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  • Zac Purton
    Age: 34
    Background:
    Zac Purton ended Douglas Whyte's 13-season dominance with his first Hong Kong jockeys' championship in 2013/14 (112 wins). He raced to what was then the fastest 50 in Hong Kong history that season and became the second rider, after Whyte, to notch 100 wins in a season. Purton lost his title when second to Joao Moreira in 2014/15 with 95 wins. He started his career in Brisbane and was an apprentice sensation, winning the premiership there in 2003, and then moved on to Sydney where he was twice second in the premiership. Purton moved to Hong Kong in September, 2007. His major wins include the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2012 and five at the LONGINES HKIR. He notched his second Hong Kong century in 2016/17, ending the term with 107 wins.
    Achievements:
    Hong Kong Champion Jockey (2013/14); Brisbane Champion Jockey (2003 - when still an apprentice); World Super Jockeys Series (Japan) winner (2012).
    Notable Race Wins Include:
    Hong Kong Mile (2012 Ambitious Dragon, 2016 Beauty Only), Hong Kong Sprint (2014 & 2016 Aerovelocity), Hong Kong Vase (2013 Dominant), Stewards' Cup (2010 Fellowship), Hong Kong Gold Cup (2013 Military Attack), Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (2013 Ambitious Dragon), Hong Kong Derby (2015 Luger), Centenary Sprint Cup (2016 Aerovelocity), King's Stand Stakes (2012 Little Bridge), Singapore Airlines International Cup (2013 Military Attack), Caulfield Cup (2014 Admire Rakti), Doncaster Mile (2014 Sacred Falls), Takamatsunomiya Kinen (2015 Aerovelocity), KrisFlyer International Sprint (2015 Aerovelocity), J. J. Atkins (2016 Sacred Elixir).
    Hong Kong Career Wins (at start of 2017/18 season):
    719 (win strike rate: 13.72%)


    17/18 Season Up to Race Meeting of
    Nationality : AUS No. of Wins : 0 Total Rides : 0
    Stakes won : $ 0 No. of 2nds : 0 Win % : 0%
    No. of Wins in past 10 race days : No. of 3rds : 0    
    Avg. JKC points in Past 10 race days : 28.8 No. of 4ths : 0    
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