How many Melbourne Cups has Zac Purton won?

How many Melbourne Cups has Zac Purton won?
Zac Purton will ride Absurde in the 2023 Melbourne Cup.

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

Year Placing Horse Trainer Barrier Weight Odds Margin
2018 4/24 Finche Chris Waller 15 54kg $26 3.5L
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.


Absurde (8)

T: Willie Mullins
J: Zac Purton (53kg)
  • Age: 5YO
  • Color: Bay
  • Sex: Gelding
  • Sire: Fastnet Rock (AUS)
  • Dam: Incroyable (IRE)

Absurde 2023 Melbourne Cup Odds

Win: +2500

Place: +550

Best odds at Bet365

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%


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