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White South Africans

Smit keen to make mark in HK

South African legend John Smit happily cut an anonymous figure at the Happy Valley races on Wednesday night, but that won't be the case tomorrow when the 2007 World Cup-winning captain stars for the Saracens against the BGC APBs in the Chartis Cup.

Friday, 8 June, 2012, 12:00am

Just like old times for C-Team, but Sunshine's injury takes gloss off win

Tony Cruz was thrilled to call on champion jockey Felix Coetzee to ride smart winner Sunshine Day and re-establish their deadly combination, but was left concerned after the colt suffered a deep laceration after being galloped on.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

How a ball game played its part in changing a nation

In his 1994 inaugural speech, Nelson Mandela said: 'If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.'

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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.

22 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Coeztee is plotting to bring down Kingdom

Felix Coetzee will forever be linked with legendary world sprint champion Silent Witness, but the riding boot will be on the other foot in the Group Two Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Sprint today as the South African plots the downfall of Hong Kong's present hero, Sacred Kingdom, with Rocket Man.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

'Invictus' widens game's appeal

If South Africa make it to the cup final tomorrow - their captain, Kyle Brown, will not have to look far for motivation. One word, repeated three times will do the trick. 'Focus, focus, focus.'

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Diary of a Bad Year

Diary of a Bad Year

by J.M. Coetzee

Vintage, HK$104

3 May 2009 - 12:00am

Inner Workings

Inner Workings

by J.M. Coetzee

Vintage, HK$136

22 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Enthused ready to take on world's finest

'He has earned his place in the Sprint field, he's a horse with very good character'

John Size was cautiously optimistic, Felix Coetzee plainly Enthused, but the sprinter of that name dug just deep enough to win the photo finish and launch himself into the big time in yesterday's Cathay Pacific International Sprint Trial (1,200m).

24 Nov 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

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