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  1. Sport - Racing

    Racing Digest- February 16, 2014

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 10:31pm

    ... of a headache to manage than your usual lower grade battler. "If this horse misses even half a day of work he ties up badly," Schutz said. A perfect ride from Zac Purton helped ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Big week for Fownes begins with live Triple Trio hopes

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 08:29pm by Michael Cox

    ... of the rest- if Starting Over can replicate or go better than he did last start then he should win. Include Spirit Soaring (Zac Purton), after he drew one, while Able Magic (Derek Leung Ka-chun) ends ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Perfect Cheers' consistency finally pays off

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... and the plan was for Zac Purton to position Perfect Cheers - who can be tardy away - as close as possible. As it turned out, the gelding broke better than expected and he raced outside the leader ... better," Fownes said. For the second straight Happy Valley meeting the wins were shared among eight different jockeys and trainers. Purton's win on Perfect Cheers only temporarily closed ...

  4. Treble for Prebble as Turbo boost sends him flying

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Zac Purton were level in the Jockey Challenge coming to the last race and $160 million was wagered on Turbo King and Romantic City as they went toe to toe in betting and eventually neck ... boilover in race three gave Yiu a winning double care of a tactful Zac Purton ride from barrier 12 which saw Classic Energy claim the Russell Handicap (1,200m) at 84-1. 'I was actually very ...

  5. Noble Conqueror shows why he's king of the Valley

    Posted Jan 20th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Purton was the other riding star of the night with wins on Ever Beauty for Derek Cruz and the flying Romantic City for Ricky Yiu Poon-fai. 'I thought Romantic City was much more comfortable tonight than he was the first time around the Valley when he won last time. He's just got so much gate speed he's always going to be tough to beat here,' Purton said. ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong

    Quick back-up should benefit Flying Keeper

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... grade. It has been nine runs since then and in the last four there have been signs Flying Keeper is ready. Purton remains in the saddle and needs to navigate from gate eight. He should get ... and has drawn two and Prebble gets on for the first time. The other standouts are Endowing (Douglas Whyte) and Poetic Justice (Mosse). Sunny Ying (Tommy Berry) and Real Generous (Purton) require ...

  7. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Lucky Nine and Little Bridge short of their best for Hong Kong Jockey Club Sprint

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Purton revealed that a worsening breathing issue was a worry for his mount, who will "definitely strip fitter after this run". Fownes faced a similar situation last season upon ... to affect his performance. So far in his trackwork and trials, it hasn't affected him," Purton said. "It's something in the back of our mind and something we have to monitor. He ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Lord Dragon ready to make his mark in TT

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Fownes' four-year-old has fitness on his side, in-form Zac Purton in the saddle and should relish a return to 1,400m, making him a banker Lord Dragon ready to make his mark in TT After jockeys' championship rival Douglas Whyte drew level at the top of the table during the week, Zac Purton will be keen to strike back with Lord Dragon ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Epic trainers’ battle will come down to quality over quantity

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 04:14pm by Michael Cox

    ... and verbal barb throwing in the fight for the jockeys’ championship between 12-time champ Douglas Whyte and upstart challenger Zac Purton, the wrestle for the trainers’ crown quietly became the one to watch and is far more likely to come down to the season finale at Happy Valley next month. Whyte versus Purton began like a heavyweight slugfest, as the challenger threw wild haymakers looking ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong

    Fownes lands double, but it's still tight at top

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... honours with a running double, Born To Win (Zac Purton) and Great And Beyond (Tye Angland) winning within half an hour to put Fownes right back in the title race as his three rivals failed to lead ... of the night for Purton, who had just three rides, but he would have been happy with that as arch-rival Douglas Whyte went winless, despite being able to collect the Jockey Challenge with minor ...




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