Karl is married to Elaine Jarvis, daughter of trainer Alan. In his early years Karl rode as an apprentice for Alan but always likely to be too heavy for the Flat he switched codes to jump racing, and went on to gain 50 winners from 750 rides. Turning his interest to training, Karl and Elaine set up a livery and pre-training yard in Newark where they broke young stock in. It was here they started training a small string of both flat and jump horses. With horses such as Philistar and Daring Destiny winner of the Ayr Gold Cup, a Group 2 in Germany and a Group 3 in Ireland. Karl has been training at Spigot Lodge in idyllic North Yorkshire for the past 8 years, he had his best season ever when Lord Shanakill won the Group 2 Mill Reef stakes at Newbury(G2) before being beaten by only a short head in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.
Spigot Lodge Bungalow,
North Yorkshire DL8 4TL,