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Introducing Tom Clover

 

 

Tom Clover is the most recent addition to the training ranks in Newmarket having set up alongside fiancée Jackie Jarvis in late 2016.

Tom – and his family – have been around horses most of their lives. He rode in point-to-points as a young man and, after gaining a diploma from the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester, started out as a pupil assistant with jumps trainer Charlie Longsdon. Tom soon stepped up to assistant trainer as the operation doubled in size.

With a desire to develop his skills, he came to trainer David Simcock’s stable in Newmarket. What was meant to be a one-summer placement extended into five seasons as assistant in which Tom extensively learnt from David, who is renowned for maximising each horse’s potential.

Jackie is no stranger to the racing business with her father, Michael, training successfully for over 40 years. On the retirement of her father, Jackie continued working for his predecessor Roger Varian where she spent six seasons prior to teaming up with Tom.

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September 4, 2017
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Hunni The focus of the racing world turned to Glorious Goodwood for the first week of August where unfortunately the weather was anything but glorious. Torrential rain meant that the ground was very soft and as a result there were some big priced winners and a number of leading stars were forced to withdr
August 7, 2017
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Declarationoflove after Super Sprint second with co-owners Adam and Clare Signy I can’t believe it has been a month since my last update – July has flown by and now Glorious Goodwood is over, it signals that we are about half way through the flat turf season. July has been a productive month and thankfully the horses have been running very well. Monsieur Glory got his...
July 7, 2017
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As the dust settles on Royal Ascot for another year we can take time to reflect on what was a truly amazing week of racing. From a personal point of view we were thrilled with Declarationoflove’s run in the Windsor Castle. Finishing in the midfield, he outran his odds of nearly 100/1 and gave
June 9, 2017
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Monday 8 May 2017 will be a day I will never forget. It was the day I saddled my first winner as a trainer courtesy of Declarationoflove (pictured above), who won the 5f novice stakes at Royal Windsor. It might not have been the Derby but Jackie and I cheered him home as though it...
May 4, 2017
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April has truly been a month of two halves. It is the month which sees the transition between the National Hunt season and the start of the flat turf season. The Grand National remains one of our sport’s great treasures and again produced a wonderful story with One For Arthur winning for Scotland-
April 7, 2017
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The annual curtain-raiser for the turf season took place at Doncaster this weekend and again the Lincoln Handicap was a thrilling spectacle. It was made all the more exciting this year as jockey Ryan Moore, aboard the 7/2 favourite Oh This Is Us, was going in search of a four-timer having taken the
March 29, 2017
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With the ‘turf’ season just a couple of weeks away this seems the ideal time to launch my blog which I hope will keep you entertained over the upcoming months. I am very lucky – or some might say foolish – in being able to follow my life-long dream and become a racehorse trainer. Hav