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  1. Purton goes from strength to strength

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Zac Purton made great leaps this season and left no one in any doubt about it as he claimed a treble and third place to Douglas Whyte and Brett Prebble on the jockeys' standings. While the first two placegetters have been cemented in recent times, for Purton the third placing was a sharp advance on finishing 11th last year with 29 victories and HK$22.4 million ...

  2. Royal Flush can turn the tables on California Moon, declares Millard

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... of how far for jockey Zac Purton. 'I've always thought a great deal of this horse and Olivier Doleuze, who had done all the earlier work with him before Olivier got injured, absolutely ... at him and there wasn't a lot in it, so I think a rematch will be interesting. I really think my fellow is on the up.' The win was a boost for Purton, who had missed the past two ...

  3. Climb on Whyte for a rewarding night

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... hope in the final event. Olivier Doleuze and Zac Purton look the hardest for Whyte to beat. On last night's markets, Whyte stood out as a $2.50 chance and was, in our view, fair value at that quote, while Doleuze was $8.00 (after $8.50 had been bet) and Purton was the Challenge upset chance at $16.00. ...

  4. Loyal Army takes the prize but night belongs to Tai Sing Yeh

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... put a difficult week behind him to snap a 119-runner losing trot for trainer Andreas Schutz with Sammy's Fortune in the Class Five opener, nudging out Zac Purton on Romancing Tamar, then he took over from Purton on Blue Sky to win later after the Australian rider was struck down with food poisoning. 'It's nice to have a couple of winners after a tough week ...

  5. Low draw is blessing for tough easy Gold

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... has finished in the top three in his last four races, all over Happy Valley's extended mile, and is the sort of spirited performer that makes a perfect banker. Mochi (Zac Purton) seems ... a good speed as Purton should be able to slide into the two-wide line and get some cover. Gold Winner (Jacky Tong Chi-Kit) has been hampered by bad barriers at his last two starts ...

  6. Prebble can keep his cashed-up fans happy

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... favourite at that point. The upset chance might be Zac Purton, quoted at $10 but with the potential to be a point or two better if/when he fails to earn points in the first. Purton can win two races ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Fownes: Quality rides can win me the title

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

    ... jockey got the strong-arm job done on a blinkered Lord Dragon. Lord Dragon loomed but failed to finish off at the end of 1,400m for Zac Purton last start. But back to the same course and distance ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Chang eyes Dubai riches for Rich Tapestry

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

    ... whose jockey Brett Prebble was given a two-meeting suspension and fined HK$80,000 for his role in a bumping duel with Time After Time. Time After Time's rider Zac Purton didn't blame ...

  9. Eagle Regiment's big leap forward

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to be on him again in Dubai this year,' he said. Behind the placegetters most eyes were on Sacred Kingdom, who gave everyone including jockey Zac Purton more than a glimmer of hope that the great ... go, but he just couldn't pick up enough to get past them,' said Purton of the fifth placing. 'He's only been beaten a half length, so he has run a great race, I can't ...

  10. No points, but Super plus takes prize

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Life after the 2,200m victory. Zac Purton capped a stellar month on Francis Lui Kin-wai's Serendipity, taking the Australian to 34 wins this season. Lui is planning a light preparation ...




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