The 2nd Chairman of The Hong Kong Jockey Club
He was a prominent British businessman of Armenian descent in colonial Hong Kong.
Being unofficial member of the Executive and Legislative Councils, he was very influential in the social, political and commercial sectors of the society in the late 19th and early 20th century.
1865, he first attended a meeting at Happy Valley.
1869, he lived in Caine Road.
1870, inaugural run of the Champion Race.
1884, he was one of the founding members when The Hong Kong Jockey Club was formed.
1886, they once owned a stable together with great success.
1887, he and Sir Hormusjee won 17 out of the 26 races in total over the years.
1890, he helped Patrick Manson establish Dairy Farm.
1892, he had been Chairman of HKJC until his death.
1915, he established the precedent of any surplus being donated to charity.
1926, almost his last act as Chairman before he died, he championed a special resolution admitting Chinese to membership of the Club.
1926-05-27, (aged 79) he passed away and bequeathed Marble Hall and its entire contents, including his unique collection of porcelain and paintings, to Hong Kong Government.
1926, “The Champion Stakes” ran since 1870 was renamed to “The Chater Cup“.
TROPHY WINNER RECORDS
|Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup Recent and Past Winners|
|04/05||VENGEANCE OF RAIN|
|01/02||CHEERS HONG KONG|
|94/95||SURVEY KING /MAKARPURA STAR|
He donated HKJC surplus to charity and accepted Chinese memberships.
There were anecdotes circulating that he had one of his famous horses named CHATER which won prominent prizes and races competing between Shanghai and Hong Kong. It may be the origin of “The Chater Cup“.
Sir Paul is credited with guiding the Jockey Club through its early years which the Cup could be named after him.