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  1. Strydom finally ready to turn back the clock

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... as the equal of any of the great jockeys produced in his homeland- a production line that has included Douglas Whyte, Felix Coetzee and Basil Marcus among the many brilliant horsemen who have played ...

  2. Fownes' hopes lifted for Stakes

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... with a sharp gallop under Felix Coetzee, then had good news at the draw with barrier five. 'I will look at the other runners and where they are likely to be but I'm sure we'll be in a prominent position anyway,' said Coetzee of the KrisFlyer Sprint and Golden Shaheen champion. 'I was very happy with his final workout,' Shaw said. 'It went very well ...

  3. Rocket man flies past rivals again

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... a new world power in the sprinting ranks, emerged at Kranji racecourse in Singapore last night. Rocket Man and jockey Felix Coetzee decimated the Group One KrisFlyer International (1,200m), ... to deliver. 'He was really quiet, and at the start, it was an eerie feeling because we couldn't hear anything from the grandstand, I thought something must have gone wrong,' Coetzee ...

  4. Rocket Man puts Hong Kong rivals in the shade

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patrick Allen in Singapore patrick.allen@scmp.com Hong Kong's ageing sprint stars Sacred Kingdom and Green Birdie showed just how far they have receded from their peak as Rocket Man, a new world power in the sprinting ranks, emerged at Kranji racecourse in Singapore last night. Rocket Man and jockey Felix Coetzee decimated the Group One KrisFlyer International Sprint ...

  5. 'Rocket Man looks better than ever'

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... a while, which was getting to his right leg where he has a pin in his bone. 'Going left-handed is much better for him for both training and racing, and he is in mint condition.' Felix Coetzee would prefer not to have to navigate his way across from gate nine in the 10-horse field, but is also brimming with confidence after working the horse. 'You can't help ...

  6. Rocket Man still turbo-powered, says Shaw

    Posted Dec 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... been a regular jockey for Rocket Man in his domestic career, his fellow South African, Felix Coetzee, has had the reins on the international stage. That will change this weekend, as Vorster gets his first ride at Sha Tin and a tilt at international glory after doing all the hard yards at his Singapore base. 'Felix was always booked to ride the horse in Japan, and he put off ...

  7. Lucky Nine gets no breaks on day of drama

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and Sprinters Stakes, badly held up for clear running both times before finishing close. Rocket Man was beaten a nose and a half length for second after Felix Coetzee gave him a perfect trip one out, ...

  8. Cruz and Moore set to clash for Singapore glory

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... if he wins, and the tissues will be in short supply if he is pipped again, with both trainer Patrick Shaw and jockey Felix Coetzee confident Rocket Man is in the best shape of his career. Fownes ...

  9. HK runners play second fiddle to Rocket Man

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Birdie (Brett Prebble), while Rocket Man and Felix Coetzee surged away from American sprinter Euroears to make a one-horse affair of it after a brief struggle halfway up the straight. 'Sunny ...

  10. Gamble

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Gamble by Felix Francis Michael Joseph (e-book) It is, to be fair, slightly confusing. Gamble is a 'Dick Francis novel' but written entirely by his son Felix. Francis senior died in 2010 but they had collaborated for some years previously. Gamble shows Felix is a chip off the old block, but has something to learn about storytelling. Our hero is Nick Foxton, ...




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