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Purton allotted four rides in JRA��s 2014 World Super Jockeys Series

27/11/2014

Reigning Hong Kong Champion Jockey Zac Purton has confirmed for his four rides in the 2014 World Super Jockeys Series to be held at Tokyo Racecourse, Japan this weekend.

Purton will be making his second appearance in this JRA series after making his winning debut in 2012.  On the first day on Saturday, 29 November, he will partner three-year-old filly Sundarbans in the first leg, the 2014 Excellent Jockeys Trophy (turf 1600m), while his mount in the second leg, the 2014 Fantastic Jockeys Trophy (turf 1400m) is seven-year-old horse Hungry Jack.

On day two (Sunday, 30 November) Purton will ride three-year-old colt Salire Mondo in the third leg, the 2014 Marvelous Jockeys Trophy (dirt 1600m), and for the series’ last leg, the 2014 Prominent Jockeys Trophy (turf 2000m), he will be aboard the six-year-old horse Smart Liberty.

Purton will contest 15 other top jockeys from Japan and the overseas in the series.  Six of the other participating jockeys, including Yuichi Fukunaga (Japan), Pat Smullen (Ireland), Christophe Soumillon (France), James McDonald (Australia), as well as Richard Hughes and Ryan Moore (both UK), will bound for Hong Kong in a fortnight’s time for the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday, 10 December.  

List of jockeys to participate in 2014 World Super Jockeys Series

Jockey

Representing Country / Region

Keita Tosaki

Japan

Hiroshi Kitamura

Japan

Masayoshi Ebina

Japan

Hironobu Tanabe

Japan

Yasunari Iwata

Japan

Suguru Hamanaka

Japan

Yuichi Fukunaga

Japan

Syuji Akaoka

Japan (from NAR)

Zac Purton

Hong Kong

Luis Contreras

Canada

Richard Hughes

UK

Ryan Moore

UK

Pat Smullen

Ireland

Adrie de Vries

Germany

Christophe Soumillon

France

James McDonald

Australia

 

 

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