Purton finishes second to Whyte after a thriller with Prebble

Zac Purton and Brett Prebble finished level for the day's racing, but that gave Purton second place to Douglas Whyte in the jockeys' championship after a tight battle in recent meetings between the pair.

Monday, 16 July, 2012, 12:00am

Whyte holds the aces

Douglas Whyte has a full house, with a couple of aces, which looks a winning hand in tonight's Jockey Challenge.

The only rider with mounts in all eight races, Whyte takes the reins on Call Me Achiever in a Class Four and later on Simple in a Class Three, with both horses seemingly having a class edge on their rivals.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte feels good enough to work again

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte has declared himself back to work this morning, despite the injuries he suffered at the start of the final race on Sunday.

Whyte was thrown forward over the neck of his mount and onto the ground when Aomen stumbled out of the starting gates and almost fell.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte can strike back

Douglas Whyte has been winless for the last two meetings and looks vulnerable as Jockey Challenge favourite once again, but a full book of rides should see him return to form tonight.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

There's value elsewhere, but stick to Whyte

There is plenty of value on offer for adventurous punters in the Jockey Challenge, but favourite Douglas Whyte still looks the likely winner.

Eight jockeys have 10 rides or more, giving them all some hope, but Whyte's 10-ride book - including the shortest-priced favourite of the meeting - seems strong enough to deliver him the win.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte's Tour De Force at the Valley

The incomparable Douglas Whyte has been in a class of his own as he hurtles towards his 12th straight Jockeys' Championship and a superb treble at Happy Valley last night put him within striking distance of breaking his own record for wins in a season.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte the way to go

Douglas Whyte looks a touch vulnerable as Jockey Challenge favourite, but finding someone to oppose him at odds is a puzzle.

Whyte has six rides, including strong rides in the final five events, and was a $3.40 chance last night.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

'Nervous' Whyte reaches milestone thanks to a good Aomen

Douglas Whyte was like a cricketer stuck in the nervous nineties as he endured a frustrating wait, including being rolled on the shortest-priced favourite of the day, before bringing up a century of winners for the season on Aomen in the last event.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Hungry Whyte has Size on his side to thrive

Today's 11-race card has an ominous look to it for Douglas Whyte, the champion jockey returning from a two-meeting suspension hungry to chase down his own record for wins in a season.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte is all the rage

With two more to hit the century mark, Douglas Whyte is all the rage in the Jockey Challenge with a solid book of eight rides.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Prebble can upstage Whyte

Douglas Whyte may have been all the rage with Jockey Challenge punters in early betting, but Brett Prebble can upstage the championship leader.

Whyte was backed in from $3 to $2.50, a wave of money making him outright favourite ahead of Prebble at $3.

30 May 2012 - 12:00am

Whyte all clear after fall, but Rispoli not so lucky

Champion jockey Douglas Whyte remarkably escaped unscathed from one of the nastiest moments of the season when odds-on chance Can Do shattered a foreleg mid-race, but visiting Italian Umberto Rispoli was not as lucky after he collected the favourite on the way through.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Champion Whyte Can Do it again

Douglas Whyte will start today as the shortest Jockey Challenge in recent memory, but has the book to back the skinny quote and should salute for the fourth time in five meetings.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

As expected, Whyte's the man for the job

Expect Douglas Whyte to ramp up the pressure - on himself - as the end of season approaches, with the 11-time premiership winner chasing his own record of 114 wins in a season.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Drop back to a sprint distance proves just the right tonic

Trainer Sean Woods has flirted with a mile and even further with Brothers In Arms, but champion jockey Douglas Whyte said the decision to drop him back to sprinting has been all the difference. Brothers In Arms made it two Class Five wins on end when he added a turf win to the one he collected on the all-weather last start and he never looked like being anywhere but right in the finish.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am