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  1. Sport - Racing - BLACK BOOK

    Ishvara shows promise with next season in mind

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:21pm by Alan Aitken

    ... in the poisonous ground towards the centre of the course. All things considered, jockey Zac Purton thought the three-year-old did a decent job despite being beaten over four lengths and his judgment was proved correct on Saturday. This time Ishvara did everything right, handling the quick step up to 1,400m with aplomb and the message was there from Purton's post-race comments that even ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    The rides that deserved all the plaudits

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 10:04pm by Michael Cox

    ... 2. Zac Purton, Dominant, Group One Hong Kong Vase (2,400m) Purton rode 112 winners, the second most of all-time, and while many displayed the same poise, race awareness and sheer skillfulness ... and if not for Purton's tactical nous, the Sha Tin fans would have been waiting at least one more year. Sensing slow sectionals up front and seeing top threats The Fugue and Dunaden running into traffic and being ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong

    Zac Purton rides a treble, while Joao Moreira may miss big races with ban

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 01:06am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Australian steals the limelight, while Brazilian star is hit with fresh riding ban Treble joy for Purton, despair for Moreira There were plenty of positives in Zac Purton's treble at Happy Valley on Wednesday night, but for his emerging rival Joao Moreira it was mostly negatives with a careless riding suspension meaning the Magic Man ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Purton the Winning Leader

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 10:07pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Australian maintains lead at the top of the jockeys' championship but may not make the weight on triumphant pair next time out Purton the Winning Leader Zac Purton snared a double to maintain his jockeys' championship lead and feels both back-to-back winners could make it three in a row soon, but a short hop up in grade for both- ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Moreira's title bid takes a hit with another ban

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 10:50pm by Michael Cox

    ... ban Despite heading home winless, the jockeys' championship chances of Zac Purton received a boost when major rival Joao Moreira received yet another suspension- but a three-timer by 13-time champion Douglas Whyte had both protagonists looking nervously over their shoulders. Moreira remained nine behind Purton with 19 meetings remaining in the season, but a three-day careless ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Slippery slope for Purton as Moreira makes grand entrance

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 05:09pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Brazilian jockey's arrival this Sunday means Purton will feel the squeeze as he tries to dethrone perennial champion Douglas Whyte. Follow @KemblaCoxy Joao Moreira’s arrival this Sunday will put the squeeze on the already tight top end of the jockeys’ championship, but the Brazilian’s presence is more of a threat to Zac Purton’s new-found ...

  7. Sport - Racing - QE II Cup

    Battle for riding supremacy the key to Triple Trio glory

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 10:14pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com The jockeys' championship is the main story of the season, and both Zac Purton and Joao Moreira are crucial to winning a slice of the TT jackpot Battle for riding supremacy the key to Triple Trio glory The jockeys' championship battle between Zac Purton and Joao Moreira reaches a critical juncture on Sunday at Sha Tin and it is hard ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    Purton scores a treble to ride back into jockey championship contention

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Australian scores a treble to put himself right back into jockey championship contention Game on again as Purton shows he means business It's on again. With the tease of a third contender waiting in the wings in the shape of Joao Moreira, Zac Purton was back to the form that saw him threaten Douglas Whyte last season as he surged to the top of the table ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton cashes in on stable transfers who are kings for a day

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Australian jockey keeps pace with Douglas Whyte by scoring on Hey Cheers and Dynamic Voyage at Sha Tin Stable transfers prove to be bonanza for Purton On a day when stable transfers were king, Zac Purton steered home two of them to match Douglas Whyte blow for blow with a double including one win at the expense of new Italian rider, Nicola Pinna. ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Zac Purton may have founded a new partnership with Peter Ho

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Jockey's unusual link with Peter Ho has echoes of the partnership with Dennis Yip that so nearly blossomed into a championship last term Has Purton found patron? After watching Douglas Whyte slip away lately, Zac Purton was able to pull a pair back on the Durban Demon yesterday- but more importantly hopes to have built another bridge in his ...




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