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

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. 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 2016/201717630302313€492,388€183,463€675,850
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 2011/201215818101621€134,125€52,370€186,495
National Hunt 2011/201227018303034€252,860€222,523€475,383
National Hunt 2010/201140836463041€322,040€201,086€523,126
National Hunt 2010/2011171304€19,800€34,680€54,480
National Hunt 2009/2010564244€23,100€13,400€36,500
National Hunt 2009/201030010€0€5,500€5,500
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 31/12/16 Arkwrisht (FR) BegCh 3m 1f 90yds u.r. 11-12 Buy Your 2017 Annual Membership Beg.S'ch
Leopardstown 29/12/16 Alpha Des Obeaux (FR) NovCh 3m p.u. 11-10 147 Neville Hotels Novice S'chase (Grade 1)
Leopardstown 29/12/16 Bilko (FR) HcpHdl 2m 4f 7 11-9 122 Top Oil EBF Novice H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 29/12/16 Petit Mouchoir (FR) Hdl 2m 1 11-10 151 Ryanair H'dle (Grade 1) €60,000
Leopardstown 28/12/16 Gangster (FR) BegCh 2m 3f 2 11-12 Ballymaloe Foods Beginners S'chase €2,800
Leopardstown 28/12/16 Black Key (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4f 35yds 3 11-7 At The Races M'dn H'dle €1,300
Leopardstown 28/12/16 Valseur Lido (FR) Ch 3m 4 11-10 169 Lexus S'chase (Grade 1) €7,500
Leopardstown 28/12/16 Milsean Hdl 3m 7 11-10 145 Squared Financial Christmas H'dle (Grade 1)
Leopardstown 27/12/16 Vinalhaven (FR) MdnHdl 2m 9 11-12 Paddy Power Easiest Mobile App M'dn H'dl
Leopardstown 27/12/16 Folsom Blue HcpCh 3m 100yds 20 10-4 130 Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B)
Leopardstown 27/12/16 Fire In Soul HcpHdl 2m 19 11-5 137 Paddy Power 'You Beauty' H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 27/12/16 Peace News (GER) NovHdl 2m 5 11-7 141 Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hdle (Grade 1) €2,550
Leopardstown 27/12/16 Icario (FR) MdnHdl 2m b.d. 11-0 Paddy Power 363 Christmas 3YO M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 26/12/16 Barra (FR) MdnHdl 2m 2f 2 11-5 Thorntons Recycling M'dn H'dle €2,600
Leopardstown 26/12/16 Akorakor (FR) HcpHdl 2m 2f 10 11-9 113 Cardinal Capital H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 26/12/16 Ball D'Arc (FR) HcpCh 2m 1f 3 11-3 133 Bet Through Racing Post App H'cap S'ch €2,650
Leopardstown 26/12/16 Do No Complain (FR) Hdl 2m 10 10-12 114 Knight Frank Juvenile H'dle (Grade 2)
Leopardstown 26/12/16 Identity Thief NovCh 2m 1f p.u. 11-12 150 Racing Post Novice S'chase (Grade 1)
Leopardstown 26/12/16 Imperial Way MdnHdl 2m 4 11-7 Horse & Jockey Hotel M'dn H'dle €650
Navan 18/12/16 Vinalhaven (FR) MdnHdl 2m 7f 7 11-12 John Lynch Carpets 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).