Zac Purton
Age: 37
Background:
Zac Purton ended Douglas Whyte's 13-season dominance with his first Hong Kong jockeys' championship in 2013/14 (112 wins) and in earning his second title in 2017/18 he halted Joao Moreira's title streak at three. During his first championship season, the Australian ace raced to what was then the fastest 50 in Hong Kong history and became the second rider, after Whyte, to notch 100 wins in a season. Purton lost his title when second to Moreira in 2014/15 with 95 wins, a position he filled for the next two terms, including when notching his second century in 2016/17. His second championship was a remarkable effort as he chased down Moreira to take the lead for the first time that term on June 10, 2018. Five weeks later, at season's end, he had outpointed Moreira 136-134 with a win strike rate of 21% to the Brazilian's 20%. Purton tallied a career-high 168 wins in 2018/19, a season in which he also became the second jockey in Hong Kong history to ride 1000 winners, and in which he set a new single season prizemoney record of HK$234,989,515. The Australian ace took a third consecutive championship in 2019/20 with 147 wins and three Group 1’s, his triumph aboard Exultant in the 2020 QEII Cup meant he became the only rider in history to have won every Group 1 race on the Hong Kong calendar. Purton started his career in Brisbane and was an apprentice sensation, winning the premiership there in 2003. He 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 eight at the LONGINES HKIR.
Achievements:
Hong Kong Champion Jockey (2013/14, 2017/18, 2018/19 & 2019/20); Brisbane Champion Jockey (2003 - when still an apprentice); LONGINES IJC winner (2017); World Super Jockeys Series (Japan) winner (2012); Hong Kong single season prize money record (HK$234,989,515).
Notable Wins Include:
Hong Kong Cup (2017 Time Warp), Hong Kong Mile (2012 Ambitious Dragon, 2016 Beauty Only, 2018 Beauty Generation), Hong Kong Sprint (2014 & 2016 Aerovelocity), Hong Kong Vase (2013 Dominant, 2018 Exultant), QEII Cup (2020 Exultant), Champions Mile (2018 & 2019 Beauty Generation), Champions & Chater Cup (2019 & 2020 Exultant), Chairman's Sprint Prize (2018 Ivictory), Stewards' Cup (2010 Fellowship, 2019 Beauty Generation), Hong Kong Gold Cup (2013 Military Attack, 2018 Time Warp, 2019 Exultant), Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (2013 Ambitious Dragon, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Beauty Generation), Hong Kong Derby (2015 Luger), Centenary Sprint Cup (2016 Aerovelocity), King's Stand Stakes (2012 Little Bridge), Takamatsunomiya Kinen (2015 Aerovelocity), KrisFlyer International Sprint (2015 Aerovelocity), Singapore Airlines International Cup (2013 Military Attack), Kranji Mile (2018 & 2019 Southern Legend), Caulfield Cup (2014 Admire Rakti), Doncaster Mile (2014 Sacred Falls, 2017 It's Somewhat).
Hong Kong Career Wins (at start of 2020/21 season):
1,170 (win strike rate: 16.11%).

20/21 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 18/10/2020
Nationality : AUS No. of Wins : 16 Total Rides : 108
Stakes won : $19,417,000 No. of 2nds : 17 Win % : 14.81%
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 9 No. of 3rds : 13
Avg. JKC points in Past 10 race days : 21.7 No. of 4ths : 18

Previous Season

Current Season Riding Records - Z Purton Next

Race
Index
Placing Track/Course Dist. Race
Class
Going Horse Draw Rtg. Trainer Gear Body
Wt.
Act.
Wt.
21/10/2020  Happy Valley Jockey Challenge Points :0 (Win 0 2nd 0 3rd 0)
123 6/12 Turf / "C" 1650 4 GF MELBOURNE HALL 7 52 D J Hall H/XB 1035 126
122 7/12 Turf / "C" 1650 5 GF WONDERFUL TIGER 11 37 W Y So H/XB/TT 1073 131
121 4/12 Turf / "C" 1200 4 GF NAMJONG SINGS 9 56 C S Shum B 1219 132
18/10/2020  Sha Tin Jockey Challenge Points :14 (Win 0 2nd 1 3rd 2)
120 10/14 Turf / "B+2" 1400 3 GF PRESIDENT'S CHOICE 7 68 C W Chang 1020 124
119 3/14 Turf / "B+2" 1200 3 GF CHICKEN DANCE 3 71 P O'Sullivan B1 1224 124
118 5/12 AWT 1200 2 GD HIGHLY PROACTIVE 6 87 K W Lui H/P/TT 1057 121
117 6/12 Turf / "B+2" 1600 G2 GF BEAUTY GENERATION 5 130 D A Hayes CP/TT 1161 133
116 8/12 AWT 1200 4 GD SUNNY AND GOLD 8 51 C H Yip H/TT 1062 124
115 3/14 Turf / "B+2" 1200 4 GF TRIPLE TRIPLE 3 60 F C Lor V 1082 133
114 2/14 Turf / "B+2" 1600 4 GF DECISIVE ACTION 12 60 C S Shum TT 1080 133
113 5/7 Turf / "B+2" 1200 G2 GF BIG PARTY 5 112 F C Lor 1245 120
112 14/14 Turf / "B+2" 1400 4 G MERRYGOWIN 12 60 P O'Sullivan B 1100 133
14/10/2020  Happy Valley Jockey Challenge Points :10 (Win 0 2nd 1 3rd 1)
109 4/12 Turf / "B" 1800 3 G NAMJONG PLUS 11 73 Y S Tsui 1087 129
108 5/12 Turf / "B" 1200 3 G LOVING A BOOM 1 80 R Gibson B/TT 1213 133
107 5/12 Turf / "B" 1200 4 G HERCULES 3 59 C H Yip B 1042 133
105 7/12 Turf / "B" 1200 4 G GLENEALY GENERALS 10 57 C H Yip B 1134 131
104 2/12 Turf / "B" 1650 4 G KING DRAGON 5 48 K L Man V/XB 1081 122
103 3/12 Turf / "B" 1200 5 G REGENCY GEM 3 40 W Y So B/TT 1162 133
11/10/2020  Sha Tin Jockey Challenge Points :22 (Win 1 2nd 1 3rd 1)
102 8/13 Turf / "A+3" 1200 2 GF WINNING METHOD 11 89 C S Shum TT 1227 122
101 6/13 Turf / "A+3" 1400 3 GF STAR OF YUEN LONG 11 80 K L Man B 1107 133
100 4/12 Turf / "A+3" 1200 3 G COMPASSION SPIRIT 10 65 K L Man 1089 120
99 7/11 Turf / "A+3" 1200 3 G SUNSET WATCH 10 77 K W Lui 1137 130
98 6/12 Turf / "A+3" 1800 4 G EXALTATION 1 46 A S Cruz V/TT 1041 122
97 5/9 Turf / "A+3" 1400 4 G MALDIVES 2 52 D J Hall XB 1143 126
96 3/14 Turf / "A+3" 1600 5 G SMART THINKER 12 36 C H Yip TT 1059 130
95 2/9 Turf / "A+3" 1200 4 G INNO LEGEND 9 50 K L Man CP1 1144 124
94 1/8 Turf / "A+3" 1400 4 G BELUGA 1 58 D J Hall H 1091 133
93 4/9 Turf / "A+3" 1200 4 G MONKEY JEWELLERY 3 60 J Size 1087 133
07/10/2020  Happy Valley Jockey Challenge Points :12 (Win 1 2nd 0 3rd 0)
92 4/12 Turf / "A" 1000 2 G HIGHLAND FORTUNE 2 86 K W Lui 1078 122
91 4/12 Turf / "A" 1200 3 G MIG ENERGY 12 73 A S Cruz XB/TT 1145 131
90 4/12 Turf / "A" 1200 4 G KINDA COOL 7 60 F C Lor 1064 133
89 10/11 Turf / "A" 1650 4 G AMAZING LUCK 8 54 P O'Sullivan B-/SR-/CP1/TT- 1204 129
88 1/12 Turf / "A" 1200 4 G ARES 10 59 F C Lor 1011 132
87 9/10 Turf / "A" 1650 3 G JOLLY HONOUR 7 73 Y S Tsui B/TT 1043 128
85 4/12 Turf / "A" 1000 5 G LA BOMBA 1 25 K L Man B/TT 1039 121
04/10/2020  Sha Tin Jockey Challenge Points :32 (Win 2 2nd 0 3rd 2)
84 7/14 Turf / "C+3" 1800 2 G RELIABLE TEAM 9 96 F C Lor B 1119 127
83 1/13 Turf / "C+3" 1000 3 G CRUISING 6 72 T P Yung 1182 125
82 1/13 Turf / "C+3" 1400 3 G TEMPLE OF HEAVEN 3 80 D J Whyte XB 1135 133
81 3/14 AWT 1650 4 GD CROWN AVENUE 3 45 C H Yip V 1160 120
80 5/13 AWT 1650 3 GD HIGH REV 2 80 D J Hall BO-/XB/B2 1163 133
79 4/14 Turf / "C+3" 1000 4 G SUNNY AND GOLD 11 51 C H Yip H1/TT1 1068 126
78 10/14 Turf / "C+3" 1400 5 G MASTER GALAXY 8 34 Y S Tsui 1146 127
77 6/10 Turf / "C+3" 1400 4 G ULTIMATE GLORY 9 60 K L Man V 1269 133
76 3/10 Turf / "C+3" 1200 4 G MY SUGAR 5 52 K H Ting 1208 126
01/10/2020  Sha Tin Jockey Challenge Points :42 (Win 3 2nd 1 3rd 0)
74 1/12 Turf / "B" 1400 2 G MIGHTY GIANT 13 87 P F Yiu B 1219 120
72 1/11 Turf / "B" 1400 4 G ANGEL OF MY EYES 5 59 C S Shum TT 1080 133
71 4/7 Turf / "B" 1000 G3 G BIG PARTY 1 112 F C Lor 1215 130
70 4/14 Turf / "B" 1200 5 G TELECOM MISSILE 7 39 C H Yip B 1252 132
69 4/7 Turf / "B" 1200 3 G HIGH RISE SOLDIER 2 70 K W Lui B 1023 123
68 1/10 Turf / "B" 1200 4 G EVERYONE'S DELIGHT 4 52 F C Lor CP1 1105 129
67 7/9 Turf / "B" 1600 4 G GOOD DAYS 5 47 C S Shum B/TT 1116 123
66 2/8 Turf / "B" 1800 3 G VINCY 4 69 D J Whyte XB/TT 1061 123
65 4/9 Turf / "B" 1200 4 G RUN RUN GOOD 6 52 K L Man 1154 125
27/09/2020  Sha Tin Jockey Challenge Points :33 (Win 1 2nd 3 3rd 1)
64 2/14 Turf / "A" 1200 2 G WINNING METHOD 2 87 C S Shum TT 1220 124
63 2/14 Turf / "A" 1200 3 G PRESIDENT'S CHOICE 12 67 C W Chang 1047 120
62 2/11 Turf / "A" 1400 G3 G BEAUTY GENERATION 1 130 D A Hayes CP/TT 1172 133
61 4/12 AWT 1200 3 GD GRATEFUL HEART 10 65 C S Shum CP/TT 1084 120
60 11/12 AWT 1200 4 GD PEARL CHAMPION 2 55 K L Man B 1042 130
59 13/14 Turf / "A" 1200 4 G HOT CHILI PEPPER 2 52 C S Shum B1/TT1 1199 125
58 3/12 Turf / "A" 1400 4 G NORDIC WARRIOR 3 56 R Gibson B 1088 129
56 1/14 Turf / "A" 1400 5 G SUPER WINNER 7 39 C H Yip B-/TT 1187 133
55 12/13 Turf / "A" 1000 5 G ROMAN ODYSSEY 4 34 C W Chang H-/XB/B1 1136 128
23/09/2020  Happy Valley Jockey Challenge Points :8 (Win 0 2nd 0 3rd 2)
53 6/12 Turf / "C+3" 1200 3 GF METRO WARRIOR 7 76 D A Hayes B 1128 129
51 3/12 Turf / "C+3" 1800 4 GF RULE THEE 7 47 C Fownes B-/V1 1061 120
50 11/11 Turf / "C+3" 1650 3 GF ENSHRINED 11 67 C Fownes H/TT 1115 122
49 6/11 Turf / "C+3" 1000 4 GF NAMJONG SINGS 4 56 C S Shum B 1212 129
47 3/11 Turf / "C+3" 1800 5 GF SKY GEM 11 39 C Fownes 1191 133
20/09/2020  Sha Tin Jockey Challenge Points :10 (Win 0 2nd 1 3rd 1)
46 12/14 Turf / "B+2" 1600 2 GF AMAZING ONE PLUS 6 90 C S Shum H/XB/TT 1114 125
45 4/12 Turf / "B+2" 1200 3 GF CHICKEN DANCE 7 71 P O'Sullivan 1222 124
44 7/11 Turf / "B+2" 1400 3 GF REGENCY BO BO 11 78 C S Shum B/TT 1208 132
43 2/14 Turf / "B+2" 1400 4 GF ULTIMATE GLORY 5 59 K L Man V 1261 131
42 11/14 Turf / "B+2" 1200 4 GF INNO LEGEND 10 51 K L Man 1140 125
41 3/14 Turf / "B+2" 1200 4 GF BELUGA 13 58 D J Hall H1 1080 131
40 7/10 Turf / "B+2" 1600 3 GF MR ALDAN 3 80 A S Cruz B/TT 1180 133
39 6/11 Turf / "B+2" 1000 4 G REGENCY POET 9 45 K L Man B 1218 120
38 8/9 AWT 1650 4 WS BIG BANG BONG 5 49 C W Chang TT 1086 122
37 5/11 AWT 1650 5 WS GOOD RUNNERS WAY 9 34 C S Shum B/TT 1089 128

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