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 thetote.com 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 2019/2020274331€105,900€52,410€158,310
National Hunt 2018/2019462162€15,938€94,038€109,975
National Hunt 2017/2018623234€34,375€23,313€57,688
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 201710000€0€0€0
Flat 201610000€0€0€0
Flat 201550020€0€1,680€1,680
Flat 201410000€0€0€0

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Cork 17/11/19 Sumos Novios HcpCh 2m 160yds 5 12-1 145 2020 Annual Membership H'cap S'chase €750
Listowel 11/09/19 Na Trachtalai Abu HcpCh 3m 3 9-13 132 Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A €20,000
Sligo 20/08/19 Tibetan Gold HcpHdl 2m 4f 170yds p.u. 11-5 88 Guaranteed Run For Your Money H'cap H'dl
Tramore 18/08/19 Indian Music HcpCh 2m 1 10-8 91 Heinz Pollmeier Memorial H'cap S'chase €7,500
Tramore 18/08/19 Battle Away MdnHdl 2m 5f 7 10-11 Comeragh Veterinary M'dn H'dle
Tramore 18/08/19 Steelambition HcpCh 2m 5f 100yds p.u. 10-6 105 McCarthys Irish Bar H'cap S'chase
Tramore 16/08/19 Our Madgie MdnHdl 2m 6 11-5 Definite Ruby M'dn H'dle €230
Tramore 16/08/19 Goodnightmare MdnHdl 2m 4f 100yds p.u. 11-7 Noel Ryan Tree Surgeon(Mares) M'dn H'dle
Tramore 16/08/19 Rebel Turn Ch 2m 5f 100yds 2 10-12 95 EY S'chase €4,000
Tramore 16/08/19 Shedding HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 7 10-10 93 Assembly Techniques H'cap H'dle
Galway 03/08/19 Plinth HcpHdl 2m 6f 168yds 8 10-3 127 Galway Shopping Centre H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Galway 02/08/19 Supreme Vinnie HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 8 11-2 130 Guinness Galway Blazers H'cap S'chase
Galway 01/08/19 Sole Pretender HcpHdl 2m 11yds 5 11-8 147 Guinness Galway H'dle H'cap (Grade A) Grade A €9,000
Galway 31/07/19 Ravenhill HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 5 10-2 136 thetote.com Galway Plate (H'cap S'chase) (Grade A) Grade A €9,000
Galway 29/07/19 Indian Admiral (GB) NovHdl 2m 130yds 9 11-0 Galwaybayhotel.com & Galmont.com Nov Hdl
Kilbeggan 19/07/19 Na Trachtalai Abu HcpCh 3m 1f 1 10-12 127 AXA Insurance Midlands National Hcp S'ch €60,000
Killarney 15/07/19 Rebel Turn HcpCh 2m 4f 180yds 2 10-5 93 Killarney Park Hotel H'cap S'chase €2,500
Killarney 15/07/19 Brahma Bull NovCh 2m 6f 180yds 2 11-5 BetVictor Novice S'chase €3,600
Killarney 15/07/19 Winter Magic HcpCh 2m 4f 180yds 6 11-10 100 Killarney Avenue Hotel H'cap S'chase €230
Sligo 14/07/19 Tibetan Gold MdnHdl 2m 3 11-12 85 Durkin Bros Electrical M'dn H'dle €1,150
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*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).

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