Burke starts ‘new chapter’

Johnny Burke is looking to the future after his partnership with owners Alan and Ann Potts came to an end.

Jockey Johnny Burke enjoyed some memorable days in the Potts silks

Burke has for the last two seasons been retained jockey to the Potts family, but they removed all of their horses from Henry de Bromhead in August, sending the majority to Colin Tizzard in Somerset.

“Alan has a lot in the UK now but there are still some nice horses in Ireland like Sizing John and Supasundae to name just two,” said Burke.

“But going forward, I just think this is the right decision for my career.

“I’d like to thank Alan and Ann for the opportunity they gave me a such a young age and there is no doubt my career wouldn’t be where it is today with them.

“Riding for Henry de Bromhead, Jessica Harrington, Colm Murphy and Mouse Morris has been a great experience.

“I’ll go freelance and I’ve had support from a lot of trainers in my career to date so I hope they continue to support me. I’ll put my head down and work hard.

“When I was younger I had contacts with Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott and I already ride for the likes of Sandra Hughes, Arthur Moore, Peter Fahey and Denis Hogan.

“I’m looking forward to a new chapter.”

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