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  1. 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
  2. Sport - Racing

    Moore hails Purton's gem of a ride on Military Attack

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Purton's gem of a ride on Military Attack Zac Purton drew rare praise from trainer John Moore when he added a brilliant ride from a wide gate on Military Attack yesterday to a brilliant ride from an inside gate in the Gold Cup last time, and the result was identical in the Group Three Premier Plate (1,800m). Purton had surprised Moore in the Gold Cup when he had Military Attack quickly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1198960/moore-hails-purtons-gem-ride-military-attack
  3. Comment - Blogs

    Who has dominated the first half of the racing season?

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:18pm by Michael Cox

    ... two seasons. Let’s go through the best rides, training efforts and individual horse performances of the first half of this term. BEST RIDES 1. Zac Purton – Dominant – Group One Hong Kong Vase Seemingly overmatched by classy European rivals and under-prepared (more on that later), Dominant delivered Hong Kong its first Vase win since 1998 – but it wouldn’t have happened without Purton ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1422217/who-has-dominated-first-half-racing-season
  4. Sport - Racing

    Lifeline a Super chance for Hong Kong as our horses take on Macau's best

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 08:46pm by Alan Aitken

    ... (Zac Purton), who looks better placed at the handicaps here than with topweights in his past few starts, and he is drawn for a nice trip. Winning Leader was certainly disappointing over 1,600m last time out when he box-seated in running, but Purton has got better results out of the gelding in the past riding him more quietly and he gets the opportunity to do that here. John ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1437377/lifeline-super-chance-hong-kong-our-horses-take-macaus-best
  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RACING

    Dominant trainer Moore sounds note of caution

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... turf gallop yesterday brought Dominant a pass mark ahead of the HK$8 million Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup on Sunday, but jockey Zac Purton's report to trainer John Moore ... confident he'll go close but Zac did come back and say there was still more improvement to come." Purton said that it wasn't only Dominant had an enforced six-month break mid-season ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1244461/dominant-trainer-moore-sounds-note-caution
  6. Sport - Racing

    Underdone Dominant throws down gauntlet

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@hotmail.com Underdone Dominant throws down gauntlet A well-timed push from jockey Zac Purton helped Dominant to a second straight Queen Mother Memorial Cup, but the win wouldn't have been possible without the groundwork of a magnificent training performance from John Moore. Purton provided the finishing touches with a tactically perfect, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1230853/underdone-dominant-throws-down-gauntlet
  7. Sport - Racing

    Military prepares for Dubai attack after impressive Gold Cup win

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:19pm by Alan Aitken

    ... distance." Moore had sacked regular rider Zac Purton in favour of Joao Moreira to get Military Attack back into the winner's stall but he had never lost any confidence in Military Attack. ... no pressure in replacing Purton, despite the expectations, and even recognised that he was getting onto the horse at the right moment. "Honestly, I felt no pressure. It's unlucky for Zac ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1433843/military-prepares-dubai-attack-after-impressive-gold-cup-win
  8. Sport - Racing - RACING DIGEST

    Racing Digest, January 21, 2013

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken, Michael Cox

    ... the trainers in Australia, John Hawkes or in this case Chris Walker, think they are mature enough to handle it," Moore said. Alan Aitken   Repeat tactics pay double dividends for Purton Why Not's last-start win provided Zac Purton with a blueprint for success as the Dennis Yip Chor-hong-trained four-year-old produced a career-best effort with an effortless Class Four victory. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1132501/racing-digest-january-21-2013
  9. Australian flag flies high over Sha Tin

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... dominated by snaring eight wins on the 11-race card. Derek Cruz was a major beneficiary of Aussie riders' skills as Tye Angland and Zac Purton each produced legs of a double for the trainer. Purton was at his best in the last, and stole the Jockey Challenge from compatriot Angland, with a swooping win on the Cruz-trained Wrath Of Fire. Wrath Of Fire has now won four races ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005625/australian-flag-flies-high-over-sha-tin
  10. Prebble gets his chance to shock Whyte

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... rides Beautiful Dreamer, a horse Prebble has ridden six times for two wins and two placings, including his close-up last-start third to overnight favourite Willing Storm. Zac Purton rides Willing Storm, one of three excellent mounts for John Moore, and Purton represented a strong Jockey Challenge chance at 6.5 last night. He has realistic chances of riding two or three winners, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666069/prebble-gets-his-chance-shock-whyte

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