Joy To Behold, Fun To Believe
|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|
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.
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.”.