"I think a lot of owners compete their horses internationally out of a mixture of pride, excitement and business acumen."
Sometimes though, no matter how much you prepare for a plane journey, there are some hiccups you can't avoid.
"One time in Sydney we were loading breeding studs aboard a Boeing 747 bound for Europe," Burke explained.
"It was going down the runway when all the rumbling must have set off the alarms on some of the Volkswagens which were also being transported."
Unsurprisingly, "the horses didn't like the idea of that," and the plane was promptly turned around and the car batteries cut off.
After all, as Burke explained: "The horses were worth a lot more than the cars on board."