Michael Jarvis

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Michael Jarvis
Born14 October 1938
Lewes, Sussex, England
Died20 September 2011
Major racing wins
British Classic Race wins:
1,000 Guineas (1)
Epsom Oaks (1)
Significant horses
Beldale Flutter, Easter Sun, Carroll House, Ameerat, Rakti, Eswarah

Michael Jarvis (14 August 1938 – 20 September 2011) was a Thoroughbred horse trainer in England. Based in Newmarket, Jarvis trained numerous Group One winners including three winners of the British Haydock Sprint Cup. Jarvis's horses also won important races in Ireland, Germany and Italy. He kept approximately 80 horses in training, and his main jockey was Philip Robinson.[1] Jarvis's career spanned almost 40 years from his first win at the top-rated Haydock Sprint Cup in 1969 to his 2007 win of the Italian Premio Roma.

He announced his decision to retire on 22 February 2011 with almost immediate effect, handing over the yard to his long-time assistant Roger Varian. This was due to ill health – Jarvis had undergone surgery for a heart condition and was also suffering from prostate cancer, and said in the months running up to his retirement that his health had deteriorated. He died on 20 September 2011 at the age of 73.[2]

Major wins[edit]

France France

United Kingdom Great Britain

Republic of Ireland Ireland

Germany Germany

Italy Italy


  1. ^ "Michael Jarvis" Archived 31 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine. British Horseracing. Referenced 14 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Michael Jarvis obituary". Daily Telegraph. 21 September 2011.