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  1. Sport - Racing

    Purton stretches his championship lead over Moreira

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 12:56am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com With his arch-rival still on suspension, Australian jockey scores another double Purton stretches his lead Championship leader Zac Purton didn't have ... of his three-day careless riding ban, and Purton has been on song with doubles at Happy Valley last Wednesday and again yesterday, although the day looked better than that on paper. Purton ...

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    Purton's Jockeys' Championship bid heats up with a double

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 10:29pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Purton's challenge heats up with a double Zac Purton awoke from a winter slumber and bounced back into form with a double to extend his Jockeys' ... from Purton, who had a spring in his step after the sun started shining following a recent cold snap. "I'm feeling a lot better now the weather is getting warmer- I'm like ...

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    Purton can produce a Triple Trio Smile on his return

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:28pm by Michael Cox

    ... Purton can produce a Smile on his return in Triple Trio A re-energised Zac Purton returns from a two-meeting suspension on Saturday and should salute in the final leg of the Sha Tin Triple Trio ... and this time he draws a gate. It was only barrier 11 that beat Celestial Smile last time out, Purton forced to take a hold and race at the rear in a race where leader Mighty Equus dictated terms. ...

  4. Day belongs to fired-up Purton

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com He may not have a leading stable at his back, but Australian jockey Zac Purton surged into equal second on the championship ladder with a three-timer ... draw to scramble home in the final race and complete a Purton-ridden double for the New Zea lander. Leading riders Douglas Whyte and Brett Prebble were two of a number of jockeys ...

  5. Purton eager to prove his riding credentials in third season

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

    ... In his third season, Australian jockey Zac Purton (pictured) has done the hardest of the hard yards to become part of the scenery, but he scoffs at any suggestion he has 'made ... it as a great compliment that he thought of me - I was probably the only one hoping the whole volcano thing would keep going,' Purton said. Moore's flight is due to land around the same time ...

  6. Purton's landmark day spoiled after he cops two-day suspension

    Posted Apr 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Zac Purton bagged his 100th winner in Hong Kong as part of a treble, but his luck ran out in the stewards room where he was suspended for two meetings on a careless riding charge. Purton 'raised the bat' on his century of winners aboard the Francis Lui Kin-wai-trained Loads Of Joy, before parlaying his success into wins on Mighty Feeling for David Ferraris ...

  7. Purton in demand by Japanese trainers with four rides

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken In-form jockey Zac Purton (pictured) has been paid a high compliment by local owners and trainers going into tomorrow's Yasuda Kinen meeting at Tokyo's Fuchu racecourse. Purton's main goal is to partner Paul O'Sullivan-trained Fellowship in the main event, but the Australian has also picked up four outside rides on the card. That is in complete ...

  8. Smart money on Go Dan Go proves spot on

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Intelligence from the Tony Millard yard in race nine was foiled after the three-year-old firmed from 9.0 to 4.7, but his backers had to settle for second. Go Dan Go (Zac Purton) had left followers happier in the second event, shortening from 5.5 to start favourite at 3.2. He was given a perfect trip by Purton and never looked in any danger of losing his first Class Four start, which ...

  9. Believe In Change rewards his patient connections

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen A patient owner and a patient ride by jockey Zac Purton saw Paul O'Sullivan's Believe In Change break through for his maiden win. The lightly raced four-year-old ... as the injury goes now.' Purton said he has a good opinion of the galloper, and was expecting more from him in his resuming run down the straight last start when he finished 12th behind St Didar. ...

  10. O'Sullivan safe for next season on a mixed day of fortunes

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... injury only to suffer a bleeding attack in race two. Cai Bao In (Zac Purton) was the joint third top-priced horse at the same sale, for HK$6 million, but has managed to post two wins, ...




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