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Time Warp Merciless In Hong Kong Gold Cup; Pakistan Star A Well-Behaved Fourth

Time Warp set a merciless tempo to win the HK$10 million Group 1 Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup at Sha Tin Racecourse this on Sunday, Feb. 25. After leading from the off under Zac Purton, the strapping chestnut was forced to go where no horse had gone before – inside two minutes over Sha Tin’s […]

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Hong Kong’s Zac Purton Claims First International Jockeys Championship

Zac Purton, representing Hong Kong, claimed the HK$800,000 LONGINES International Jockeys Championship title for the first time and at the fifth time of asking, courtesy of two wins in the first and third legs of the series. In doing so, he saw off the spirited challenge of UK representative Silvestre de Sousa, with French champion […]

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Hong Kong: Purton Brings Home Five Winners, Three Seconds Saturday

Winner’s Way helped Zac Purton to a five-timer and earned a shot at one of two upcoming Group 3 prizes with a front-running victory in the Class 1 Macwhinnie Cup Handicap (1400m), the feature contest on a rainy Chairmen’s Day at Sha Tin (Saturday, 13 May). Winner’s Way’s win sealed an early hat-trick for Purton […]

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Chautauqua, It’s Somewhat Earn Breeders’ Cup Berths In Australia Saturday

R & C Legh Racing and GPI Racing’s 6-year-old gelding Chautauqua (AUS) reasserted himself as one of the world’s top turf sprinters with a dramatic last-to first victory over 14 rivals in the $2.5 million Darley TJ Smith Stakes (G1) at Royal Randwick on Saturday. It was his third consecutive TJ Smith Stakes win and […]

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Riding Assignments in Place for Longines International Jockeys Championship

Local stars Zac Purton and Keith Yeung are eagerly anticipating Wednesday’s spectacular LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley even though neither is necessarily brimming with confidence about their prospects of winning the title. Purton holds a commanding 20 win lead in the Hong Kong jockeys’ premiership and is in rare form but is taking […]

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