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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. 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 ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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