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  1. Wind Damper ends Purton's unlucky run

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Zac Purton's dry run slipped under the radar to some extent with the Australian fighting out plenty of finishes in the past month, but that was all the more reason he was smiling after Wind Damper's debut win. It was Purton's first victory since the International Mile Trial on Fellowship on November 22 and minor placings- not the least of them ...

  2. Exciting Lucky Nine can get his season off to a flier

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... with the John Size-trained lightweights, Shining Victory (Kevin Leung Ka-wai) and Tuscan Spirit (Zac Purton), despite their wider draws, but hard-pulling Sunny Golf (Derek Leung Ka-chun) has ...

  3. Brisbane trip comes in handy for Purton

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken There was no jockey with a more strenuous preparation for the waterlogged meeting than Zac Purton so it should have come as no surprise when he landed a double, including the Group Three Sha Tin Vase (1,200m) on Gallant Lion. Purton went to an equally waterlogged Brisbane on Saturday for two feature race rides, with his flight scheduled to arrive several hours before ...

  4. Three prizes in one as Nugget Warrior scores narrow win over Merry Way

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... rider, Derek Leung Ka-chun, to give rider Zac Purton the leg-up that mattered before Soviet Pearl won the final event. 'Just before I got on, Derek said to watch out because Soviet Pearl can overrace,' Purton said after bringing the four-year-old from the rear to win impressively at his first ride on the gelding. 'So I switched him off out the back and probably the difference ...

  5. Double happiness for Yiu as King Acrylic and Ultra Fantasy deliver

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Jockey Jeff Lloyd capped off a double for trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai with a beautifully rated front-running ride aboard Ultra Fantasy in the Lantau Peak Handicap (1,200m). Ultra Fantasy's win came after stablemate King Acrylic claimed the Castle Peak Handicap (1,400m) for jockey Zac Purton earlier in the day, boosting Yiu's season tally to 17 ...

  6. Millard already looking at bigger picture for classy Royal Flush

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... because I'm sure he isn't a soft-ground horse and he's still given some decent horses a galloping lesson.' Zac Purton took Royal Flush straight to the lead as he had done ... but he still gave a big kick as we straightened up,' said Purton. 'He was tiring on the post but without that pressure for the first few hundred metres, I think he might have won pretty ...

  7. Be Grateful raring to go after solid trial performance

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... win for the Michael Chang Chun-wai yard. The American-bred griffin, handled by Zac Purton, was in touch with the leaders throughout, before racing away in the final stages to defeat Class Four ... was always close to the leaders on that occasion but kept on well in the concluding stages to be beaten two lengths. This time, Purton elected to give Be Grateful a wake-up call inside the final 200m ...

  8. Cheng breaks last season's tally to move into fifth in the jockeys' table

    Posted Jun 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken, Murray Bell

    ... is amazing. The teenager has now had 26 rides for five wins and nine placings. Watch this space. Another 'bonus' win went into the bank for jockey Zac Purton as he combined with trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie and Diamond Brilliance to win his 27th race this season. Purton's revised target for this season, once he understood how tough it is for newcomers, was to achieve 25 ...

  9. Bolero looks a class above the rest

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by John Bell

    ... of foot when asked by Zac Purton to blow his opposition away. The beaten brigade was headed by Hot Pepper, who then franked the form by winning his only other start. Despite Purton having plenty ...

  10. 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 ...




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