FUN when he had that life-threatening injury in England. They spent most of the time nursing him and bringing him back.”.

 

 

EXTERNAL LINK

 

JOY AND FUN – Record File – HKJC

 

JOY AND FUN – Pedigree Query

 

 

 

 


 

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