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Purton fells records

One week on from a brilliant six-timer, Zac Purton was at it again, matching that haul to maintain his searing form. The champion jockey ended the day on 140 wins for the season, four more than the personal best tally he set last year on the way to his second premiership – his win strike[...]
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Purton has Simply Brilliant

Simply Brilliant (133lb) heads the handicap following his third to Beauty Generation in the Group 1 FWD Champions Mile last time out. Champion jockey Zac Purton takes the reins on Frankie Lor’s charge in the Group 3 Lion Rock Trophy Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday (2 June), having been booked for the ride[...]
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Purton’s on the cusp

Joao Moreira’s quartet at Happy Valley tonight (Wednesday, 29 May) took him to 73 wins for the term. Ahead of him in the premiership, careering towards a third championship of his own, Zac Purton ended the night on 134, thanks to a double. But the champ was unable to reach a new milestone. Purton began[...]
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Purton looks to keep rolling

Zac Purton’s career-best term rolls into Happy Valley full of momentum after tallying seven of the 12 possible Group 1’s this season, thanks to Exultant’s weekend win – one of six on the day – which came less than 24 hours after the Australian partnered Southern Legend to Kranji Mile success. “You savour any win[...]
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Aethero leads Moore charge

Purton kicked off the day with an impressive win on Aethero, trainer John Moore’s exciting juvenile. While the jockeys’ premiership is all but done and dusted, Moore did all he could to set the trainers’ title race on fire. Hong Kong’s seven-time champion charged up and grabbed a fistful of defending champion John Size’s coat[...]
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Big Party for Purton four-timer

Champion jockey Zac Purton took his season’s tally to 123 wins with a masterful four-timer at Sha Tin this afternoon, Saturday, 18 May, despite feeling under the weather. “That’s a nice day,” the Australian said. “I’ve got a bit of a cold so I’m not feeling well; it’s a hot day – it’s hard. The[...]
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Purton’s out for amends

John Moore has expressed his intention to have all guns blazing in his attempt to seal a seventh Hong Kong premiership. But the handler will have to hit the mark more than he misses if he is to make up the deficit on Size. The handler’s Uncle Steve was unlucky in the run when sixth[...]
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