John Size collected his 11th champion trainer title and Zac Purton his third champion jockey trophy at the end of an action-packed 11-race card today (Sunday, 14 July) at Sha Tin, which capped a captivating 2018/19 Hong Kong racing season.
The success of Australian-breds in Hong Kong was again underscored last Friday when Beat The Clock was named Champion Sprinter, while the applicably named, Champion’s Way, was handed the gong for Champion Griffin.
John Size extended his slender lead in the trainer’s premiership in the face of a John Moore assault at Happy Valley tonight (Wednesday, 10 July).
Zac Purton hit a big milestone at Sha Tin this afternoon, Saturday, 8 June. The champion jockey became only the second rider in Hong Kong history to reach the 1000 wins mark when Thanks Forever breezed to an easy success in the Class 3 dash.
Zac Purton will try to bag his 1000th Hong Kong win at the first go at Sha Tin on Saturday (8 June) when he partners Thanks Forever in the Class 3 Tuen Mun Public Riding School Handicap (1000m).
Champion’s Way confirmed his early position as the front-runner on the road to next season’s Four-Year-Old Classic Series with a classy win in the G3 Lion Rock Trophy Handicap (1600m) at Sha Tin this afternoon, Sunday, 2 June.