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Jarvis, William Arthur (1852 - 1921)

Trainer (T)

Associated Places:  Waterwitch House, Newmarket


Having been a jockey and then a trainer of jumpers, William Jarvis became established under the patronage of wealthy banker Charles Day Rose. For Rose he bought Bona Vista as a yearling for 1250 guineas. This colt was his sole Classic winner, a surprise, considering the many fine and successful horses that passed through his hands. George Lambton said of him, " He had a character which enabled him to come up smiling after any reverse". He needed that attitude in 1893 when Ravensbury filled the runner-up slot in 3 English Classics and the Grand Prix de Paris.

William Jarvis married a daughter of James Godding, another trainer, and produced three trainer sons and thereby a racing dynasty.

Important successes:

2000 Guineas
Bona Vista   1892   (T)
Other major race(s)
(featuring horses in this database)
Jockey Club Stakes  Cyllene   1898   (T)
Ascot Gold Cup  Cyllene   1899   (T)

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