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RACING: Jarvis facing tough battle
Twyford trainer Alan Jar-vis faces a battle to continue his career after being declared bankrupt over a debt owed to Doncaster Bloodstock Sales Limited.
The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) are awaiting details of the order, which has been issued by Aylesbury County Court, before making a decision on whether the 74-year-old handler can carry on.
The matter goes back to 2005, when Jarvis bought some yearlings at the sales.
His wife, Ann, issued a statement, which said: “It is with deep regret we have to confirm a bankruptcy order was made against Mr Alan Jarvis.
“This was the result of a long-standing debt from 2005, to his only creditor, which he was unable to resolve to the creditor’s satisfaction.
“Mr Jarvis informed the BHA at the outset and is in discussions with them about the level of activity he will be permitted to maintain.
“However, Mr Jarvis will continue to be involved in training and racing, which has always been and remains the love of his life.
“Until he has completed his meetings with the Insolvency Service and concluded his discussions with the BHA it would be inappropriate for him to make any further comment.”
BHA spokesman Robin Mounsey said: “We will now consider how the bankruptcy affects the individual’s suitability to train.”
Jarvis has been training for 44 years and has sent out more than 750 winners, enjoying big-race success with the likes of Derring Rose, Hill Of Slane and Jardines Lookout.