If relatively new or completely new to horse racing, and wish to know what is an exceptional piece of riding by a jockey, we suggest watching this video of Zac Purton winning at Happy Valley Racecourse last Wednesday on Back In Black.

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Those who really know their horse racing are calling it The Ride Of The Season. We agree. For Purton to see what was going on in front of him, and where horses in the lead were hard to rundown, keep his patience and then coax his equine friend to go where few horses would dare to go, was and is a masterclass in riding.

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Still with racing, the three jockeys to follow, apart from Aussie Purton, the brilliant Brazilian Joao Moreira, and Hong Kong racing’s pinup girl Kei Chiong, who rode another double on Saturday, are Derek Leung, Vincent Ho, Chad Schofield and Keith Yeung.

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The Mauritian Magician Karis Teetan has hit a bit of a slow patch. But he’s far too good and competitive a rider to be away from the winner’s enclosure for long. He’ll be back with a bang- and soon- as will tough, competitive Irishman Neil Callan, below. currently serving out a suspension.

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