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Karl Burke - Stable Tour

Name: Mr Karl Burke

Training Location: Middleham, North York’s

 Single/dual license:  Dual – mostly flat

How long have you held a licence:  Since 1992

Training Facilities, including how many in the team

130 Stables, 6 horse walkers, 5 lunge rings, covered ride, outdoor hacking / trotting ring.

All facilities can be viewed on www.karlburke.co.uk

Number of horses in training/capacity: 130 Horses in Training.

What is your background/introduction to racing?

Brought up in a Public House, watching Racing, rode ponies and progressed on to Race horses, riding out at weekends etc. First job at sixteen with Hugh O’Neil at Dorking, First ride on the flat for him at 16yr, first winner on the flat 17yr.

Favourite horses either currently in training, you’ve previously trained or seen in your lifetime

In Training: Lord of The Lodge

Past: Daring Destiny and Laurens

Frankel – Exceptional

 Which jockeys do you regularly use?

Ben Curtis            Harrison Shaw

Clifford Lee          Rhona Pindar

Three horses to follow this season and why


Lady in France

Bound from Heaven

Favourite Yorkshire course and why: York – Superb facilities, excellent prize money and owners very well catered for.

Anything else of note e.g. records held, funny stories, memorable race days, first winner etc.

Winning the Dante at York May meeting was a great day, especially as the race had not been won by a Northern based trainer for a long time.