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  1. Sport - Racing

    Five-timer for Purton but not all rosy after ban

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 11:23pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Five-timer for Purton but not all rosy after ban Frequent flier Zac Purton has performed plenty of heroics in his homeland so far this season, but had his ... it is time for a break Zac Purton A best-ever win total, including show-stopping rides in the two features, made for a memorable meeting for the all-conquering Australian, who attracted a two-meeting ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Champion Zac Purton explodes bomb in driving rain

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 12:25am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com 'King of the Valley' Fownes watches his stable star produce a brilliant run for Australian rider Champion Purton explodes bombin driving rain ... helped, too, with Zac Purton driving the five-year-old out of the gates to sit in the box seat. "Those were my instructions- get that leader's back," the trainer said after his 15th ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton wins Caulfield Cup on Admire Rakti

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 02:50pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Champion jockey Zac Purton returned to his homeland on Saturday and plundered one of its most prestigious races, stealing the Caulfield Cup on Japanese galloper Admire Rakti. Australian expat Purton, who has been based in Hong Kong since 2007, brought the Tomeyuki Umeda-trained Admire Rakti down the centre of the track, grabbing New ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Purton reunited with Military Attack ahead of return

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 12:01pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Zac Purton gave former Horse of the Year Military Attack his one and only trial ahead of his return in the Group Two Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy on October 26 at Sha Tin yesterday. In the horse's first trial for new trainer Caspar Fownes, Military Attack was allowed to settle behind midfield before Purton clicked the six-year-old up ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Purton steals Jockey Challenge honours with treble

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 12:31am by STAFF

    ... Staff Reporters Everything falls in place as champion notches three-timer Champion jockey Zac Purton reasserted himself with a winning treble and while Divine Calling was the ooh-aah part ... Sommelier. "His big problem is he's so honest and consistent- he never gets off this handicap mark," Purton said. "Today it fell into place." Alan Aitken Frenchman earns ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Military on track to spark a fresh Attack with Purton

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 08:21pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Military on track to spark a fresh Attack Zac Purton gave a couple of gun rides a final barrier trial before their intended returns in just under two weeks ... John Moore, and Purton will combine with the six-year-old for the first time since January when he resumes in the Group Two Oriental Watch Sha Tin Trophy (1,600m) on October 26. On the same day ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Paul O'Sullivan Tracking for the Stars with four-year-old

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 12:02am by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... win because 1,200m is not his distance- he's always given the impression he's a miler Zac Purton Star Track (Zac Purton) started at 1.9 on the back of an impressive June debut behind Brilliant Dream, and despite a check early in the straight, raced up powerfully at the 200m and looked set to put a margin on the field. But Purton had to get busy when Karis Teetan and Thunder ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Divine expectations as flashy Australian import debuts

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 08:41pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Divine expectations as grey debuts Trainer Tony Millard and champion jockey Zac Purton have not partnered up for over 12 months, but they could be back ... forward determinedly the last time he rode it in July and has done something similar on quite a few horses this season. Either way, Purton will be able to choose his spot on Divine Calling from ...

  9. Sport - Racing - UNIVERSAL UNION

    Purton gets the job done for lone win of the day

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 01:05am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com   Champion jockey Zac Purton had a quiet afternoon, while his arch-rival Joao Moreira won four at Sha Tin, with just a single for the Australian when ... ducking in sharply after Purton took him to the lead, but the four-year-old managed to concentrate long enough to get the job done. "He does have some upside, but he has a bit to learn still, ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Purton's 'goose' finally flies after honking start

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:33pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Purton's 'goose' finally flies after honking start On an afternoon that saw turnover take a rare dip as a by-product of the Occupy Central protests, there were still some large betting moves that crashed and burned- and champion jockey Zac Purton thought he might be one of them shortly after the start of the opening race. Once he gets ...




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