Bryan Cooper

Date of Birth: August 7th, 1992

County of origin: Kerry

First winner: Rossdara (Tom Cooper) Clonmel, 29th Oct, 2009

Significant horses: Don Cossack, Road To Riches, Don Poli, Our Connor, Beneficient, Roi Du Mee, Trifolium, Valseur Lido, Clarcam, Petite Parisienne, No More Heroes, Outlander, Apple's Jade, Road To Respect

Follow Bryan on Twitter: @92bryan92

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From Tralee, County Kerry, Bryan Cooper began his career as an apprentice on the Flat and was based on the Curragh with Kevin Prendergast. However, he only one winner on the Flat and that was Dusty Trail for trainer Eoin Doyle at Tramore in August, 2010. He had already ridden 15 National Hunt winners by then. He claimed the title of Champion Conditional Rider in 2010/11 but his career really took off when he rode three winners at the Cheltenham Festival in 2013. He was hired as the retained rider to Gigginstown House Stud in January 2014. Cooper suffered a broken leg in a fall from Clarcam in the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in 2014 and he spent seven months on the side lines. Cheltenham was kinder to him the following year where he partnered the Willie Mullins-trained Don Poli to success in the RSA Chase. But he scaled new heights at the Festival in 2016 where he enjoyed his biggest success to date when taking the Timico Gold Cup on the Gordon Elliott-trained Don Cossack. He rode two winners at the 2017 festival and his tally at Cheltenham stands at eight winners. Bryan lost his position as retained rider to Gigginstown House Stud on Friday, July 28th, just three days before the start of the 2017 Galway festival. 


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2019/2020475452€43,788€18,588€62,375
National Hunt 2018/201924118252522€215,000€225,688€440,688
National Hunt 2017/201818218242912€165,000€172,460€337,460
National Hunt 2016/201727145433718€904,138€335,063€1,239,200
National Hunt 2015/201643794895243€1,473,125€749,130€2,222,255
National Hunt 2014/201526349462730€934,510€402,240€1,336,750
National Hunt 2013/201434448473732€760,390€309,255€1,069,645
National Hunt 2012/201348961725052€725,370€395,102€1,120,472
National Hunt 2011/201242836404655€386,985€274,892€661,877
National Hunt 2010/201142537493045€341,840€235,766€577,606
National Hunt 2009/2010594254€23,100€18,900€42,000
Flat 201220010€0€640€640
Flat 2011100220€0€3,320€3,320
Flat 2010411421€6,300€8,332€14,632
Flat 2009720324€0€10,568€10,568
Flat 2008180012€0€2,125€2,125

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Killarney 16/07/19 Lucky Phil HcpHdl 2m 1f 2 11-9 99 The Irish Examiner H'cap H'dle €2,300
Downpatrick 15/07/19 Caerleon Kate (GB) HcpHdl 2m 5f 170yds 3 10-13 86 Supp St Patricks Hcap Hdle €1,100
Downpatrick 15/07/19 Inishbel MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 1 11-7 96 Irish Jockeys Association (M) M'dn H'dle €6,600
Limerick 13/07/19 Cloak Of Darkness HcpHdl 2m 2f 3 11-6 102 Limerick Racecourse On Twitter Hcap Hdle €1,150
Limerick 13/07/19 Allardyce (GB) HcpCh 2m 6f 50yds p.u. 10-4 115 Galway Races Galway Plate Trial Hcap Sch
Cork 12/07/19 Table The Motion (GB) MdnHdl 2m 11 11-12 M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 09/07/19 Shawshank NovHdl 2m 4f 208yds 7 11-3 123 Connolly's Red Mills Rated Novice H'dle
Bellewstown 06/07/19 Le Vagabond (FR) HcpHdl 2m 160yds 7 10-2 115 Fast Shipping Bellewstown H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 05/07/19 Act Of God (GB) NovHdl 2m 160yds 3 11-6 Kitchen Restaurant At The Thatch Nov.Hdl €1,300
Bellewstown 05/07/19 Play The Part HcpHdl 2m 160yds p.u. 11-8 105 Anglo Printers H'cap H'dle
Tipperary 04/07/19 Bere Haven HcpHdl 3m p.u. 10-11 80 Follow H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Tipperary 04/07/19 Market Parade MdnHdl 2m 4f 12 11-4 Dundrum House Hotel M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 15/06/19 Demi Plie BegCh 2m 7f 110yds 1 11-5 Speckled Hen Bar & Restaurant Beg. S'ch €7,500
Punchestown 12/06/19 Market Parade MdnHdl 2m 4f 18 11-12 Download The Ladbrokes App M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 12/06/19 Inishbel MdnHdl 2m 100yds 4 11-7 Ladbrokes (Mares) M'dn H'dle €675
Punchestown 12/06/19 Sweet Home Chicago HcpHdl 3m 13 11-4 121 Bet Now With Ladbrokes App H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 11/06/19 Attalco (FR) HcpHdl 2m 7f 198yds p.u. 11-4 100 Sigmar Recruitment H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 11/06/19 Divin Desir (FR) HcpHdl 2m 15 10-12 81 Ladies Day Roscommon 8th July H'cap H'dl
Roscommon 11/06/19 Rasiym (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3 11-7 M'dn H'dle €1,100
Clonmel 07/06/19 Lucky Phil HcpHdl 2m 3 11-6 96 BBQ Evening At Clonmel Mares H'cap H'dle €1,100

*Statistics are up to close of business the previous day. Prize-money is allocated within 1 week of the race date (allow 1 week for Prize-money).

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