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 2016/2017472523€17,188€19,538€36,725
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
Down-Royal 26/08/16 Sir Ector (USA) Hdl 2m 7 11-5 118 Kerry Foods Rated H'dle
Down-Royal 26/08/16 Our Jerry HcpHdl 2m 3 10-13 82 SHS Group H'cap H'dle
Down-Royal 26/08/16 Art Of Security MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-12 Tayto Group M'dn H'dle
Down-Royal 26/08/16 Deputy Marshall HcpHdl 2m 6f 11 11-7 104 Coca Cola H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 25/08/16 Shanid Castle MdnHdl 2m 1f 43yds 8 11-2 M'dn H'dle
Bellewstown 25/08/16 Brecan Boy HcpHdl 2m 1f 43yds 13 11-2 92 Niall MacMahon Memorial H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 25/08/16 Winsome Bucks MdnHdl 3m 5 11-12 Bluegrass Horse Feeds M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 23/08/16 Pixie's Lot HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-2 92 David Heneghan Memorial H'cap H'dle
Killarney 20/08/16 Bullowney MdnHdl 2m 1f 5 10-9 M'dn H'dle €263
Killarney 20/08/16 Little Mitch HcpHdl 2m 6f 4 10-2 113 McSweeney Arms Hotel H'cap H'dle €1,250
Killarney 20/08/16 Mick Thonic (FR) BegCh 2m 1f p.u. 11-12 International Hotel Beginners S'chase
Killarney 20/08/16 Cavite Beta HcpCh 2m 4f 120yds 6 9-8 120 MSL Cork Mercedes-Benz H'cap S'chase €1,000
Kilbeggan 19/08/16 Aiobhins Choice MdnHdl 2m 3f 110yds p.u. 10-11 Kilbeggan M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 19/08/16 Tribes And Banner HcpHdl 2m 5 11-1 105 At The Races H'cap H'dle €313
Kilbeggan 19/08/16 Sizing Alberta (FR) BegCh 3m 1f p.u. 11-12 Beginners S'chase
Kilbeggan 19/08/16 Na Trachtalai Abu HcpCh 3m 1f 2 11-4 110 Coola H'cap S'chase €2,500
Killarney 18/08/16 Sizing Solution HcpCh 2m 1f 3 11-12 123 Owens McCarthy Claims H'cap S'chase €1,650
Killarney 18/08/16 Drive The Bus HcpCh 2m 4f 120yds 9 11-12 99 Malton Hotel H'cap S'chase
Tipperary 16/08/16 Danali HcpHdl 3m 4 11-10 116 H'cap H'dle €600
Tramore 14/08/16 Flashing Baton MdnHdl 2m 5f 10 11-4 87 Comeragh Veterinary M'dn H'dle

*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).