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  1. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS

    Purton dares, and Purton wins

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Military Attack win showed how far he has come in Hong Kong, but dethroning Whyte as top jockey will still be a very difficult task Purton dares, and Purton wins Zac Purton's ride on Military Attack to win the Premier Plate on Sunday showed Just how far he has come in Hong Kong and again showed up the malaise of slowly-run races which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1200414/purton-dares-and-purton-wins
  2. Purton in box seat

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Good rides in six of the eight races put Zac Purton in the box seat for Jockey Challenge success tonight. Douglas Whyte has the numbers edge as usual with seven rides, but Purton's mounts are all rated near the top of their markets. Purton rides Industrial Legend, My Mate Adric, Wind Damper, Turf Magic, Charity Spirit and Happy Guys. Purton was the subject of support last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991346/purton-box-seat
  3. Comment - Blogs

    Purton has put absolutely everything on the line ... but it’s unlikely to be enough

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 08:09pm by Michael Cox

    ... As the latest challenger to Whyte’s crown, Zac Purton, lay at home this week, in excruciating pain as he recovered from a bout of kidney stones, you wonder if at some stage he reflected upon similar sentiments. Now, racing isn’t a contact sport in the classic mano-a-mano sense and we are not suggesting Whyte put Purton in hospital – he is not that ruthless. But it’s not a stretch to surmise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1268018/purton-has-put-absolutely-everything-line-its-unlikely-be-enough
  4. Sport - Racing

    Hot Purton reignites title chase with treble

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox Hot Purton reignites title chase with treble Just when some were calling the jockeys' championship all over, not least Zac Purton himself, the Australian again closed the gap on leader Douglas Whyte to five wins with 13 meetings remaining. Purton's three wins to Whyte's one breathed new life into the title chase, especially given the 12-time defending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1246822/hot-purton-reignites-title-chase-treble
  5. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton halves gap on suspended Douglas Whyte with dashing treble

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Australian makes most of rival's suspension to land a treble and halve gap on South African While Whyte's away, three-up Purton plays Australian jockey Zac Purton made the most of Douglas Whyte's absence through suspension to land a dashing three-timer at Happy Valley last night and slash in half the margin by which he trails ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1201399/zac-purton-halves-gap-suspended-douglas-whyte-dashing-treble
  6. Sport - Racing

    Purton finding life tougher

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Aussie lands a three-timer, but champion Whyte gets a treble of his own to head the standings Purton finding life tougher In most cases you would expect ... in between, Zac Purton was left lamenting the dominance of championship leader Douglas Whyte, who got a treble of his own. "It's a tough school," sighed Purton after wins on Backstreet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1193143/purton-finding-life-tougher
  7. Sport - Racing

    Purton now counting on Whyte's ban to go top

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Purton now counting on Whyte's ban to go top It wasn't the day that Jockey Challenge punters envisaged for Zac Purton, but he had to make do ... careless riding penalty (two meetings) for his win on Flagship Shine in the final race will give Purton another chance to claw back the margin. That was something Purton probably expected to do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1187768/purton-now-counting-whytes-ban-go-top
  8. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton stretches lead on Douglas Whyte with narrow-margin double

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Australian stretches his lead over Whyte as he seals a double by the narrowest of margins Inch by inch, Purton moves on If Zac Purton can end the 12-season dominance of Douglas Whyte, it could come down to a matter of inches - like the slender margin by which Victor Delight edged out Wrath Of Fire last night at Happy Valley. Purton and Whyte had a win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1155003/zac-purton-stretches-lead-douglas-whyte-narrow-margin-double
  9. Sport - Racing

    Spotlight moves away from Whyte and Purton

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Spotlight moves away from Whyte and Purton Champion jockey Douglas Whyte and the man who would be king, Zac Purton, had to take a rare back seat in proceedings yesterday and their furious rivalry for the championship put on ice. Brett Prebble and Tim Clark took the Group One spotlight, and both Purton and Whyte even had a lighter than usual set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1152620/spotlight-moves-away-whyte-and-purton
  10. Sport - Racing

    Determined Whyte cuts Purton's lead to one

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Determined Whyte cuts Purton's lead to one Douglas Whyte had to follow Zac Purton home in the afternoon's feature race but the Durban Demon was in winning form through the rest of the card, with a three-timer that closed the gap between the two at the head of the jockeys' championship to one win. Purton's Gold Cup win on Military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1157780/determined-whyte-cuts-purtons-lead-one

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