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    Posted Oct 12th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... All the attention may have been on Silent Witness for the Tony Cruz-Felix Coetzee combination yesterday, but the outstanding trainer-jockey pair managed to rack up another two winners ... of the 1994 Hong Kong Derby winner, and omen punters might have recognised that Cruz and Coetzee's second winner, Sure Fit, carried the red and black colours of Super Fit. 'I guess the wins ...

  2. Danesis proves highlight of big day for Coetzee

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Felix Coetzee finished his Sha Tin season with a flourish, landing a powerful three-timer that included the breakthrough win of a long-time loser and capturing a HK$1 million ... and it was Coetzee's understanding of the big stallion that made the difference in a pace-related race. Danesis is the source of a lot of pride for the men behind the Hong Kong International Sale, not only ...

  3. A Special Day for Size after gelding steps up a grade

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... that.' Douglas Whyte won his second race on Special Days and redeemed himself in the eyes of the members of Tom Brown's Syndicate, who had a clear preference for Felix Coetzee as their jockey last season. 'It was just one of those things, that Felix got on the horse when Douglas was suspended and he won three races on him, so naturally they had an inclination Felix ...

  4. Cruz's magic touch to pay huge dividends with Danesis

    Posted Jun 08th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... of Felix Coetzee. He brought out the best in the big bay at his most recent win over the mile at Sha Tin and is able to ride at today's handicap weight of 114 pounds. You can confidently expect Coetzee to slide forward from barrier nine and have Danesis in a nice trailing position behind likely leader Being Famous, poised to pounce when the time is right. The main danger ...

  5. Green light for payne to ride in HK

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... to perform the role to the Jockey Club's satisfaction. Also approved yesterday by the Licensing Committee was Felix Coetzee's application for leave of absence to ride Multidandy in Dubai next week. Coetzee will miss the Sha Tin meetings next Wednesday and on Saturday week to ride Multidandy in his lead-up workout to the Golden Shaheen and in the race itself. ...

  6. Luck of draw gives Able One head start

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Plane's trainer, Lucky Houdalakis. Felix Coetzee enjoyed an inside run with Singapore champion Rocket Man when he dead-heated with One World in his first appearance at Sha Tin, and the jockey ... Coetzee said. Yiu said the draws for Sacred Kingdom, already a dual winner of the race, and Ultra Fantasy, were 'almost the ones I would have picked if I had a choice'. 'Sacred ...

  7. Fit-again Birdie puts on grand trial display

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... of a dashing Felix Coetzee ride to set himself up nicely for the coming feature races. Green Birdie won the Group Two Mercedes-Benz Hong Kong Derby Trial at 1,800 metres earlier in the year, but had ... of this field of eight. Coetzee took all the shortcuts along the back stretch and persisted with inside runs on the home turn. Ultimately, without having done any serious work, all Coetzee had to do ...

  8. $23 says Diamond can do it again

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Stewards' Cup. The consistent, high strike-rate season being enjoyed by trainer Tony Cruz and jockey Felix Coetzee has made them stronger than ever with rank-and-file punters, who don't worry about the odds with this winning combination. And regardless of what the professional punters think of the value, the Cruz and Coetzee fans walk away with the cash so often that it's ...

  9. Cruz chips in with minors

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... time), then flown overnight to be at the Derby meeting to welcome winners in two minor races. The first of them, Electronics Spur, was a tactical triumph for Cruz (pictured) and jockey Felix Coetzee, who had grown tired at the four-year-old's growing arsenal of bad luck stories. 'He kept drawing wide and we've been going back on him, but he's often found trouble ...

  10. Ernesto has enough firepower

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... the strike rate for the Derek Cruz-Felix Coetzee combination. The Centenary Vase has at times been a guide to the Hong Kong Derby- recent winners include subsequent Derby heroes Vengeance Of Rain ... the 'new C-Team' of Coetzee and the older Cruz to cement a growing partnership- seven wins from 20 starts this season. Sir Ernesto chased the International Mile Trial (November 19) and Hong ...




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