Tom Clover is one of the country’s most upwardly mobile trainers. Each year Tom has strived to increase the quality of the horses under his care and this is clear to see with prizemoney increasing year on year.
2023 saw the team hit new heights when Rogue Millennium landed the Group 2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot. The daughter of Dubawi had previously landed the Lingfield Oaks Trial and had ran with credit when becoming Tom's first Classic runner in the Oaks at Epsom.
There have also been successes at the big festivals; Glorious Goodwood and Newmarket’s July Meeting with yard stalwart Celsius whist Al Karrarr went close to providing the team with a juvenile Group 2 triumph when second in the 2022 renewal of the Richmond Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
Tom is joined in the business by wife Jackie, daughter of legendry trainer Michael Jarvis, and they are based from his former yard, Kremlin House Stables in Newmarket.
The picturesque yard is perfectly located within Newmarket being equidistant from the famous Limekilns Gallops on the Bury Side of town and the vast expanse of gallops on the racecourse side.
‘Kremlin’ has housed numerous Royal Ascot winners, Classic winners and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Carroll House.
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.