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  1. Purton can give Whyte a run for his money

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Zac Purton has the ammunition to upstage the Durban Demon in the Jockey Challenge at tonight's all-weather meeting at Sha Tin. Douglas Whyte was at his usual spot on top of the market at 2.9 last night when oddsmakers at the Jockey Club opened fixed odds wagering on the riding honours. But the Australian rider, Purton, was getting plenty of respect as the 7.0 equal ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Racing Digest, October 7, 2012

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... three more were hit with suspension. Zac Purton starts a careless-riding ban today, while Brett Prebble (15th October), Oliver Doleuze (18th) and Alex Lai Hoi-wing (18th) have penalties coming ...

  3. Beaten Eyshal is still the best bet

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... of the conservatively ridden Medico, handled by Zac Purton. In such a strong betting environment like Hong Kong, no trainer likes getting his order of preference wrong, and Moore (pictured) was as adamant after ... moment in the sunshine today, but Eyshal has been on an improving plane all season and he's not finished yet.' Purton has become a regular second-string jockey for the Moore yard ...

  4. Young Label can get his career back on right track

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

    ... record in the St Andrew's Challenge Quaich (1,000m) at Happy Valley. The Almond Lee Yee-tat-trained Young Label (Zac Purton) gave the Jockey Club's young ownership club a big boost ... in the run to the home turn on a competitive lead pace. This time from the rails gate, Purton will have the choice to sit back if the speed is similarly hot, and there is every chance ...

  5. Resilient Rispoli keeps knocking and door opens

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... not being able to wave the carrot that they will end up with significantly more money. With Zac Purton, Tye Angland and Tim Clark, the club sourced younger riders who may not have had so many big ... Hong Kong the making of them. Purton is an unqualified success- particularly given that he has done it with hardly a ride from the heavyweight stables. Angland has already proved worthy of his ...

  6. Rock-solid Beadman can come up trumps

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the competition nailed down and the only thing separating the top pair at the finish will come down to luck this afternoon. Despite the apparent two-jockey race, Felix Coetzee ($25) and Zac Purton ($50), ...

  7. Thrills, spills and close shaves for ladies day

    Posted Oct 13th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... but hopefully I will be out of hospital soon and I'll know a lot more then.' Meanwhile, fellow Australian Zac Purton, without a ride in the race after being sacked from David Ferraris-trained ...

  8. Tonight's the night as Sapelli ready to reward his fans

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... but with Easy Ahead, Strawberry, Happy Seven, Grand Dancer and Super Caga all looking for forward positions early, a truer pace may ensue. The David Ferraris-trained Supernova (Zac Purton) would ...

  9. With two horses breaking down, club's Halloween bash turns tragic

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... isn't a very big horse and he did win with a big weight. He tries very hard.' Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fie was able to farewell the ageing sprinter-miler Solar (Zac Purton) in happy circumstances last night, winning the fifth before declaring the gelding's racing days over. 'He was definitely the most experienced horse in the field,' said a smiling Yiu after Purton ...

  10. Good times for the club... and there's plenty more to come

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... also rubbed out a record five jockeys in one season with running and handling charges and fined Zac Purton HK$300,000 for failing to report approaches by a punter offering bets in return ...



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