Dubbed the David Beckham of horse racing, Zac is the highest-rated, best-paid Australian jockey in Hong Kong—and somewhat of a superstar, considering how much this city loves its racing tradition and the furious betting that comes with it. But there’s no revelling in the celebrity life for the equestrian. He’s a rigorous athlete who respects the sport’s many rules and the hard work that comes with being number one.
Zac’s talent has ensured he has stayed on top of his game for almost 11 years, winning, among others, the jockey’s championship in Hong Kong for the 2013-14 season, the recent Hong Kong Mile and Hong Kong Sprint, as well as his second Group One Doncaster Mile, which is Australia’s top 1,600m race. Clearly, he’s not horsing around.
Find him on Instagram @zacpurton
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