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 2016/201731101€5,625€2,250€7,875
Winter All Weather 2015/201610000€0€0€0
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

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Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Navan 19/02/17 Stole The Show MdnHdl 2m fell 11-11 Get Your 2017 Navan Membership M'dn H'dl
Gowran Park 18/02/17 A Hardy Nailer HcpCh 2m 4f fell 9-13 104 At The Races Careys Cottage H'cap Schase
Gowran Park 18/02/17 Brave Out HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 11-4 117 Live Music After Racing H'cap H'dle €400
Gowran Park 18/02/17 Lasoscar BegCh 2m 4f 7 11-12 Beginners S'chase
Dundalk 17/02/17 War Room Hcp 1m 1 10-0 65 Contract Floor Coverings H'cap (Div 1) €5,625
Clonmel 16/02/17 Coolnagorna Giggs HcpCh 2m 1f 103yds p.u. 11-10 106 Nire Valley H'cap S'chase
Naas 11/02/17 At Rainbow's End MdnHdl 2m 3f 7 11-5 O'Driscoll O'Neil Supp Kill GAA Mdn Hdle
Naas 11/02/17 Squouateur (FR) HcpCh 2m 2 11-2 130 Hospitality At Naas H'cap S'chase €5,000
Thurles 09/02/17 O Ceallaigh BegCh 2m 45yds 3 11-12 Templemore Beginners S'chase €1,200
Thurles 09/02/17 Kilganer Queen MdnHdl 2m 6f 72yds 6 10-11 Holycross M'dn H'dle
Thurles 09/02/17 Wilde 'N Wide HcpHdl 2m 6f 72yds 10 10-11 80 Killinan H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 05/02/17 Ordinary Man Ch 3m p.u. 11-4 P.P.Hogan Memorial Cross Country S'chase
Punchestown 05/02/17 My Murphy HcpCh 3m 4f p.u. 11-3 147 National Trial Hcap S'chase (Grade B)
Punchestown 05/02/17 Inch Rise HcpHdl 3m 8 9-11 121 Pertemps Network Group H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 04/02/17 Sumos Novios Ch 3m 1f 4 11-1 139 Book Online At Rated S'ch €1,250
Fairyhouse 04/02/17 Northern Sky MdnHdl 2m 16 10-12 Leading Light & Ocovango M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 04/02/17 Shrewdoperator HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 10-0 83 Next Racing Feb. 25th Novice H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 04/02/17 Festive Day HcpCh 2m 5f 100yds p.u. 11-6 102 Irish Grand National April 17th Hcp S'ch
Dundalk 03/02/17 War Room Hcp 1m 4 10-0 65 EuroAntiques Collectables & Auctions Hcp €450
Clonmel 02/02/17 Mr Champers MdnHdl 2m 3f 40yds 5 11-11 Surehaul Race Day M'dn H'dle €275

*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).