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    Posted Apr 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... FELIX COETZEE The measure of time that gives this column its name is almost twice as long as it will take to run the Chairman's Sprint Prize at Sha Tin today as champion unbeaten sprinter Silent Witness and Coetzee seek to break the record for consecutive wins set at 10 by Co-Tack in November 1983. Silent Witness has already equalled Co-Tack's record of 10 successive ...

  2. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Ex-PCCW deputy to head new film council

    Posted Apr 15th 2007, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Outgoing deputy PCCW chief Jack So Chak-kwong has been appointed to head a new body tasked with finding ways to help revive the ailing local film industry. Mr So's appointment as chairman of the Hong Kong Film Development Council came a day after he ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Alert over hormones in Guangdong fish

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Food safety authorities in Hong Kong are investigating whether freshwater fish and shrimp contaminated with male hormone stimulants and antibiotics might have been imported from the mainland. The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department said it was conce ...

  9. RTHK chief open to outsider as his deputy

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... RTHK's chief promised yesterday he would work closely with his new No2 even if the person comes from the government ranks, after calling for months to have the post filled by internal promotion. There has been speculation the government will appoint ...

  10. Dragonair probes crack in windscreen

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Dragonair was continuing an investigation yesterday into how a crack occurred in the windscreen of a plane bound for Hong Kong from Kunming. Flight KA761, operated by an Airbus A320 and carrying 122 passengers and seven crew, had been airborne for 15 minu ...




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