TOM Clover Racing is the up and coming training business launched at the end of 2016 by Tom and his wife Jackie.
Tom and Jackie both bring expertise, experience and enthusiasm to their enterprise which is based in Newmarket – the historic home of horseracing.
After three successful seasons in rented stables, Tom relocated to the historic Kremlin House Stables in September, the former base of his late father-in-law Michael Jarvis. During Michael’s illustrious career he saddled winners at Royal Ascot, of domestic and foreign Classics and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
Highlights for Tom and Jackie to date include Celsius’ victory at Glorious Goodwood, Hunni taking the £40,000 EBF Fillies’ Nursery at Newmarket and the exploits of 6,000gns yearling buy Gypsy Spirit who finished placed in no less than five Stakes races.
Prizemoney has increased year on year and the team are already looking forward to the 2020 season and beyond.
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. David continues to be a great sounding board for Tom and regular source of advice.