Jonathan Burke

Date of Birth:  23/12/1995
County of origin:   Cork
First winner:  Trendy Gift (Liam Burke) April 9th, 2012
Assoc. Trainers:  Henry De Bromhead, Liam Burke
Significant horses:  Sizing John, Sizing Granite, Shanahan's Turn, Apple's Jade, Three Stars, The Game Changer
Follow him on Twitter:  @JohnnyBurke2

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Jonathan Burke turned professional in May 2014 and enjoyed what can only be described as a meteoric rise in the National Hunt game. His first winner in the paid ranks came when he partnered Adrian Maguire's Golden Kite to success in the Connacht National Handicap Chase at Roscommon on June 9th, 2014. He was riding winners on a regular basis and in September of the same year landed the highly coveted job as the retained rider to leading owners Ann and Alan Potts. The trio got off to the best possible start with the then 18-year-old partnering the remarkable Sizing Europe to victory in the Grade 2 PWC Champion Chase at Gowran Park in October. Within two months, he landed his first Grade 1 success when partnering Sizing John to victory in the Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. He rode Sizing Granite to win a Grade 1 novice chase for Henry de Bromhead at Aintree in 2015 and also landed Galway Plate on Shanahan’s Turn for the same trainer. Jonathan has tried his hand at race commentating and has called both pony races and point-to-points on the Cork and Waterford circuit. He called two races at Tramore's Bank Holiday weekend fixture in June, 2016. 


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2015/201610000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2016/201710741077€33,438€52,538€85,975
National Hunt 2015/201638242453535€614,663€271,480€886,143
National Hunt 2014/201538542524636€476,165€249,655€725,820
National Hunt 2014/20159599137€90,560€134,760€225,320
Flat 201610000€0€0€0
Flat 201550020€0€1,680€1,680
Flat 201410000€0€0€0

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Thurles 20/10/16 Total Recall BegCh 2m 6f fell 11-12 Beginners S'chase
Roscommon 17/10/16 Ontopoftheworld BegCh 2m 94yds 6 11-12 Roscommon On Course Vets Beginners S'ch
Cork 16/10/16 M M D Sizer NovCh 2m 4f p.u. 11-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Rated Nov. S'ch
Cork 16/10/16 Grange Cailin MdnHdl 2m 11 11-0 M'dn H'dle
Cork 16/10/16 Voluptueux (FR) HcpHdl 2m 7 11-4 109 Ticket Sales Online H'cap H'dle
Cork 16/10/16 A Decent Excuse HcpCh 2m 1f 3 9-13 120 Cork Racecourse Kinsale H'cap S'chase (Grade B) €5,000
Downpatrick 14/10/16 Invincible Don BegCh 2m 2f 110yds 10 11-12 102 Port Beginners S'chase
Punchestown 13/10/16 King Of Aran HcpHdl 2m 15 10-4 87 Go Racing In Kildare H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 13/10/16 Ball D'Arc (FR) NovCh 2m 2f 2 11-1 Buck House Novice S'chase (Grade 3) €6,500
Punchestown 13/10/16 Smashing (FR) Ch 3m 1f 6 11-8 162 Irish Daily Star S'chase (Grade 3) €800
Punchestown 13/10/16 Kentucky Star (FR) HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 10-6 112 November Festival Christmas Fair Hcp Hdl
Punchestown 12/10/16 Champagne Pat MdnHdl 2m 5 10-12 Best Price 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €313
Punchestown 12/10/16 Art Of Payroll (GER) BegCh 2m 2 11-12 Bet & Watch Beginners S'chase €2,700
Galway 11/10/16 Cavite Beta HcpCh 2m 2f 54yds 3 11-6 119 Guinness H'cap S'chase €1,950
Galway 11/10/16 Chasing Yesterday MdnHdl 2m 110yds 2 11-12 99 Mervue M'dn H'dle €2,400
Limerick 09/10/16 Moylisha Tim BegCh 2m 6f 6 11-12 Racing Post EBF Beginners S'chase
Limerick 09/10/16 Shesaportrait HcpHdl 2m 6f rf 10-1 93 David Fitzgerald Memorial H'cap H'dle
Limerick 09/10/16 Venitien De Mai (FR) Ch 2m 3f 120yds 4 11-3 136 PriceWaterhouseCooper Rated S'chase €1,250
Limerick 09/10/16 Killer Crow HcpCh 3m 7 10-0 132 JT McNamara Munster National H'cap S'ch (Grade A)
Fairyhouse 08/10/16 Ninety Seconds MdnHdl 2m 4f 8 10-11 Bobbyjo Bistro Great Value Food Mdn Hdle

*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).