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.