Bryan Cooper

Date of Birth: August 7th, 1992

County of origin: Kerry

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

Assoc. trainers: Bryan rides as first jockey to owners Gigginstown House Stud

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 has 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. Cooper is seemingly a hit with the ladies too, as in April 2013 he was voted Ireland's Sexiest Sportsman in RSVP Magazine!


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
National Hunt 2016/201727145433718€844,138€309,063€1,153,200
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 Prize Money
Punchestown 29/04/17 Dinaria Des Obeaux (FR) Hdl 2m 5 10-7 133 AES Champion 4YO H'dle (Grade 1)
Punchestown 29/04/17 Apple's Jade (FR) Hdl 2m 4f 1 11-7 154 Ir.Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Champion Hdl (Grade 1)
Punchestown 29/04/17 Automated (GB) HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 5 10-11 137 Ballymore H'cap H'dle (Grade B)
Punchestown 29/04/17 Marinero HcpCh 3m 120yds p.u. 11-2 142 Palmerstown House Pat Taaffe Hcap Schase (Grade B)
Punchestown 28/04/17 Avenir D'Une Vie (FR) NovHdl 2m p.u. 11-12 134 Donohue Marquees Novice H'dle
Punchestown 28/04/17 Balko Des Flos (FR) HcpCh 2m 5f 3 11-7 143 EMS Copiers Novice H'cap S'chase (Grade A)
Punchestown 28/04/17 Death Duty NovHdl 2m 4f 3 11-10 149 Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hdle (Grade 1)
Punchestown 27/04/17 Bull Ride HcpHdl 2m 70yds 13 11-11 122 JLT H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 27/04/17 Barra (FR) NovHdl 2m 70yds 6 11-4 137 Alanna Homes (Mares) Novice H'dle
Punchestown 27/04/17 Ball D'Arc (FR) NovCh 2m 3 11-10 153 Ryanair Novice S'chase (Grade 1) €11,500
Punchestown 27/04/17 Woods Well HcpHdl 3m 8 11-4 134 Shamrock Enterprises H'cap H'dle (Grade B)
Punchestown 27/04/17 Lieutenant Colonel (GB) Hdl 3m 7 11-10 145 Ladbrokes Champion Stayers H'dle (Grade 1)
Punchestown 27/04/17 Potters Point HcpCh 2m 5 10-10 131 Nick Coen Mem H'cap S'chase (Grade B) €1,950
Punchestown 26/04/17 Outlander Ch 3m 120yds p.u. 11-10 164 Coral Punchestown Gold Cup (Grade 1)
Punchestown 26/04/17 Champagne Classic NovHdl 3m 1 11-10 145 Irish Daily Mirror Novice H'dle (Grade 1) €60,000
Punchestown 26/04/17 Burgas (FR) Hdl 2m 4f 3 11-12 132 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel H'dle €2,500
Punchestown 25/04/17 Disko (FR) NovCh 3m 120yds 1 11-10 155 Growise Champion Novice S'chase (Grade 1) €60,000
Punchestown 25/04/17 Clara Sorrento (FR) HcpHdl 2m 100yds 7 10-4 116 Killashee H'cap H'dle (Grade B)
Punchestown 25/04/17 The Game Changer Ch 2m p.u. 11-12 144 BoyleSports Champion S'chase (Grade 1)
Kilbeggan 21/04/17 Soul Kaliber MdnHdl 2m 3f 86yds 8 11-4 Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook M'dn H'dle

*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).