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  1. Sport - Racing

    Purton shows who's boss as he hits doubles figures with Mr Ginger and Travel Brand

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Purton shows who's boss as he hits doubles figures with Ginger and Travel Zac Purton turned enforcer to get an inexperienced and unbalanced winner home, part of a double that made him the first to crack double figures for the season. Danny Shum Chap-shing's Mr Ginger could be feeling ginger today after Purton used some strong arm ...

  2. Purton savours 'a fantastic week'

    Posted Jun 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Australian jockey Zac Purton kept on riding the wave of his biggest week in the sport with a treble at Sha Tin yesterday that took him to his highest season's win tally, which sat nicely next to his Royal Ascot win last Tuesday night. 'A fantastic end to what's been a fantastic week,' beamed Purton as he returned with the final ...

  3. Purton scores treble the hard way

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Zac Purton was back in top form with a winning treble at Happy Valley last night to make a one-act affair of the Jockey Challenge but he was happy they weren't paying on margins. 'All three of them, I thought they were going to win easily and it ended up being a struggle,' said Purton after landing the opener with Industrial Legend ...

  4. Purton thrills with treble, but stewards spoil his day with two-meeting ban

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen The season has started with a bang for Zac Purton, who booted home a treble on General Danroad, Namjong Fighters and Fionn's Dragon, before being suspended for two meetings on a charge of careless riding at Sha Tin yesterday. Purton was on cloud nine after his most successful opening day, but chief steward Kim Kelly soon burst his bubble when he slapped him ...

  5. Frustrated Purton forced to settle for second best

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen New Idea gave jockey Zac Purton a promising start to his quality book of engagements yesterday- but in the end the surprise victory turned out to be his sole winner on a day he could only describe with the 'F' word- frustrating. After winning on New Idea for trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing in race three, Purton rode two second placings, three thirds ...

  6. Purton earns praise for tactical nous

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell Zac Purton rode a winner and missed out on another one, but received credit for both from grateful trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing. Purton, in his first contract as a club jockey ... Purton was in a handy position on Aristocracy, but it looked like the leaders would pull up in his face as the field entered the back straight of the 1,650 metres Class Five contest. So Purton ...

  7. Shum has big plans for gifted Little Bridge

    Posted Jun 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Zac Purton's appraisal of unbeaten Little Bridge was vindicated at Sha Tin yesterday after the promising youngster blitzed his rivals in the feature event down the 1,000m straight. Purton had the choice of a number of mounts at Little Bridge's debut run, but elected to ride the Faltaat gelding over a number of better credentialed rivals, a decision ...

  8. Excited Shum planning big things for sprint sensation Little Bridge

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint in December. Trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing and jockey Zac Purton believe the progressive speedster can make the necessary rating to qualify for the feature ... The Faltaat four-year-old made it three wins from as many starts down the straight 1,000m course, belting Jun Dao by 3 3/4 lengths, with a further 1 1/2 lengths to Longwah Rising in third. Purton ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Shum grateful for breeder Tsoi's expert advice

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... into place. He is a nice horse, definitely, but still very green, and he will improve." Mr Gnocchi was the second leg of a double for Zac Purton, who continued his career-best season as he moved to 68 wins. "The difference today was that I had the gate," said Purton. "He was still timid and did a bit wrong in the run and that's why I was happy just to get him some ...

  10. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Mr Ginger a good remedy for TT fans

    Posted Oct 26th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... first-up, his second start, despite being his own worst enemy, Zac Purton earning every bit of his riding percentage as he nursed the unbalanced four-year-old around the home turn and after ... to change stride. Also in Mr Ginger's favour is barrier four, with Purton having to bustle his mount out of the gates last time to take up a handy position. This time he shouldn't ...




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