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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.....