Middleham Trainers

Karl Burke


Karl was born over the Black Swan pub in Rugby and later moved across town to the Red Lion which his father ran for sixteen years. During his time at the Red Lion Karl gained his first interest in racing through watching it with his dad. At school Karl met Elaine Jarvis, daughter of trainer Alan. They later married and had two girls Kelly and Lucy.

Karl rode his first winner for Alan Jarvis in an apprentice race at Hamilton on The Britisher. Always likely to be too heavy for the Flat he switched codes to jump racing, and went on to gain 50 winners from 750 rides. The first being Bloemfontein for M Chapman at Newton Abbot.

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North Yorkshire DL8 4TL
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01969 625088
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