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  1. 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 ...

  2. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Why numbers show Joao Moreira has a bitter fight on his hands to rein in Zac Purton

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:57pm by Alan Aitken

    ... With 23 meetings left, the mathematics of their respective seasons suggests the jockeys' title will be a duel to the finish Moreira facing fight to rein in Purton So just how is the jockeys' championship poised at this delicate stage? In the simplest of terms, Joao Moreira arrived in October with Zac Purton on 13 wins, so he has pulled back just two in six months, ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton proves a point with Sacred success in Sydney

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 12:51am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Purton proves point with Sacred win in Sydney Hong Kong championship leader Zac Purton made a rare return trip to Australia on Saturday to claim ... in Hong Kong have a worthwhile strike rate when they make special trips overseas to contest Group Ones, but Purton said his opportunities had been few and far between, despite his success here. ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton weaves his own magic with four wins

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:25am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Brazilian ace Moreira is upstaged by Australian who extends lead in the Jockeys' Championship Purton weaves his own magic with four wins The Magic Man was back in action at Happy Valley on Wednesday night but had no answer to Jockeys' Championship lamplighter Zac Purton, who claimed half the card to push his margin in the title race out ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Putting Purton's performance in perspective

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 07:08pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy You have to feel for Zac Purton. He has put together stretches of form so scintillating in the past few seasons that good judges were ... Championship challenge is inextricably linked with the success of the stables that support him. Caspar Fownes supplied one of the wins that took Purton eight clear of the suspended Joao Moreira ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Purton right on the mark as he brings up 400 Hong Kong wins

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 01:00am by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Australian jockey extends lead at the top of the Jockeys' Championship with a double Purton right on the mark as he brings up 400 Leading jockey Zac Purton took full advantage of a Joao Moreira-free zone to grab a double and extend his lead again in the chase for the season's title at Happy Valley on Wednesday night. With Moreira ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Clash of top jockeys Moreira and Purton the highlight of Sha Tin's feature

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 08:42pm by Alan Aitken

    ... and Wonderful Moments might have the tactical speed to give Joao Moreira the edge. Zac Purton's mount, Archippus looks certain to turn out the better of the two horses, with the three-year-old ... weights want to push the issue. If they do, then that will play into the hands of Purton on Archippus, but if one is happy to let the other lead and simply sit handy to him, then the tempo looks ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Purton, Shum salute fallen Little Bridge

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 10:57pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Leading jockey and trainer take turns to praise the 2012 King's Stand Stakes winner, who died in Australia after a severe colic attack Purton salutes 'my mate' In the wake of retired sprinter Little Bridge's death due to colic during the week in Australia, the horse's trainer Danny Shum and jockey Zac Purton expressed sadness ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Purton stretches his championship lead over Moreira

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 12:56am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com With his arch-rival still on suspension, Australian jockey scores another double Purton stretches his lead Championship leader Zac Purton didn't have ... of his three-day careless riding ban, and Purton has been on song with doubles at Happy Valley last Wednesday and again yesterday, although the day looked better than that on paper. Purton ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton weaves his own magic to score a double

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 12:18am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com With arch-rival Joao Moreira absent, Australian extends his lead in the jockey championship Purton weaves his own magic to score a double In a Joao Moreira-free zone at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, jockey championship lamplighter Zac Purton was able to work his own little bit of magic to extend his lead with wins on a couple of reluctant ...




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