Zac Purton

Joao Moreira had a day out at Happy Valley on Wednesday
Horse Racing 20-05-2021

Moreira puts on masterclass at Happy Valley as HK jockeys’ championship hopes rise

Joao Moreira’s aspirations of securing a fourth Hong Kong jockeys’ championship have soared after the Brazilian notched a five-timer at Happy Valley on Wednesday night as defending champion Zac Purton suffered back complaints. Having watched Purton cut his lead to 13 with victory aboard David Hayes-trained Red Majesty to claim the first race of the […]

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Exultant can make it a third Champions and Chater Cup in Hong Kong 2021
Horse Racing 19-05-2021

Cruz has Exultant primed for third G1 Champions & Chater Cup

Tony Cruz is optimistic Hong Kong’s reigning Horse of the Year Exultant can join a select group of multiple winners of the G1 Champions & Chater Cup (2400m) when his stable flag-bearer returns to Sha Tin on Sunday.  Already the most successful trainer in the modern history of the horse race, Cruz will unleash three […]

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Joao Moreira is leading the top jockeys in Hong Kong for 2021 season.
Horse Racing 15-05-2021

Moreira receives boost in Hong Kong jockeys’ championship

Nursing a 15-win lead over Zac Purton in the 2020/21 Hong Kong jockeys’ championship, Joao Moreira was given two more reasons to feel confident about landing a fourth title after excellent trial performances by Sky Darci and Courier Wonder at Sha Tin on Friday morning. BMW Hong Kong Derby (2000m) winner Sky Darci idled into […]

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Hongkong Great broke the dirt record for the Sha Tin track on Saturday
Horse Racing 11-05-2021

Hongkong Great smashes Sha Tin record, connections eye overseas glory

Danny Shum will consider overseas targets for Hongkong Great after the lightly-raced galloper smashed Sha Tin’s 1650m dirt track record to provide Zac Purton with a timely treble on Saturday. Rated perfectly in the lead by Purton, Hongkong Great clocked 1m 36.15s on the dirt surface to lower the classy Gun Pit’s mark of 1m […]

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Beauty Generation has retired from Hong Kong Racing
Horse Racing 19-12-2020

Beauty Generation retires a great of Hong Kong racing

Beauty Generation, one of the greatest champions in the history of Hong Kong horse racing, has retired. Twice crowned Hong Kong’s Horse of the Year, the New Zealand-bred gelding was also named Champion Miler a record three times. Beauty Generation ends his career with 18 Hong Kong wins from 34 starts and prize-money earnings of […]

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Zac Purton and Flying Genius win fourth race on December 16 2020
Horse Racing 17-12-2020

Purton dominates Happy Valley meeting, closes gap on Moreira

A Zac Purton quartet at Happy Valley on Wednesday (16 December) has breathed fresh life into the Hong Kong jockeys’ championship after the Australian made significant inroads into his great championship rival Joao Moreira’s lead. Chasing a fifth HK jockeys championship, Purton trailed Moreira by 21 wins on 9 December. The deficit is now 14. […]

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Zac Purton guides Normcore to 2020 Hong Kong Cup
Horse Racing 13-12-2020

Purton notches up record ninth HKIR victory as Normcore wins Hong Kong Cup

Zac Purton has crowned a week of stellar milestones by becoming the first rider in history to partner nine Hong Kong International Races winners after Japanese mare Normcore upstaged Win Bright and Magical in the $HK28 million Group 1 Hong Kong Cup (2000m). Purton, 37, gained the ride on the grey after Christophe Soumillon was […]

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