Champion Apprentice Twice In UK


1961-01-10, Philip was born in Newmarket, England.


His father Peter Robinson, was a successful jockey and trainer.


1964, Philip had his first riding lesson, approximately age 4.


1978, he scored his first winner at Great Yarmouth Racecourse, for his father.


1979, he indentured with Frankie Durr, and spent some apprentice years in Hong Kong.


1979 and 1980, he was British flat racing Champion Apprentice.


1980-02-09, he landed his first Hong Kong winner CHIC CHIC, trained by G Sofronoff, Race 3, Class 5 Happy Valley Turf 2230, twelve runners.


1987, he started riding in Hong Kong full time.


1997 May, he got his last winner in Hong Kong.


1997-06-07, his last ride in Hong Kong, on CASEY’S DRUM, trained by D Hill, ST Turf 1400.


1997 afterwards, he was the regular jockey for the Michael Jarvis stable for many years.


2011, Robinson moved to ride for veteran trainer Clive Brittain, after the retirement of Michael Jarvis.


2011-09-24, he drew stumps on a 33-year career with his final ride on ARLEQUIN at Cambridgeshire.



Champion Jockey Twice In HK


Names of Hong Kong trainers teamed with:
George Sofronoff, Lam Hung Fie, David Oughton, David Hill


Remarkable trainers in Hong Kong:
David Hayes, Ivan Allan.


Remarkable trainers Internationally:
Michael Jarvis (deceased).


Remarkable horses in Hong Kong:


Remarkable horses Internationally:


Remarkable jockeys in Hong Kong:
A S Cruz, B Leisher, D Murphy, D Whyte


Remarkable jockeys Internationally:
L Piggott, F Dettori, R Hughes, R Moore


Remarkable racing incidents in Hong Kong:

1990-03-17 Winning the five way photo finish in the Hong Kong Gold Cup on board STARLIGHT coming from last to first in the final furlong.


Remarkable racing incidents Internationally:

Choosing between the two major contenders in the Coronation Stakes at Ascot after winning the English 1000 guineas on one and the Irish equivalent on the other and making the right choice.





Major wins

United Kingdom Great Britain

  • 1,000 Guineas – (2) – Pebbles (1984), AMEERAT (2001)
  • Champion Stakes – (1) – RAKTI (2003)
  • Coronation Cup – (1) – WARRSAN (2003)
  • Coronation Stakes – (2) – KATIES (1984), CRIMPLENE (2000)
  • Lockinge Stakes – (1) – RAKTI (2005)
  • Nassau Stakes – (1) – CRIMPLENE (2000)
  • Prince of Wales‘s Stakes – (1) – RAKTI (2004)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Stakes – (1) – RAKTI (2004)
  • St. Leger – (1) – BOB’S RETURN (1993)


France France

  • Prix du Jockey Club – (1) – HOLDING COURT (2000)


Germany Germany

  • Grosser Preis von Baden – (1) – MORSHDI (2001)
  • German 1,000 Guineas – (1) –CRIMPLENE (2000)


Republic of Ireland Ireland

  • Irish 1,000 Guineas – (2) – KATIES (1984), CRIMPLENE (2000)
  • Pretty Polly Stakes – (1) – TARFSHI (2002)


Italy Italy

  • Derby Italiano – (1) – MORSHDI (2001)
  • Premio Presidente della Repubblica – (2) – POLAR PRINCE (1998), RAKTI (2003)


Netherlands Netherlands

  • Derby Netherlands – (1) – Notre Plaisier (1980)
  • Netherlands Championship Thoroughbreds – (1) – Boxberger Beauty (1982)


China Hong Kong

    Season Year: Wins/Rides


    87-88: 23/192

    88-89: 42/277

    89-90: 41/286

    90-91: 30/285

    91-92: 18/243

    96-97: 16/308


    Total Wins: 171





    St Andrew’s Quaich (SHANGHAI PRIDE)



    Hong Kong Champion Jockey

    Hong Kong Gold Cup (STRAIGHT)

    Hong Kong Champions-chater Cup (SAN DOMENICO)

    Hong Kong Golf Club Cup (BLUE BARON)



    Hong Kong Champion Jockey

    Hong Kong Gold Cup (STARLIGHT)

    Peninsula Golden Jubilee Cup (FIGARO)

    Hong Kong Country Club Cup (THUNDERBALL)

    Volunteer’s Cup (MONEY)

    Year Of The Horse Cup (OWNERS SPIRIT)



    Hong Kong Gold Cup (STARLIGHT)



    Hong Kong Football Club Cup (KOWLOON PRIDE)

    Morse Jug (SKY WALKER)

    L’Or De Martell Cup (KOWLOON PRIDE)

    Lusitano Cup (FUKIEN BOY)


    Total winners in career: approaching 1,400.






    • “TRUST your own judgment, RESPECT all others and ENJOY the opportunities life gives to you. Have NO REGRETS”





    Philip is acting as Jockey Coach and Bloodstock Agent.


    2013 summer, he just finishing the last module of his Trainer License in the UK.


    1989-90 and 1990–91, Champion Jockey there on two occasions, in making him the only English Jockey to achieve this feat.


    Philip is well respected for having a great tactical understanding of and approach to race-riding.





    ROBINSON, Philip – Record Files



    Acknowledgment to HKJC Racing Registry for offering relevant records.





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