WHY WE CHOOSE ZAC PURTON?
First of all, who wouldn't want Zac Purton on their team?
When Punters Wardrobe had even a glimmer of hope of securing Zac we snapped it up. We can now say we have teamed up with one of the greatest jockeys to have ever ridden a racehorse!
So what makes Zac Purton so special? Have you ever heard the term "Winners win" well that sums up Zac perfectly as wherever he goes, success follows.
At the age of 20 he was able to win the Brisbane Jockey Championship (2003) as an apprentice rider which is no mean feat. He then made the move to Sydney where he was quickly amongst some of the top riders and was able to claim 3 Group 1 victories from 2006-2008.
Zac made the move to Hong Kong in 2007 which has turned out to be one of the best moves of his life as he has become one of the greatest jockeys in Hong Kong Racing History.
Zac currently sits in 3rd place for "Most All Time Wins" in HK behind Anthony Cruz and Douglas Whyte.
Zac has won Group 1's in 5 countries and has teamed up with some great horses including 7 Group 1 victories aboard Beauty Generation.
There is nothing this man hasn't achieved in the racing world and the list of successes goes on forever!
Purtons best successes have been:
4 x Hong Kong Jockey Championship
24 x Group 1 Victories in Hong Kong
8 x Group 1 Victories in Australia
3 x Group 1 Victories in Singapore
1 x Group 1 Victory in Great Britain & Japan