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ZAC PURTON

  • Hong Kong

Zac Purton began his apprenticeship in Brisbane where he won the 2003 Jockey Premiership before moving to Sydney with good success.

Purton was twice runner up in the Sydney Jockey Premiership, his first Group 1 win
coming with Excites in the 2006 Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick.

Zac Purton moved to Hong Kong in 2007 where he has continued to have good success, his first Hong Kong Group 1 coming with Ambitious Dragon in the 2012 Hong Kong Mile.

In 2012, Purton won the Group 1 King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot with Little Bridge before ending Douglas Whyte's 13-season dominance with his first Hong Kong Jockeys' championship in 2013/14.

Also a regular addition to Australian feature carnivals, Purton is one of the most highly regarded jockeys in Australasia with Group 1 wins in six countries

First Runner 12 Nov 1999
Falcon's Domain (Aus)  
Grafton (Aus)  |  Open Handicap
First Win 06 May 2000
Magic Zap (Aus)
Armidale (Aus)  |  Class 5 Handicap
Best Horse :
MILITARY ATTACK (Timeform Rating 130)
ORATORIO (IRE)  ALMAASEH (IRE)  [By DANCING BRAVE (USA)]
First Group Win (G1):
EXCITES (15 Apr 2006)

ZAC PURTON's Career

Latest Rides

FP Date Course Runner Div Type Distance PM AUD $ Trainer Time
4 of 12 21 Feb 2024 HAPV FRANTANCK $2.4 RST80-60 C3 1650m $398,058 PIERRE NG 1:38.67
4 of 12 18 Feb 2024 SHATA FRANTANCK $2.4 RST80-60 C3 1650m $398,058 PIERRE NG 1:38.67
6 of 11 18 Feb 2024 SHAT SIMPLE HEDGE $1.8 RST85-60 C3 1800m $398,058 JOHN SIZE 1:48.22
- 18 Feb 2024 SHAT GLOBAL HARMONY $1.2 RST95-75 C2 1400m $551,456 DAVID A HAYES 1:22.07
3 of 12 18 Feb 2024 SHATA SMOKEY BEAR $6.1 RST80-60 C3 1200m $361,165 C W CHANG 1:08.86
5 of 12 18 Feb 2024 SHATA SPEEDY SMARTIE $2.7 RST60-40 C4 1200m $227,184 T P YUNG 1:08.83
14 of 14 18 Feb 2024 SHATA VIVA HUNTER $5.2 RST60-40 C4 1650m $227,184 MANFRED MAN 1:39.03
11 of 12 18 Feb 2024 SHAT SPEEDY FORTUNE $2.1 RST60-40 C4 1200m $227,184 JOHN SIZE 1:10.04
4 of 14 18 Feb 2024 SHAT CELTIC TIMES $1.8 RST60-40 C4 1400m $227,184 W K MO 1:22.41
1 of 12 18 Feb 2024 SHAT CHATEAUNEUF $2.1 RST60-40 C4 1200m $227,184 DAVID A HAYES 1:09.58

Trainer Statistics

Last 100 Runners
Career
Trainer Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
JOHN SIZE 5 20.0% 11 64.0% 25 $2,254,372 0 0 0 0 $0.77
DAVID A HAYES 5 45.5% 2 63.6% 11 $869,990 0 0 0 0 $1.32
JAMIE RICHARDS 2 18.2% 4 54.5% 11 $376,319 0 0 0 0 $0.87
C H YIP 2 66.7% 0 66.7% 3 $233,113 0 0 0 0 $4.50
PIERRE NG 1 11.1% 0 11.1% 9 $144,611 0 0 0 0 $0.34
DAVID HALL 1 14.3% 2 42.9% 7 $236,729 0 0 0 0 $0.67
A S CRUZ 1 20.0% 2 60.0% 5 $228,400 0 0 0 0 $0.64
DANNY SHUM 1 25.0% 2 75.0% 4 $825,133 0 0 0 0 $0.35
T P YUNG 1 33.3% 0 33.3% 3 $133,308 0 0 0 0 $1.60
P F YIU 1 33.3% 0 33.3% 3 $199,286 0 0 0 0 $1.23
MANFRED MAN 0 0.0% 1 20.0% 5 $49,981 0 0 0 0 -
W K MO 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 4 $13,631 0 0 0 0 -
C W CHANG 0 0.0% 1 50.0% 2 $54,729 0 0 0 0 -
K H TING 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 2 $7,697 0 0 0 0 -
W Y SO 0 0.0% 2 100.0% 2 $51,417 0 0 0 0 -
Trainer Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
DANNY SHUM 160 19.7% 186 42.6% 812 $28,234,114 1 0 0 0 $0.93
CASPAR FOWNES 152 16.7% 240 43.0% 912 $28,547,264 0 1 1 0 $0.89
C H YIP 137 18.8% 158 40.6% 727 $18,006,733 0 0 0 0 $1.02
P O'SULLIVAN 128 17.9% 155 39.6% 715 $25,554,225 4 0 0 0 $1.20
JOHN SIZE 106 23.3% 128 51.4% 455 $32,333,741 2 1 3 0 $0.99
JOHN MOORE 92 22.5% 96 46.1% 408 $35,097,625 9 4 5 0 $1.01
DAVID HALL 90 18.7% 127 45.1% 481 $17,436,502 0 0 1 0 $0.88
T P YUNG 83 20.8% 108 47.9% 399 $12,792,667 0 0 0 0 $0.97
F C LOR 81 20.3% 109 47.6% 399 $17,473,764 0 0 0 0 $0.76
MANFRED MAN 76 16.6% 99 38.2% 458 $19,334,821 3 3 2 0 $1.03
K W LUI 71 17.6% 82 37.9% 404 $14,066,661 0 1 1 0 $0.92
A S CRUZ 68 20.7% 97 50.3% 328 $44,922,783 9 4 6 0 $0.68
P F YIU 67 18.8% 89 43.7% 357 $10,349,182 0 0 0 0 $1.46
W Y SO 49 17.1% 88 47.9% 286 $8,023,413 0 0 0 0 $0.82
TREVOR HARDY 47 20.1% 71 50.4% 234 $453,815 0 0 0 0 $0.80

Seasons Summary Statistics

Season Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
2023/24 68 17.4% 118 47.6% 391 $25,636,293 1 2 2 0 $0.69
2022/23 182 25.0% 175 49.0% 728 $57,098,637 6 4 7 0 $0.86
2021/22 136 20.2% 193 48.8% 674 $32,882,355 1 1 2 0 $0.87
2020/21 125 17.5% 192 44.5% 713 $29,826,713 1 0 1 0 $0.82
2019/20 147 20.8% 201 49.2% 707 $39,253,572 3 2 3 0 $0.85
2018/19 170 24.6% 183 51.2% 690 $43,672,982 7 3 4 1 $1.05
2017/18 139 21.3% 175 48.1% 653 $33,412,023 6 0 1 0 $0.84
2016/17 111 17.6% 155 42.2% 631 $26,485,542 3 1 1 0 $1.05
2015/16 91 15.3% 134 37.9% 593 $21,061,252 2 2 1 1 $0.98
2014/15 107 18.3% 123 39.3% 585 $22,472,395 5 0 1 1 $0.91
Overall 2587 16.4% 3796 24.1% 15758 $418,353,513 43 22 35 28 $0.90

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