Karl Burke was a journeyman jump jockey who rode in about 750 races, including his father-in-law Alan Jarvis, and had about 50 winners.
After running a livery yard near Southwell, he took out a training licence in 1991 but soon moved to Broadway.
Spells at Ginge in Oxfordshire and Newmarket followed before Burke bought Spigot Lodge in 2000.
Burke, born in May 1963, was disqualified for a year in 2009 for passing information to disqualified former owner Miles Rodgers.
His wife Elaine took over the training licence following his suspension and the yard operated in her name until August, 2013, when the licence reverted to Karl’s name.
During this time, the couple saddled Libertarian to finish second in the 2013 Investec Derby.
Karl and Elaine Burke met when they were at school together and have two daughters, Kelly and Lucy.
In 2016, Burke has enjoyed QIPCO British Champions Series success with the outstanding Quiet Reflection – winner of the Commonwealth Cup and 32Red Sprint Cup.
The following year Laurens won the Group 1 Fillies Mile and, within a year, had won five races at the highest level – including the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes.
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