RACING: Jarvis to take reins from his father

Alan Jarvis

Alan Jarvis

First published in Sport by , Sports reporter specialising in horse racing. Call me on 01865 425453

Tim Jarvis has won his fight to succeed his father, Alan, after being granted a licence to train at Twyford by the British Horseracing Authority.

Jarvis jnr, who is 50 next month, had seen his application turned down last month by the BHA, but exercised his right for a reassessment.

In March, Jarvis snr, whose career spanned more than 40 years, lost his permission to train under the BHA’s ‘fit and proper person’ rule relating to a debt owed to Doncaster Bloodstock Sales Ltd.

But Jarvis jnr successfully appealed on Monday against his rejection, and can now look forward to starting up at Mill Race Stables.

A statement from the Licensing Committee read: “The committee has decided that on all the evidence now before it, that Mr Timothy Jarvis is a suitable person to hold a trainer’s licence.

“In view of that evidence it is likely that Mr Timothy Jarvis will run a training operation independently from his father, Mr Alan Jarvis.”

However, a number of conditions were imposed on the issue of Jarvis jnr’s licence.

These include that Alan Jarvis must not represent his son on the racecourse or to owners, act as a spokesperson to the media or wider racing industry, or be granted access to any BHA-approved yard for which Tim Jarvis holds a licence.

Jarvis jnr now plans to start with around 35 horses, working as an employee of APJ Horseracing Ltd, a company which was set up by his sister, Sarah.

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