Jonathan Burke

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

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From Glengoura, Mallow, County Cork, Jonathan Burke is a son of trainer Liam Burke. He 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. In November of 2016, Burke brought his partnership with Potts' to an end and returned to the freelance ranks. 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 and also took to the microphone at Cork racecourse in December of the same year. Jonathan endured a terrible time with injuries in the 2016 and into the first half of 2017 but his luck certainly turned for the better when he was appointed as stable jockey to Charlie Longsdon on Monday, July 17th 2017. 


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/201731101€5,625€2,250€7,875
Winter All Weather 2015/201610000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2018/2019462162€15,938€94,038€109,975
National Hunt 2017/2018623234€34,375€23,313€57,688
National Hunt 2016/20171944171416€33,438€108,800€142,238
National Hunt 2015/201638242453535€614,663€271,480€886,143
National Hunt 2014/201548051615943€566,725€384,415€951,140
Flat 201710000€0€0€0
Flat 201610000€0€0€0
Flat 201550020€0€1,680€1,680
Flat 201410000€0€0€0

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Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Punchestown 03/05/19 Summerville Boy Hdl 2m 6 11-12 150 BETDAQ Punchestown Champion H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €6,000
Punchestown 03/05/19 Eglantine Du Seuil (FR) NovHdl 2m 4f 3 11-3 136 Alanna Homes Champion Novice Hdle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €10,000
Punchestown 02/05/19 Air Horse One (GB) HcpHdl 3m 11 11-2 132 Conway Piling H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Punchestown 02/05/19 Vaniteux (FR) HcpHdl 2m 40yds 8 11-8 118 JLT H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 22/04/19 Acapella Bourgeois (FR) HcpCh 3m 5f 3 11-0 150 BoyleSports Irish Grand National S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €50,000
Fairyhouse 21/04/19 Upgraded HcpHdl 2m 4f 12 9-12 97 YR Sauce Novice H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 21/04/19 Elfile (FR) NovHdl 2m 4f 2 11-7 131 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Nov.H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €20,000
Fairyhouse 21/04/19 Al Sakb (GB) MdnHdl 2m fell 11-12 Ryans Cleaning Event Specialist Mdn H'dl
Clonmel 14/02/19 Trees Valley MdnHdl 2m 3f 86yds 10 10-13 Surehaul Race Day (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 14/02/19 Automatic MdnHdl 2m 84yds 5 11-11 Derrygrath M'dn H'dle €275
Clonmel 14/02/19 Rebel Turn HcpHdl 2m 84yds 5 11-10 100 Minorstown H'cap H'dle €275
Fairyhouse 13/02/19 Bianca Minola (FR) MdnHdl 2m 5 11-6 JOE MANE-iac 2000 (Mares) M'dn H'dle €288
Listowel 12/09/18 Bay Of Freedom HcpCh 3m p.u. 10-7 136 Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Sligo 15/07/18 Onthewayback MdnHdl 2m 6 11-12 Durkin Bros Electrical M'dn H'dle
Sligo 15/07/18 Railway Muice HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 11-1 83 RSS Document H'cap H'dle
Limerick 14/07/18 Sheldon Cooper HcpHdl 2m 2f fell 10-13 87 Limerick Racecourse On Twitter Hcap Hdle
Limerick 14/07/18 Indian Music MdnHdl 2m 3 11-7 Online At (M) M'dn Hdle €1,300
Limerick 08/07/18 Peggyclare MdnHdl 2m 12 11-5 Limerick Racecourse Family Fun M'dn H'dl
Limerick 08/07/18 Kilganer Queen HcpHdl 3m 7 10-13 105 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle
Wexford 06/07/18 Granny Maura MdnHdl 2m 4f 80yds 3 10-13 85 [email protected] (Mares) M'dn H'dle €1,150

*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).

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