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J. M. Coetzee

Just like old the days as Coetzee flies the famous colours

Felix Coetzee wasted little time bouncing straight back into a familiar role at his first meeting for the season, piloting Crown Witness to win for Tony Cruz in the colours made famous by former champion Silent Witness.

Monday, 22 November, 2010, 12:00am

Coetzee not disheartened by defeat

Eric Saint-Martin wore the black hat in the Kowloon Tong Club Challenge Cup (1,800m) as he arrived in time to spoil the Felix Coetzee fairy tale farewell with Best Friend, but the farewell itself lived up to all that was expected.

21 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Coetzee banned for weighing in light

Every jockey and trainer's worst nightmare came true for Dennis Yip Chor-hong and Felix Coetzee at Sha Tin yesterday, when a horse weighed in light following the fourth race and had to be disqualified.

17 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

My Home Town can upstage rivals with weight pull

Star apprentice Marco Chui Kwan-lai will be hoping things turn out better than the first time he rode for John Size, but the youngster has the horse power to win today's Police Cup (1,200m) at Happy Valley with My Home Town.

19 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

My Home Town looks set to unleash his fancy footwork

There have been few, if any, better trainers than John Size operating at Sha Tin during its three decades, so it will be appropriate for his upwardly mobile sprinter My Home Town to make a successful return in the Sha Tin Racecourse 30th Anniversary Cup (1,200m) today.

28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Club must be applauded for late jockey change

The Jockey Club's Licensing Committee deserves a pat on the back for its commonsense decision to approve the application for Brent Stanley (pictured) to come across from Macau to handle Win Practitioner in last Sunday's Queen Mother Memorial Cup.

7 May 2008 - 12:00am

Enthused to show his prowess with return to favourite trip

They call John Size and Douglas Whyte the 'Dream Team', but when the trainers' premiership pacesetter teams up with Whyte's senior compatriot Felix Coetzee, the results are almost equally dreamy. And Size's smart Enthused can improve their partnership further when they combine in the final event today.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Superior tactical skills give Real Special the edge

John Size's tough three-year-old Real Special's tactical abilities might be enough to swing things in his favour to win today's CUHK Alumni Cup (2,000m) at Sha Tin.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Mr Consistency reaches grand old age of 49 and he's still going strong

An early happy birthday wish to Felix Coetzee, who falls one year short of his half-century on Friday.

Coetzee has been riding in devastating form, although it's impossible to remember a time when he wasn't riding well. He is racing's Mr Consistency.

5 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Red-hot Coetzee climbs up the ladder

For the second time in a fortnight, Felix Coetzee dominated proceedings with a four-timer to take him to joint third in the championship standings.

2 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Size racks up quick-fire milestone

John Size's progressive four-year-old Sight Winner has been full of surprises and yesterday he added one more by providing the Aussie with the fastest 400 career winners in Hong Kong racing history.

2 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

At 48, Coetzee continues to make his own waves

Sha Tin belonged to Felix Coetzee yesterday as the brilliant South African landed a stunning four-timer that might easily have been more in other circumstances, but he wasn't complaining.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Coetzee finds 'back-up' role can be rewarding

There's not a lot wrong with being the 'back-up' to champion jockey Douglas Whyte - ask Felix Coetzee.

Coetzee chimed in again yesterday with two winners for John Size in Whyte's absence through suspension - Liberal's Knight and Real Special continuing and even improving his high strike rate for the yard despite being regarded as the second-pick rider.

28 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Another Special day awaits Size and Coetzee

John Size and Felix Coetzee have been a formidable combination this season and their impressive statistics look set to get another boost when the promising Special Days lines up in the final leg of tomorrow afternoon's Triple Trio at Sha Tin.

25 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Coetzee and Size make a perfect fit

Dynamic duo combine to score four-timer

Felix Coetzee could easily have walked out of Sha Tin last night self satisfied after landing a sparkling four-timer but he was more enthralled at the pure horsemanship of the man who provided each of his winning quartet, John Size.

4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am