‘It’s the buzz that keeps us going’ – Burke makes racetrack history at 66

THE JOY OF IT - 66-year-old Liam Burke returns to the winners’ enclosure following his success on Teuchters Glory at Limerick on Sunday. (Photo: Donall Farmer/Racing Post)

Glengoura horse trainer, Liam Burke, has pulled off an incredible feat over the weekend as he became the oldest jockey to ever ride a National Hunter winner under rules in Ireland.

Father of jockey Jonathan Burke, the 66-year-old claimed his first success in over three decades on Teuchters Glory in the Good Luck To All Irish Runners in Cheltenham (Pro/AM) INH Flat Race in Limerick. Burke’s last victory was reportedly aboard Take Beating in June 1988.

Speaking with Racing TV, Burke said he had a ‘mad notion’ to return to the race track after losing weight and having both knees replaced.

“This is very high on my career achievements and is up there with winning the Galway Plate (as a trainer),” he said …

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