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 2017/2018260112€0€7,075€7,075
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 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
Tramore 18/08/17 Sweet Destination MdnHdl 2m 5f 8 10-13 Hibernian Hotel (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Tramore 17/08/17 The Last Marju HcpHdl 2m 3 10-9 106 Richard Power Private Client H'cap H'dle €2,000
Ballinrobe 14/08/17 Lord Erskine HcpHdl 2m 1f 70yds p.u. 10-13 87 Supermac's Ballinrobe H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 12/08/17 Yes Man HcpHdl 2m 3f 110yds 11 10-13 82 Pig 'N' Whistle Pubs H'cap H'dle
Sligo 09/08/17 One Fine Morning (GB) HcpCh 3m 83yds 15 11-5 88 Glasshouse Hotel H'cap S'chase
Cork 07/08/17 The Rap Queen MdnHdl 2m 16 11-7 Follow Us On Twitter (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Cork 07/08/17 Jessicor HcpHdl 2m 3f 10 10-11 80 Come Racing Again Tomorrow (M) Hcap Hdle
Galway 05/08/17 Lucky Robin MdnHdl 2m 150yds 11 11-12 O'Leary Insurances M'dn H'dle
Galway 05/08/17 Sang Tiger (GER) HcpHdl 2m 6f 168yds p.u. 9-12 121 Galway Shopping Centre H'cap H'dle (Grade B)
Galway 02/08/17 Three Kingdoms HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds p.u. 10-7 143 Galway Plate (Grade A)
Galway 31/07/17 The Last Marju HcpHdl 2m 130yds 5 11-10 106 Easyfix H'cap H'dle €375
Kilbeggan 21/07/17 Marchese Marconi HcpCh 3m 1f p.u. 10-3 121 Midlands National H'cap S'chase
Killarney 20/07/17 One Fine Morning (GB) HcpCh 2m 4f 120yds 6 10-13 89 Dawn Omega Milk H'cap S'chase
Killarney 20/07/17 Misdflight HcpHdl 2m 4f 12 10-7 97 Killarney Grand Live Music H'cap H'dle
Killarney 20/07/17 Kilcaragh Boy HcpHdl 2m 1f 7 10-12 88 Europe Hotel & Resort H'cap H'dle
Killarney 17/07/17 The Ballyboys HcpHdl 2m 4f 12 11-0 90 Irish Examiner H'cap H'dle
Cork 14/07/17 Carlitos Bay MdnHdl 2m 6 11-12 93 Team Matchbook Goes Racing M'dn H'dle
Cork 14/07/17 Sweet Destination MdnHdl 3m 7 11-5 M'dn H'dle
Cork 14/07/17 Wild Desire MdnHdl 2m 12 10-13 Family Fun Day August 7th M'dn H'dle
Cork 14/07/17 Niamh's Wish (GB) HcpHdl 2m r.o. 10-4 80 Buy Online @corkracecourse H'cap 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).