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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Grateful champion-in-waiting Purton returns the favour to trainers

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 11:43pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Grateful Purton returns the favour to trainers The fat lady may have serenaded Zac Purton after a double on Sunday ensured he was all but unbeatable in the jockeys' championship, but the Australian rider's focus was on the trainers' title after he took Andreas Schutz to within one win of his benchmark. Purton picked up where he left off ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Deer to provide more Golden days for Purton

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 11:26pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Deer to provide more Golden days for Purton Zac Purton took advantage of Joao Moreira's absence to draw another two wins clear at the top ... Days in Tokyo, Purton's brace put him 19 clear of his rival, taking him to 104 wins and within sight of his maiden crown- so much so that most are now talking about whether he can break ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Double delight for Caspar Fownes and Zac Purton at Valley

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 01:32am by Michael Cox

    ... delight for Fownes andPurton at Valley "King of the Valley" Caspar Fownes has dominated at his happy hunting ground this season and he gave his own and Zac Purton's championship ... Size and Purton kicked another two wins clear of Joao Moreira as Rainbow Chic clinched his second straight Happy Valley Vase and Family Interests overcame a nightmare season to clinch a Class ...




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