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Jarvis, Basil Ernest (1887 - 1957)

Basil  Jarvis (centre) with Papyrus
Basil Jarvis (centre) with Papyrus
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Associated Places:  Green Lodge Stables and The Grange, Newmarket


Basil Jarvis began training in 1909 after having become too heavy to ride on the flat. He ran a successful stable and had four winners at the Royal Ascot meeting of 1921 including the Gold Cup with Periosteum, belonging to his friend Benjamin Irish. Jarvis secured a handsome Tracery colt for his patron at that year's yearling sales, the price being 3,500 guineas. This was Papyrus, the sole Classic winner to be trained by Basil Jarvis, but other top horses included Copyright (Queen's Vase), Goyescas (Champion Stakes), Olein (Sussex Stakes) and Dubonnet (Goodwood Cup).

Basil Jarvis was a keen cricketer and a regular rider to hounds. Even in adversity, he was blessed with a cheerful nature. Following the match-race debacle in America, when his Derby winner Papyrus was humiliated, he still smiled and made friends wherever he went.

Important successes:

Papyrus   1923   (T)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Ascot Gold Cup  Periosteum   1921   (T)
Chester Vase  Papyrus   1923   (T)

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