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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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. How Coetzee was transformed by the horse whisperer

    Posted Sep 07th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... South African's outlook never the same since magical encounter, writes Alan Aitken When you picture the summer break for a top jockey, you don't immediately imagine Felix Coetzee ... there is so much to learn there, for anyone. You learn about communication and patience and you learn a bit about yourself along the way.' On a roll 1. As a 15-year-old, Felix Coetzee attended ...

  9. Coetzee rides wave of Deep Purple nostalgia

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow He is known for his cool, calm and collected way of riding winner after winner but CitySeen was told that top jockey Felix Coetzee was far from being cool when he got to meet one of his favourite bands, Deep Purple. Introduced by Felix's friend, EMI bigwig Hans Ebert (pictured between the band's Roger Glover and Felix), Felix admits that he was a total ...

  10. Witness loses footing and Felix

    Posted Oct 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... lost Felix Coetzee and got loose for more than a lap of Nakayama racecourse yesterday on the eve of a Sprinters' Stakes he must win to justify his place in international rankings. Out ... was just on a turn and stumbled, and somehow Felix went over the top,' said trainer Tony Cruz, who was unperturbed. 'Silent Witness broke away and probably went about one and a quarter ...




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