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 2016/201720100€0€2,500€2,500
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 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
Galway 25/07/16 Deputy Marshall HcpHdl 2m 139yds 7 11-8 105 Easyfix H'cap H'dle
Limerick 21/07/16 Sizing Brisbane (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-12 Ladies Day 9th October (C&G) M'dn H'dle €2,500
Fairyhouse 05/04/16 Kara Loca BegCh 2m 1f 1 11-7 102 Racing April 20th (Mares) Beginners S'ch €8,125
Fairyhouse 05/04/16 Wild And Wonderful MdnHdl 2m 4 11-5 Your Fundraiser At Fairyhouse M'dn H'dle €600
Fairyhouse 05/04/16 Clondaw Dude HcpCh 2m 5f 100yds 7 10-7 83 H'cap S'chase
Fairyhouse 05/04/16 Our Jerry HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 11-6 89 Like Fairyhouse On Facebook H'cap H'dle
Navan 02/04/16 Smoking Big Cigars (GB) HcpHdl 2m 11 11-6 103 H'cap H'dle
Navan 02/04/16 Lios Na Si MdnHdl 2m fell 11-7 Boardsmill Sires EBF (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Navan 02/04/16 Smashing (FR) Ch 2m 4f 1 11-10 158 Webster Cup S'chase €25,500
Clonmel 31/03/16 Coolbane West MdnHdl 2m 2f 200yds 3 11-4 104 Ardfinnan M'dn H'dle €1,000
Fairyhouse 29/03/16 Sizing Granite Ch 2m 1f 2 11-12 152 Normans Grove S'chase €8,500
Fairyhouse 29/03/16 Mick Thonic (FR) HcpHdl 2m 12 10-0 123 Farmhouse Foods H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 29/03/16 Coolnagorna Giggs HcpCh 3m 1f 2 10-3 109 BoyleSports H'cap S'chase €3,200
Fairyhouse 29/03/16 Dont Tell No One HcpHdl 3m 9 11-5 126 INH Stallion Owners EBF Nov. H'cap H'dle
Fairyhouse 28/03/16 Venitien De Mai (FR) HcpCh 3m 5f 9 10-9 137 BoyleSports Irish Grand National S'chase €2,750
Fairyhouse 28/03/16 Emily Gray Ch 2m 4f 1 11-3 148 John & Chich Fowler Mem.EBF (Mares) S'ch €23,438
Fairyhouse 28/03/16 Ballycahane HcpCh 2m 6f 100yds p.u. 10-13 108 FredKenny ServiceToRacing Nov.H'cap S'ch
Fairyhouse 27/03/16 Monbeg Rose NovHdl 2m 4f 5 11-7 120 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Nov.H'dle €3,000
Fairyhouse 27/03/16 Sizing Platinum NovCh 2m 4f u.r. 11-10 145 Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Steeplechase
Fairyhouse 27/03/16 Fighting Days HcpHdl 2m 10 9-11 93 Gleesons Butchers Novice 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).