Kat Coetzee (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Kats In The Cradle

Meeting Kat Coetzee

While everyone knows Felix Coetzee, few know that his equally talented daughter Kat Coetzee is doing an equally good job taking Hong Kong by storm on the music stage read more

Felix Coetzee (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Coaching Cat

Champion Jockey turns Champion Coach

Felix Coetzee may have retired from the saddle, but he has not retired from competitive racing. Far from it. He talks to us about helping S’manga Khumalo and Kei Chiong to their respective jockey titles read more

Felix Coetzee

The Cat’s Eye In Hong Kong

Two apprentices to benefit from Felix's skills and experience

“These kids realise the high level of competition in Hong Kong. They are diligent, dedicated and focussed. And they realise that to compete at that level, you’ve got to give it everything. They also know things will get tougher, that they’ll have to up their game to match their claim reductions.” read more

Kei Chiong

Lady Rider Takes On Hong Kong

First female apprentice to be licenced to compete on Hong Kong’ circuit for 15 years

Kei is looking forward to tapping into the experience of former top jockey Felix Coetzee, who will play a role in mentoring the riders at the Hong Kong Apprentice Jockeys’ School this season. read more

Felix Coetzee

Top Jock Leaves Academy

SA Jockey Academy full steam ahead after value added by maestro

“What Felix did in his time here was to add value and give us direction. Riding Masters Laurence O’Donoghue and Steven Jupp are holding the reins together and doing a fine job.” read more

Felix Coetzee

Jockeys: Mentor Required

Let's Use Felix Coetzee to guide the young jockeys?

Jockeys have been in the news lately and an international racing blog makes some interesting suggestions to utilise the skills of one of our recently retired legends of the saddle to do some much needed mentoring read more

20 Years Ago: Sands Of Time – March 1993

The Cape Province reconstitutes the Cape Racing Board… Godfrey Gird is back in business when Derek Holt forks out R2.7 million at the public auction of Oaklands… Natal raceclubs re-introduce breakfast racing… Empress Club’s victory in the Gr1 First National 1600 borders on the arrogant… The Natal Tote reduces the Pick Six betting unit from 50 cent to 10 cent… read more

Guard Of Honour

Old guard to the fore in the Gr3 Matchem Stakes

A split second hesitation probably cost the desperately unlucky odds-on favourite King Of Pain victory, as Felix Coetzee produced the smart 4yo Changingoftheguard with a sustained burst to win the Gr3 Matchem Stakes at Durbanville on Sunday. read more