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  1. Felix Coetzee tells how champion sprinter is beaten in charge for post

    Posted May 15th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... As told to Alan Aitken 'It was his normal very good jump then I let him have two or three strides and put my hands down to settle him and he dropped straight into his smooth loping action. He led like that pretty much all the way down the back straig ...


    Posted Dec 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the shoulders of this affable South African horseman. Coetzee has a calmness that is surely transmitted to his horses. He is 100 per cent horseman and understands the thoroughbred racehorse almost ... in South Africa and 500-plus Hong Kong winners, Coetzee's ace up the sleeve is his judgment of pace. Whether he is lengths in front or out the back in a race, chances are that is the ideal ...

  3. Humble mount gets Felix to landmark

    Posted Nov 14th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Like most major milestones, Felix Coetzee's 500th Hong Kong winner finally arrived yesterday not on Silent Witness, not on Bullish Luck or some other star galloper, but in a Class Five event on a horse who might otherwise fade instantly from memory. Last season, Coetzee landed the record of winners in a season for Tony Cruz on the humble Mr Genki, while John Moore ...

  4. Heads I win, Felix picks Partner for the feature event

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Top jockey Felix Coetzee has come up with an old-fashioned idea to put himself out of his misery as far as choosing the right Tony Cruz runner for tomorrow's Group Two Chairman's Trophy (1,600 metres) at Sha Tin and is relying on his luck. 'I've tossed a coin- it's as simple as that,' Coetzee said yesterday after he selected Perfect Partner over ...

  5. Felix is just hot, says trainer

    Posted Apr 17th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Felix Coetzee's brilliant four-timer yesterday brought his best-ever season to a new level with 71 winners. But the South African master horseman may ride another 710 before he gets a compliment as big as the one paid to him by trainer Tony Cruz. Coetzee rode magnificently to land Shiny Ribbon ($16.50), Shining Day ($78), Sheriff Bamboo ($19.50) and Sun Power ...

  6. Red-hot Cruz is a Force to reckon with

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... raced stayer Mystic Force (Felix Coetzee) looks to have found the ideal race in the seventh event. The son of Kaapstad has raced just seven times for the lone win under Christophe Soumillon ... of the final 150 metres when full of running and Coetzee weaved and bobbed trying to find a clear run for the gelding but to no avail until the post was looming. He went down by just three-quarters ...

  7. Witness loses footing and Felix

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... lost Felix Coetzee and got loose for more than a lap of Nakayama racecourse yesterday on the eve of a Sprinters' Stakes he must win to justify his place in international rankings. Out ... was just on a turn and stumbled, and somehow Felix went over the top,' said trainer Tony Cruz, who was unperturbed. 'Silent Witness broke away and probably went about one and a quarter ...

  8. Coetzee's mastery key for Sanbenito

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The wealth of skill and experience possessed by top jockey Felix Coetzee should win the day over the youth and allowance of Jacky Tong Chi-kit as two of the most consistent gallopers clash in the final race at Sha Tin this afternoon. Trainer Tony Cruz is a runaway leader in the trainers' championship and Sanbenito (Coetzee) has played his part this season since ...

  9. Children foil family suicide attempts

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... In two cases in 24 hours, youngsters prevent tragedy Two children foiled a suicide attempt by their mother and saved their own lives early yesterday - the second time in 24 hours that youngsters have averted a family tragedy. The 11-year-old boy and his e ...

  10. 60 walk on tracks as MTR train is stranded

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Sixty passengers of a Chai Wan-bound train were forced to walk on the tracks after a power-supply problem stranded their train 40 metres from the station yesterday afternoon. About 2,500 other commuters suffered delays as a detached power cable at the eas ...




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