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  1. Fownes comes up smiling after stable's bleak summer

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... winner. Baazigar looked for most of the race like he was running for second or third money, with those who supported him in to HK$36.50 favourite having jockey Felix Coetzee to thank for getting ... to the line for Felix. It looked a bit scary there for much of the race but he got there in the end.' Coetzee, who combined with Fownes to win a race on opening day two years ago on Star Prodigy, ...

  2. Tributes flow for 'true pro' Coetzee

    Posted Dec 19th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Jockey Club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges yesterday described departing jockey Felix Coetzee as 'the most professional jockey I've ever seen'. ... professional jockey I've ever worked with or seen,' Engelbrecht-Bresges said. 'I fear they broke the mould when they made Felix Coetzee because, in the jockey world, he has taken ...

  3. Coetzee out to make it a Special swansong

    Posted Dec 20th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Outstanding jockey Felix Coetzee bids farewell at Sha Tin today after a long and distinguished career and he should get his winning exit on the appropriately named Special Days ... while Fearless (Douglas Whyte) is also in form but has his share of weight coming back in grade. The number of years Felix Coetzee, who bids farewell today after racking up 643 winners, has ...

  4. How Coetzee was transformed by the horse whisperer

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... South African's outlook never the same since magical encounter, writes Alan Aitken When you picture the summer break for a top jockey, you don't immediately imagine Felix Coetzee ... there is so much to learn there, for anyone. You learn about communication and patience and you learn a bit about yourself along the way.' On a roll 1. As a 15-year-old, Felix Coetzee attended ...

  5. Coetzee takes a final bow before his legion of fans

    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell It may have been an emotional day for Felix Coetzee, riding at Sha Tin for the final time after 16 years, but it was an especially poignant moment for one fan who presented the South African horseman with a going-away souvenir. Woody Leung, 36, worked his way around security personnel to present a hand-made montage of Felix Coetzee photos to his hero, and was thrilled ...

  6. Prebble can give Whyte a fright in Challenge

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... needed 20 more rides for it and their strike rates were remarkably similar. Oddsmakers last night posted Whyte at his regular short quote (2.3) with Prebble and Felix Coetzee joint second choices ...

  7. Spicy Fruity is the one to kick start the new season

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... a standout after coming up with barrier one for Felix Coetzee. The Tony Cruz-trained three-year-old made a huge impression when winning at his debut, and had valid excuses at his only other ...

  8. Even Prebble is taken by surprise as Daneprint scorches to victory

    Posted May 05th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the victory took him to 38 wins and a clear fourth placing on the trainers' table. With top rider Felix Coetzee sitting home trying to throw off the effects of a respiratory bug, his television set might have been in some peril after the Sandberg Gold Cup (1,800m) when one of his scheduled mounts, Happy All Around, scored a narrow win. Coetzee had reluctantly stood down from his four ...

  9. At 48, Coetzee continues to make his own waves

    Posted Feb 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Sha Tin belonged to Felix Coetzee yesterday as the brilliant South African landed a stunning four-timer that might easily have been more in other circumstances, but he ... plenty of stamina. He just went a click slow enough to be able to keep going.' Dynamic duo Felix Coetzee and John Size have combined 82 times this season for 18 wins and for a healthy strike ...

  10. Red-hot Coetzee climbs up the ladder

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken For the second time in a fortnight, Felix Coetzee dominated proceedings with a four-timer to take him to joint third in the championship standings. Coetzee again showcased his ... been in the lead today and I wanted the horse to race fairly close to the front as a result but with the pace the way it was, Felix did the right thing by waiting.' Though Coetzee said his ...




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