New pastures for Clover
Tom Clover is set to join the training ranks in Newmarket this autumn when he branches out in partnership with Jackie Jarvis, daughter of the late Classic-winning trainer Michael Jarvis.
Clover, 30, has spent the last six seasons as assistant to David Simcock where he has been associated with the likes of Group One winners Dream Ahead, I’m A Dreamer and Madame Chiang.
Prior to his time at Trillium Place, Clover previously filled the same role for National Hunt trainer Charlie Longsdon.
Jarvis, 26, will also hold a key role in the new venture. She played her part in the family business, riding out for her father and helping in the office with race planning.
These are roles she has continued for leading trainer Roger Varian as he has become one of the biggest training businesses in British racing.
Tom Clover Racing will be based from Wroughton House Stables, a 25-box yard situated at the base of the famous Warren Hill.
Clover said: “Training racehorses is something I have dreamt about for a long time and I am looking forward to branching out on my own along with Jackie.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with David and Jennie Simcock, who are great role models. They work exceptionally hard and their results speak for themselves. I feel lucky to have been part of their team, working with lovely horses and good staff. I have learnt a lot from them.
“Both Jackie and I are fully aware of the challenges ahead, but we are excited about the prospect and can’t wait to get going.”
Clover and Jarvis will be leaving their current roles in September and will be attending all the major yearling and horses in training sales this autumn.