Jonathan Burke

Date of Birth:  December 23rd, 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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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. 


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2016/201710100€0€1,800€1,800
Winter All Weather 2015/201610000€0€0€0
National Hunt 2016/20171684161315€33,438€97,550€130,988
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
Leopardstown 22/01/17 Head Turner HcpHdl 2m 19 9-12 120 H'dle (Grade B)
Leopardstown 22/01/17 Space Cadet HcpCh 2m 5f 12 10-3 133 Leopardstown H'cap S'chase (Grade A)
Leopardstown 22/01/17 Carlitos Bay MdnHdl 2m 2f 10 11-12 Best Price Guaranteed M'dn H'dl
Navan 21/01/17 A Rated MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 11-12 M'dn H'dle
Navan 21/01/17 Ontopoftheworld HcpCh 2m 1f 2 11-7 106 Blackcastle H'cap S'chase
Navan 21/01/17 Sir Ector (USA) HcpHdl 2m p.u. 11-6 112 Athlumney H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 04/12/16 All The Answers (GB) HcpHdl 2m fell 10-6 132 Bar One Racing H'cap H'dle (Grade A)
Fairyhouse 03/12/16 Acapella Bourgeois (FR) BegCh 2m 5f 100yds 3 11-12 Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Beg S'chase €1,350
Fairyhouse 03/12/16 Glenloe MdnHdl 2m 2f 5 11-12 Irish Racing Yearbook M'dn H'dle €313
Fairyhouse 03/12/16 Presenting Julio HcpHdl 2m 4f 15 9-10 86 Fairyhouse On Social Media H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 03/12/16 Blackwater Bridge HcpCh 2m 1f 4 9-10 88 Winter Festival H'cap S'chase €600
Fairyhouse 03/12/16 Emcon HcpCh 2m 4f 2 11-5 122 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(M)H'cap S'chase €6,000
Fairyhouse 03/12/16 Art Of Payroll (GER) HcpCh 2m 1f 3 11-2 135 EasyFix H'cap S'chase (Grade B) €5,000
Limerick 02/12/16 Iconic Image MdnHdl 2m 3f 4 11-12 Book Online At Mdn Hdle (Div 1) €500
Limerick 02/12/16 Mick The Boyo HcpHdl 2m 4 10-3 97 Christmas Racing Festival H'cap H'dle €800
Limerick 02/12/16 Cant Wait MdnHdl 2m 3f 4 11-5 Book Online At Mdn Hdle (Div 2) €500
Thurles 01/12/16 Whats The Plot MdnHdl 2m 44yds 6 11-7 Cahir M'dn H'dle
Thurles 01/12/16 Autumn Showers MdnHdl 2m 44yds 7 11-4 Holycross M'dn H'dle
Thurles 01/12/16 Side Saddle Hdl 2m 44yds 3 11-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares H'dle €2,000
Thurles 01/12/16 Total Recall BegCh 2m 2f u.r. 11-12 Killinan Beginners S'chase

*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).