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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1438253/purton-stretches-his-championship-lead-over-moreira
  2. Sport - Racing

    Purton's Jockeys' Championship bid heats up with a double

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:29pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Purton's challenge heats up with a double Zac Purton awoke from a winter slumber and bounced back into form with a double to extend his Jockeys' ... from Purton, who had a spring in his step after the sun started shining following a recent cold snap. "I'm feeling a lot better now the weather is getting warmer- I'm like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1433844/purtons-jockeys-championship-bid-heats-double
  3. Sport - Racing

    Purton could still snatch the title, warns rampant Moreira

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 10:44pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com The Magic Man scores a four-timer but thinks his poor record with the stewards could swing the Jockey Championship in the Australian's favour Purton could still snatch the title, warns Moreira Joao Moreira believes leader Zac Purton is the most likely winner of the Jockeys' Championship, even after a four-timer at Sha Tin took him ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1424249/purton-could-still-snatch-title-warns-rampant-moreira
  4. Sport - Racing

    Purton can produce a Triple Trio Smile on his return

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:28pm by Michael Cox

    ... Purton can produce a Smile on his return in Triple Trio A re-energised Zac Purton returns from a two-meeting suspension on Saturday and should salute in the final leg of the Sha Tin Triple Trio ... and this time he draws a gate. It was only barrier 11 that beat Celestial Smile last time out, Purton forced to take a hold and race at the rear in a race where leader Mighty Equus dictated terms. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1422191/purton-can-produce-triple-trio-smile-his-return
  5. 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
  6. Comment - Blogs

    Life's great mysteries- and why Zac doesn't ride for Size, Cruz, and now Moore

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 08:17pm by Michael Cox

    ... to the head-scratcher that is leading jockey Zac Purton essentially not riding for the three major stables in town. Although everyone saw it coming, Purton’s unceremonious dumping from reigning Horse ... Purton on Military Attack – Joao Moreira – has made bigger waves and this high-profile riding change is just another piece of flotsam left in the path of the Magic Man typhoon that has hit Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1427233/lifes-great-mysteries-and-why-zac-doesnt-ride-size-cruz-and-now-moore
  7. Sport - Racing

    Purton and Cruz make their point

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

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com No major changes in the championship battle for trainers and jockeys, but the Aussie rider and handler still chip away with one apiece Purton and Cruz make ... with what was nearly a contender-free zone. With Douglas Whyte away with Glorious Days in Japan, it was thought the door was open for Zac Purton to close up the four-win gap by which he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1252212/purton-and-cruz-make-their-point
  8. Sport - Racing - TRIPLE TRIO

    Numero Uno to be number one at last in Triple Trio

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 09:21pm

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Benno Yung's luckless galloper isn't far from a win, and with Zac Purton staying on board, he gets his chance in the middle leg from the coveted ... Handicap (1,400m) and haul top weight to victory. Last start Zac Purton gave Numero Uno a peach of a ride as 1.9 favourite, only for Lucky Bonus and Tye Angland to produce a freakish effort- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1436529/numero-uno-be-number-one-last-triple-trio
  9. Sport - Racing

    No value, but Moreira to dominate Challenge

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 09:31pm by Michael Cox

    ... compatriot Zac Purton was a clear second pick in betting, and while he only has seven rides, two of them look excellent winning chances. Celestial Smile and Numero Uno should go close, but still, the $6.50 about Purton looks unappealing given the lack of depth in his book of rides. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1423295/no-value-moreira-dominate-challenge
  10. 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

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