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  1. 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 ...

  2. Coetzee reaches 400 the Smart way

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Felix Coetzee finally ended an agonising wait at Happy Valley last night when the first leg of his winning double landed his 400th Hong Kong winner. Coetzee had been in sight of the milestone since late March and went to Dubai to ride Multidandy on World Cup night sitting on 396 victories. But April was somewhat barren for the Coetzee-Tony Cruz team and it took the rider another six ...

  3. Coetzee takes a final bow before his legion of fans

    Posted Dec 21st 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell It may have been an emotional day for Felix Coetzee, riding at Sha Tin for the final time after 16 years, but it was an especially poignant moment for one fan who presented the South African horseman with a going-away souvenir. Woody Leung, 36, worked his way around security personnel to present a hand-made montage of Felix Coetzee photos to his hero, and was thrilled ...

  4. Punters have Coetzee on top of their list

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... John Bell Felix Coetzee was the pin-up jockey of punters at Happy Valley on Wednesday night when producing faultless displays to get two short-priced favourites over the line and the early money suggests he will pick up where he left off in the opening event at Sha Tin today on the appropriately named Always Happy. Coetzee, who has rocketed up the premiership ladder in recent ...

  5. Coetzee remains in Cruz mode

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Racing Editor Superb treble makes jockey determined to be of greater help to his former stable trainer It says much about the character of Felix Coetzee that, in the wake ... but what I really want to do now is to be a greater help to Tony [Cruz],' Coetzee said. 'Our team has had a relatively quiet start to the season and there have been a couple of seconds ...

  6. Coetzee's mastery key for Sanbenito

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken The wealth of skill and experience possessed by top jockey Felix Coetzee should win the day over the youth and allowance of Jacky Tong Chi-kit as two of the most consistent gallopers clash in the final race at Sha Tin this afternoon. Trainer Tony Cruz is a runaway leader in the trainers' championship and Sanbenito (Coetzee) has played his part this season since ...

  7. Coetzee returns to ride Egyptian Ra

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Felix Coetzee will make an unexpected return to Sha Tin on Sunday as the jockey for Egyptian Ra in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup. South African ace had a special affinity with Egyptian Ra, on whom he won the International Mile Trial (Gr 2) in November. The 49-year-old with so many feature race successes and an unforgettable association with Silent Witness returned ...

  8. Coetzee to take over on Memory

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Cox Trainer Tony Cruz said the connections of California Memory are simply looking for a change of luck with new jockey Felix Coetzee in the Singapore Airlines Cup on May 20, ... of luck and they're just trying something different with Felix.' Cruz has been buoyed by Hong Kong Jockey Club vets giving his diminutive galloper a clean bill of health after ...


    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 ...

  10. 'When his ears went up, I was happy,' says Coetzee

    Posted Apr 26th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... outstanding jockey Felix Coetzee was breaking what is already his record for the most successive wins on a horse in Hong Kong. When Cruz rode Co-Tack in the 1980s, he missed the first two wins of the horse's 10-win streak. But Coetzee has been on Silent Witness every start he has had, so he already owned that personal achievement when he got to nine straight two runs back in the Bauhinia ...




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