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  1. 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 ...

  2. 'He always looks to be in a different league to the others'

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

    ... Felix Coetzee as told to Alan Aitken 'In the parade ring, Helene Mascot was awesomely impressive just as he always is. Without disrespecting other horses, he always looks to be in a different league to the others he has raced against so far. 'He went to the gates nicely enough but what really got me comfortable with him before the race was when he was walking around behind ...

  3. And they're off

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Felix Coetzee (right) takes the lead on his way to winning the annual Jockeys' Sprint yesterday, laying to rest any notion that he needed either Silent Witness or trainer Tony Cruz to be successful at Sha Tin. Local boys Eddie Lai Wai-ming and Alex Yu Kin-shing chased Coetzee to the wire, continuing Yu's record of placing in at least the last five runnings. ...

  4. Delight looks set for royal treatment

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Cruz-trained Kindacross (Felix Coetzee), another three-year-old with better things ahead despite having been a slow starter here. The Cape Cross gelding had some difficulties with the right-handed way ...

  5. Cruz delivers for patient owners

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Cruz kept up his strike rate for the current term with a double yesterday, scoring in combination with Felix Coetzee as two promising stars in Miraculous and Joy And Fun landed their second wins. The pair also kept alive a brilliant winning partnership between trainer and jockey, with Coetzee's statistics for the yard reading nine rides for six wins. Punters were right on top ...

  6. Liberal's Knight looks part for dirt feature at Sha Tin

    Posted Mar 12th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... 1,200m winner on the surface, Liberal's Knight (Felix Coetzee) put in one of his best runs last time out, though finishing only fourth to Royal Pericles over that trip. He was forced to sit ... prospects looks to be a good draw in gate four. Liberal's Knight will have the pace for Coetzee to position him wherever he wishes, most likely tucked in behind what promises to be a sturdy ...

  7. Miraculous victory 'no surprise'

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Heavily backed five-year-old repays Derek Cruz's faith to come good at 13th attempt Top jockey Felix Coetzee jumped off Miraculous after a riverside gallop earlier this week and asked trainer Derek Cruz why the five-year-old was still a maiden. 'He worked terrific and Felix said, 'How has this horse still not won a race'?' Cruz laughed ...

  8. Combed on course to brush off his rivals

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... 2,400m races a season available to him, a true stayer like Super Combed (Felix Coetzee) is starved of opportunity on the first count, and never was the second more the case than in this very race last year. As favourite, Super Combed not only found a race bereft of speed but a track that was playing to the frontmarkers on the day. Coetzee tried to do something about it by attempting ...

  9. Ban rules need review

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Racing at three venues on the weekend highlighted the need for an updating of policies on jockeys being able to fulfil their obligations when suspended. Years ago, racing authorities recognised that jockeys were not booked on the morning of the race and there would have to be allowance made for pre-existing commitments. That is why Felix Coetzee rode Silent Witness ...

  10. Champion jockey is a Cheeky master

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with a different trainer- surely an extremely rare occurrence in Hong Kong racing if not a record. And even better, the trio of Cheeky, Celestial Steel (Felix Coetzee) and Gold Field (Vincent Sit ... Tin turf or disadvantaged by awkward draws. Last outing, Coetzee was forced to go all the way back at Happy Valley from gate 10 but Celestial Steel rattled home behind Five Grains for third ...




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