Zac Purton is without a doubt the number one jockey in Hong Kong and is one of the most in-demand jockeys across Asia, but how many times has he actually won the Melbourne Cup?
Zac Purton has ridden in five Melbourne Cup’s, with his best result coming in 2017 when he partnered Max Dynamite to third place.
Zac Purton Recent Melbourne Cup Rides
|2017||3/23||Max Dynamite||Willie Mullins||2||54kg||$20||2.9L|
|2015||13/24||Fame Game||Yoshitada Munakata||12||57kg||$5||5.5L|
|2014||22/22||Admire Rakti||Tomoyuki Umeda||7||58.5kg||$5.50||72.95L|
Who will Zac Purton ride in the 2023 Melbourne Cup?
Zac Purton will ride the Willie Mullins-trained Absurde in the 2023 Melbourne Cup.
Absurde was last seen winning the Ebor Handicap at York, where he won his way into the Melbourne Cup through the recently added ballot exempt race.
- Age: 5YO
- Color: Bay
- Sex: Gelding
- Sire: Fastnet Rock (AUS)
- Dam: Incroyable (IRE)
Absurde 2023 Melbourne Cup Odds
Career stats for Absurde
- Career: 15: 4-6-2
- Flemington: 0: 0-0-0
- Distance: 0: 0-0-0
- Wet: 4: 1-0-0
- Good: 7: 3-4-0
- Group 1: 0: 0-0-0
- Win %: 27%
- Place %: 80%