Karl Burke


Karl is a vastly experienced and highly successful trainer who has worked his way up to the top after starting training with just a handful of horses in the late 1980s.

Strong year-on-year progression saw Karl move to the impressive Spigot Lodge in Middleham, and Karl has never looked back.

Spigot is ideally situated between the famous Middleham High and Low Moor gallops and is steeped in racing history.

Indeed, Karl has trained many Group winners from Spigot Lodge such as Group 2 Dante winner and Epsom Derby runner-up Libertarian - a horse that highlights Karl's ability to make an impact in the very best races on a confined budget.

Two-time Group 1 winner Odeliz was bought for just €22,000 as a yearling from Deauville before being sold privately for £1,000,000 at the December Mares Sales in Newmarket - another amazing result for Karl with a cheaply bought horse.

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"We hit the ground running for Hambleton, which was great, and the winners continue to come. From day one, I’ve been very taken with Hambleton’s organised, professional approach. Their owners always seem to be superbly well looked after."