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

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

Ferraris up on the scoreboard as Jamesina, Regency Dragon impress

South African trainer David Ferraris got himself on the scoreboard yesterday, calling on two of the leaders amongst his compatriot jockeys to get the numbers in the frame for a double.

Ferraris scored with Jamesina (Douglas Whyte) early in the day before Felix Coetzee gave a brilliant display of speed riding to land the final race on well-backed Regency Dragon.

2 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Punters fancy Coetzee's chances

Astute punters saw the value offered about champion South African horseman Felix Coetzee on first markets last night and quickly made him the best-backed contender for today's Jockey Challenge.

28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Paralympics must pave way to more respect

There could have been no doubting the success of the Paralympics after Beijing's impressive staging of the summer Olympic Games. Paralympians, like their able-bodied counterparts, have had high praise for the facilities, organisation and atmosphere. China similarly swept the medals pool, proving the effectiveness of its training techniques and abilities of its sportspeople.

19 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

'Blade Runner' says three golds possible, calls Beijing Games 'on a different level'

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius, arguably the Beijing Paralympics' marquee star, said he would aim for three gold medals and a world record in the Games after getting off to a flying start last night in his 100-metre sprint heat at the National Stadium.

9 Sep 2008 - 12:00am