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  1. Purton splashes to a handy double

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Jockey Zac Purton was responsible for two announcements last night, the first that he would appeal the severity of his fine earlier in the week ... racing fans shying off going to the Happy Valley meeting and betting down by over $90 million, Purton scored a pair for Francis Lui Kin-wai on Tomodachi and Loads Of Joy in similar fashion, ...

  2. Handy Chadwick notches a double

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... he has grown out of those.' Zac Purton matched Chadwick's effort with a brace of his own, but will be again cooling his heels on the sidelines after incurring a two-meeting suspension for careless riding, for his effort on the Paul O'Sullivan-trained Good Boy Boy. Both of Purton's winners were for Peter Law Kin Sang and his family: favourite Grand Elite ...

  3. Charles The Great in a class of his own

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... finished off soundly behind Good Boy Boy at this trip two runs ago when the pace was not as suitable as it might be tonight. There isn't much wrong with the form of Good Boy Boy (Zac Purton ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Chadwick backs Lucky Omens to make the grade

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... and follow Tye [Angland] on Cool Bean, I was boxed in by Victory Mascot and had to head to the fence." Douglas Whyte maintained his three-win lead over Zac Purton at the top of the Jockeys' Championship, the rivals winning a race each. Whyte won the opening event, a Class Five, on Viva Guy when he showed urgency out of the gates to gain a perfect three-back spot on the fence - while Purton ...

  5. Happy Index can strike back on dirt

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to lead from gate one. Costa Del Sol (Zac Purton) was a smart last-start winner over the same course, but moves from gate six to 11 and will have real prospects if horses can run on. Look ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Stealth tactics keep Chadwick hot on heels of leaders

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Stealth tactics keep Chadwick hot on heels of leaders As Zac Purton and Douglas Whyte have waged a war at the top of the jockeys' championship, Matthew Chadwick has crept quietly along into third place, another two winners yesterday continuing a stellar season of his own. Chadwick was expected to be the most affected by this season's ...

  7. Speedy Blaze King looks a class above rest at the trials

    Posted Sep 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Size-trained Entrapment beating home experienced sprinter Dim Sum from the John Moore yard. Paul O'Sullivan's lightly raced five-year-old New Vision (Zac Purton) was the surprise though, ...

  8. Apprentice Ng still unfit to ride

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... replacements are Gerald Mosse (Winner Smart, race one), Zac Purton (Sunrise, race eight), Ben So Tik-hung (Romantic City, race nine) and Terry Wong Chi-wai (Liberator, race 10). Also stood down ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Chadwick helps Cruz to top of trainers' ladder

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... and second-placed Zac Purton, who himself has a suspension coming up at the start of the new year. And Chadwick said he was hoping for better things to come from Lucky Omens, a son of Lucky Owners, and who ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Willie Cazals puts his best foot forward

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

    ... "Let's wait and see," Fownes said. "Slowly, slowly. It's been a good night, but we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves." Fownes and Zac Purton combined with Highest Acclaim ...




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