Philip Robinson (jockey)

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Philip Peter Robinson (born 10 January 1961) is a former English flat racing jockey.

The son of Peter Robinson, a jockey and trainer, he rode his first winner in 1978 at Great Yarmouth. He was British flat racing Champion Apprentice in 1979 and 1980.[1] One of his most famous victories was his win on Pebbles, trained by Clive Brittain, in the 1984 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket.[2] His second victory in this race came in 2001 on Ameerat, trained by Michael Jarvis.[2] Robinson rode in Hong Kong for six years from 1987, becoming Champion Jockey there on two occasions, in 1988-89 and 1989–90,[3] making him the only English Jockey to achieve this feat.

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

He was the regular jockey for the Michael Jarvis stable[4] for many years; however on Jarvis' retirement in early 2011, Robinson moved to ride for veteran trainer Clive Brittain. Robinson then retired in October 2011.[5]

Major wins[edit]

United Kingdom Great Britain

France France

Germany Germany

Republic of Ireland Ireland

Italy Italy

China Hong Kong

Netherlands Netherlands

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