Purton and King edged out for jockey crown in Hong Kong

Updated December 11 2023 - 4:17pm, first published December 7 2023 - 12:52pm
Aussie Zac Purton has finished runner-up in the International Jockeys' Championship in Hong Kong. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS)
Aussie Zac Purton has finished runner-up in the International Jockeys' Championship in Hong Kong. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS)

Star Australian pilot Zac Purton has had a near miss in the battle for the prestigious International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley in Hong Kong, finishing runner-up behind local rider Vincent Ho.