Philip P. Robinson

Draw gives some a flying start

It was nothing but a plastic toy aircraft, but from the way people reacted to it, it could have been worth millions. Eighteen million, to be exact.

Friday, 10 December, 2004, 12:00am

Rakti settling in well ahead of Cup

The first of the foreign raiders wasted no time landing on Hong Kong soil with Rakti, one of the real stars of the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races next month, jetting in from Japan yesterday morning.

26 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Sha Tin on agenda for brilliant Rakti

Veteran British trainer Michael Jarvis is eyeing a return visit for the $18 million Hong Kong Cup in December after Rakti's brilliant win at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

18 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Robinson answers the call to arms

Philip Robinson calls from his hotel room, just outside Leeds. It is 10.15am; he needs to be at Chester racecourse, about 110km away, shortly after midday, but he can spare a few minutes. He is apologetic, explaining that he only got his wife's message to make the call late the previous night.

28 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Sponsors work overtime on annual awards ceremonies

SPONSORSHIP for sport in these trying commercial times is not that easy to come by except, it would seem, in racing.

Prominent watchmakers are falling over themselves to sponsor Horse Of The Year awards in Hong Kong.

6 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Philip Robinson

English ace Philip Robinson was due to telephone last night to find out a result from York racecourse that could see him return home for a Group One ride next month, writes Robin Parke. His 2,000 Guineas runner-up, Even Top, was due to run in a conditions race at the northern course and then go for the Champion Stakes at Newmarket on October 19.

6 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Yim books stint at Newmarket

BOOM apprentice Simon 'Hong Kong' Yim not only went out with a winner yesterday - he also more or less booked himself a 10-week stint with Newmarket trainer Mark Tompkins.

Yim rode the perfect race on Miss Piggy to land the feature Ladies event.

16 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Robinson inspired to winter in Macau

FORMER Hong Kong dual champion jockey Philip Robinson will ride in Macau this winter.

Robinson, who spent five successful seasons in Hong Kong, was yesterday granted a three-month visiting international licence by the Macau Jockey Club (MJC), running from mid-November.

29 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Lesser stables 'missing out' on services of visiting riders

THAT dashing white-haired mentor from Perth, aka Bruce Hutchison, was understandably elated with the success of old favourite Timah in the final event yesterday.

But he most certainly was not too pleased about trackwork yesterday morning and the situation regarding visiting international riders.

8 May 1994 - 12:00am

Ex-HK star first home in St Leger

FORMER Hong Kong champion jockey Philip Robinson captured the final Classic of the English season yesterday in an emotion-charged St Leger at Doncaster.

Trained by Newmarket-based Mark Tompkins, Bob's Return scored a three-and-a-half-length win over Armiger for a victory greeted with delight by the sun-drenched crowd.

12 Sep 1993 - 12:00am