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

Oldest jockey to win in Ireland in 100 years

At 66 years of age, Liam Burke became the second-oldest rider, and certainly the oldest in modern times, to win a race in Ireland when he partnered Teuchters Glory to win the concluding bumper at Limerick on Sunday.

For good measure, Burke trains and also part-owns the seven-year-old with William MacDonald and he brought the 9/2 chance home a five-length winner from the Gordon Elliott-trained Lucky Lyreen.

Jamie Codd, who rode the runner-up, was six years of age and none of the other riders in the race were born when Burke last rode a winner in 1988, 35 years ago.

The oldest winning jockey in Ireland was Harry Beasley who was 71 when riding a winner at Punchestown in 1923.