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Australian champion horse racing jockey shares his story

November 11, 2018
12.45pm to 4pm
The Hong Kong Jockey Club, Sha Tin Race Course Stand, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
Graduates in Hong Kong
Complimentary (you will need to purchase your own lunch at the venue)

Join the Curtin University Alumni Association Hong Kong on Sunday 11 November at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Sha Tin, where you will hear from Australian champion horse racing jockey, Mr Zac Purton, who will share his story and talk about his pioneering career success.

Zac began his Hong Kong career in 2007 and became the first Australian jockey to win the Hong Kong title since Noel Barker in 1991. With 855 career wins in Hong Kong, he is one of the country’s most successful jockeys.

Along with an exclusive luncheon, the event will also include a tour of the facilities by Stable Manager Mr Benno Yung, who will provide an insight into the training regimen of horse racing.

We hope you can join us, along with fellow Curtin alumni and friends, for this unique event!

Register for the event


About the speaker

Mr Zac Purton started his jockey career in Australia and won the Brisbane jockeys’ premiership as an apprentice in 2003. He began his Hong Kong career in September 2007 and achieved over 100 wins before his 2013/2014 season where he became the first Australian jockey to win the Hong Kong title since 1991. Other major achievements include finishing first at the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2012, representing Hong Kong at the 2012 World Super Jockey Series held by Japan Racing Association and winning six at the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races.