TOM CLOVER is the new up and coming trainer in Newmarket launched at the end of 2016 by Tom and his wife Jackie.
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.
Jack Mitchell started of as apprentice to Peter Chapple-Hyam and received media coverage as one of the best up and coming jockeys, he burst onto the scene in 2010 after winning the Derby Dash at the Epsom Derby meeting, even after his saddle slipping through the race. Jack is a multiple group winning jockey and most recently winning the German St Ledger, Jack is normally around when we have our mornings down the gallops and gives us some great updates on our horses. Jack has just won on Madella De Oro twice on the bounce and was just beat a short head for his hatrick.
“I have known the Rogues Gallery and Tony for a few years now and have rode plenty of winners for them. I go and sit on all the horses down the gallops as well, They are a professional set up and have had some fantastic horses over the years. I look forward to riding many more winners for them.
An accomplished rider and horseman, Edward began his work experience with bloodstock agent James Delahooke, the man who unearthed champion Dancing Brave for Prince Khalid Abdullah. He then spent several months under the tutelage of Newmarket maestro William Haggas, whose string at the time included top-class duo Mukhadram and Dancing Rain.
A pupil assistant role with Australian legend Gai Waterhouse saw Edward enjoy seven months down under. He assisted with the breaking in of yearlings, rode track work on some of the best horses in the yard, saddled runners at the races, and helped with all aspects of office work, from race planning to writing blogs for the trainer’s website.
In April 2016, Edward became assistant trainer to Charlie Hills in Lambourn, working with a number of high-class performers including outstanding sprinter Battaash. From there he went to work for Francois Rohaut in France, helping to manage a stable of 120 horses, riding out, travelling horses to the races and writing monthly horse reports. More recently Edward has acted as assistant trainer to Robert Cowell just outside of Newmarket.
Edd is based at Thorngill, Middleham and is our Northern Trainer.
Laura Pearson is apprentice to Tom Clover and is receiving media coverage as one of the best up and coming jockeys, she burst onto the scene this 2020 season and is chasing the apprentice jockey title, She rides out our horses everyday and gets them ready for the race course.