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  1. Sport - Racing

    Purton stretches his lead

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Alan.aitken@scmp.com With the help of trainer Yip, the in-form Aussie stretches his lead to three in the jockeys' table Purton stretches his lead Zac Purton might have ... Dennis Yip Chor-hong that stretched it to three yesterday. With Whyte suspended for three meetings, Purton has had a free kick to improve his advantage and a winless Happy Valley didn't ...

  2. Purton savours 'a fantastic week'

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Australian jockey Zac Purton kept on riding the wave of his biggest week in the sport with a treble at Sha Tin yesterday that took him to his highest season's win tally, which sat nicely next to his Royal Ascot win last Tuesday night. 'A fantastic end to what's been a fantastic week,' beamed Purton as he returned with the final ...

  3. Purton scores treble the hard way

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Zac Purton was back in top form with a winning treble at Happy Valley last night to make a one-act affair of the Jockey Challenge but he was happy they weren't paying on margins. 'All three of them, I thought they were going to win easily and it ended up being a struggle,' said Purton after landing the opener with Industrial Legend ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong

    Yip will enjoy life at the top, however long it lasts

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... to his championship chances, and make him a firm favourite to defend his crown, Yip revealed a progressive one of his own in the still-growing Mr Gourmet. Yip and winning jockey Zac Purton both ... on," said Purton. "We thought he trialed well enough to run a nice race without the blinkers - and we were hoping to get the win out of him. He has ability and we will wait to put ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Yip practising patience and reaping rewards

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... will be trying." Zac Purton rode two of Yip's winners, Sweet Corner and Costa Del Sol, while Douglas Whyte took the reins on promising three-year-old All You Wish - the two top jockeys both noting Yip's new-found patience. "Dennis is making a lot of right decisions and that's why he is where he is this season," Purton said. "He needed to give Costa Del Sol a break ...

  6. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Politics key if The Pointer is to unseat Durban Demon

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Purton is emerging as serious contender to end Whyte's reign, but many factors will come into play before the season is out Politics key if The Pointer is to unseat Durban Demon You know you've made it when you've got a proper nickname. Zac Purton has been tagged the "Whyte Pointer" by colleague Michael Cox after the colourful post-race high ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Gurus conjures up a bit of magic after bad break

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... between Whyte and his jockeys' championship challenger Zac Purton, who rode Why Not to his third win in a row. And Why Not's victory had added weight - it provided a "two-win turnaround" for Purton, as it denied Whyte on Little Men, who got strung up in traffic shortly after turning. "Obviously it looked like a race in two and Little Men looked very unlucky ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Travel Brand is way to go

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Leung Kuk Centenary Cup. Zac Purton again rides Travel Brand, whose ability to take a position better than midfield will be crucial in a race that shouldn't be run at any sort of serious ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    'My horses are more important than title'

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with Zac Purton taking the reins on Dars Auto, who became his 24th winner from 89 rides for the stable this season in a partnership that has been vital for both of them. "Full marks to Dennis winning four with this guy now and full marks to the horse. He's come a long way and did it the hard way today," Purton said. "The plan was to make sure he had clear galloping room ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Easy as 1-2-3 for hat-trick hero Dennis Yip

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... solid season. First Yip legged his apprentice aboard winner Meridian Treasure, before Australia jockeys Tye Angland and Zac Purton shared the spoils with wins on Real General and Choice ...




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