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  1. Sport - Racing

    Fownes plays the King as he assists supreme Purton

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:22pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Kingmaker Fownes helps supreme Purton It looks as though trainer Caspar Fownes could provide Zac Purton with another crucial winner in the coming weeks after progressive sprinter Supreme King returned from a lay-off with a sharp barrier trial win at Happy Valley on Saturday. Fownes has thrown his weight behind Purton in the Australian's ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Purton opens gap in title race with a hat-trick

    Posted May 01st 2014, 12:32am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Championship leader goes 12 in front of rival Moreira, who draws a blank on the night Purton opens gap in title race with a hat-trick Zac Purton seized ... their support as the season draws to a close. Purton's hat-trick took him to 85 victories- 12 clear of Joao Moreira, who was winless and starts a three-meeting suspension after Sunday's Sha ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Purton and Fownes to take control of the Triple Trio

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 08:06pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Jockeys' championship front runner can build his lead with the help of an ardent supporter as the countdown to the end of the season begins Purton and Fownes to take control of the Triple Trio The support of trainer Caspar Fownes will be key to Zac Purton's jockeys' championship chances as the clock ticks down on the 2013-14 season, ...

  4. Sport - Racing - Happy Valley

    Purton helps Fownes to a three-timer

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 12:38am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Jockeys' Championship leader rides a double as holidaying trainer turns his fortunes around Purton helps Fownes to a three-timer Zac Purton and Joao Moreira slugged out a two-all draw at Happy Valley on Wednesday in pursuit of the Jockeys' Championship title, but race leader Purton was able to take away an extra positive in the turn ...

  5. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Why numbers show Joao Moreira has a bitter fight on his hands to rein in Zac Purton

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:57pm by Alan Aitken

    ... With 23 meetings left, the mathematics of their respective seasons suggests the jockeys' title will be a duel to the finish Moreira facing fight to rein in Purton So just how is the jockeys' championship poised at this delicate stage? In the simplest of terms, Joao Moreira arrived in October with Zac Purton on 13 wins, so he has pulled back just two in six months, ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton proves a point with Sacred success in Sydney

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 12:51am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Purton proves point with Sacred win in Sydney Hong Kong championship leader Zac Purton made a rare return trip to Australia on Saturday to claim ... in Hong Kong have a worthwhile strike rate when they make special trips overseas to contest Group Ones, but Purton said his opportunities had been few and far between, despite his success here. ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    More questions than answers in post-Douglas Whyte dynasty

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 09:22pm by Michael Cox

    ... in which long-reigning champion Douglas Whyte was dethroned by Zac Purton and South American phenomenon Joao Moreira made an immediate impact, the brave new world of this season's ... still burn in Purton after achieving his holy grail? And, can Moreira stay on the straight and narrow, stay out of the stewards' room, and will he stay at all? Although now 42, Whyte ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton weaves his own magic with four wins

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:25am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Brazilian ace Moreira is upstaged by Australian who extends lead in the Jockeys' Championship Purton weaves his own magic with four wins The Magic Man was back in action at Happy Valley on Wednesday night but had no answer to Jockeys' Championship lamplighter Zac Purton, who claimed half the card to push his margin in the title race out ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Putting Purton's performance in perspective

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 07:08pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy You have to feel for Zac Purton. He has put together stretches of form so scintillating in the past few seasons that good judges were ... Championship challenge is inextricably linked with the success of the stables that support him. Caspar Fownes supplied one of the wins that took Purton eight clear of the suspended Joao Moreira ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Purton right on the mark as he brings up 400 Hong Kong wins

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 01:00am by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Australian jockey extends lead at the top of the Jockeys' Championship with a double Purton right on the mark as he brings up 400 Leading jockey Zac Purton took full advantage of a Joao Moreira-free zone to grab a double and extend his lead again in the chase for the season's title at Happy Valley on Wednesday night. With Moreira ...




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