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  1. Sport - Racing

    Sydney lightning raid pays off for well-travelled Zac Purton

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 12:56am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Sydney lightning raid pays off for Purton Champion jockey Zac Purton made his hit-and-run trip to Sydney on Saturday worth the effort when he claimed the Group One George Main Stakes on Sacred Falls who has been elevated to joint favourite for the Cox Plate. Purton had made flying visits to Randwick earlier this year to win the Doncaster Mile ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Purton's title defence off to Sensation-al start

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 11:34pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Purton's title defence off to Sensation-al start Zac Purton began the defence of his jockeys' championship as he had begun its acquisition 12 ... and I could see he has come back better and more switched on but there is still improvement there because Cas is still fine-tuning the horse's race brain Zac Purton "You can see him more ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Time 'heels' Zac's wounds: Purton ready and raring to defend title

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 05:44pm

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Australian star says he's ready for action Champion jockey Zac Purton had to cut short what was building as a very successful Japan stint after injuring a heel, but the Australian has been giving his body a full workout at morning trackwork and has told fans he will be 100 percent fit when his title defence begins on September 14. ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton hopeful of making season opener despite heel injury

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:15pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Injured Purton hopeful of making season opener Zac Purton is determined to be fit for the first meeting of the new season on September 14, but the champion jockey faces a race against time after scans revealed he has a fractured heel. Purton, who dethroned 13-time champion Douglas Whyte to claim his first title, aggravated an old left-heel ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton aborts Japan stint to seek treatment for heel injury

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:33am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Purton cuts short Japan stint over heel injury Despite riding in tremendous form, newly crowned Hong Kong champion jockey Zac Purton has aborted his off-season stint in Japan after aggravating a heel injury and was flying home to Australia on Sunday night to seek specialist treatment. Purton had won two of the three races he had contested ...

  6. Sport - Racing - JOCKEYS

    Bridesmaid Purton finally has the last say as Whyte loses his crown

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:43pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Purton finds right mix of stables to dethrone Whyte, but no escaping Moreira phenomenon Trash-talking runner-up finally has the last say Just when the change came was never really clear, but there was a moment in Zac Purton's career in Hong Kong when he slipped quietly into a state of belief. The statistics were straightforward. Opening ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton, Hong Kong's first new champion jockey of the century

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 10:07pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com First new champion this century Purton prepares for his coronation Change of thrones In the moments before Zac Purton hoists the jockeys' championship ... and professional Everest. I suppose the pressure is off. I set out to win the championship and I did. But now that I am champion I have to defend my title. There's no backing off Zac Purton He ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Purton officially clinches jockeys' title after long-awaited win for Hall

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:17pm by STAFF

    ... Staff Reporters Champion rider happy to finally 'Hit a Home Run' for compatriot On a day when he "officially" clinched the jockeys' title, Zac Purton was less concerned about chasing down the all-time wins record and happy to have finally ridden a winner for David Hall when Hit A Home Run made it back-to-back Class Five wins. Purton's sole win took ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Purton: 'I'm not confident of getting the record'

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:18am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Champion-in-waiting raises doubts about whether he can break Douglas Whyte's mark of 114 wins, despite a double getting him within four Purton: 'I'm not confident of getting the record' With the focus now fully shifted from whether Zac Purton will dethrone Douglas Whyte to whether he will also take his record for wins in a season, ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Purton to get the better of Moreira

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 12:28am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Australian rider could win the Jockey Challenge against his Brazilian arch rival Zac Purton to get the better of Joao Moreira The battle between Zac Purton and Joao Moreira in today's Jockey Challenge looms as a mini-version of the pair's tooth and nail scrap for the overall title, and in a tight contest, the value is with Purton. Purton ...




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