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

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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 2018/2019738877€68,750€39,413€108,163
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
Ballinrobe 21/09/18 Lucky Phil MdnHdl 2m 107yds 3 10-13 Ir. Stall. Farms EBF (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Listowel 15/09/18 For Pedro HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 11-2 92 Tote H'cap H'dle
Listowel 11/09/18 Sweet Home Chicago HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 11-5 109 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle €375
Listowel 11/09/18 Torcello HcpHdl 2m 5 11-0 121 Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue H'dle(Hcap) (Grade B) Grade B €1,650
Killarney 25/08/18 Full Cry HcpCh 2m 4f 20yds p.u. 10-5 130 MSL Cork Mercedes-Benz H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Kilbeggan 24/08/18 Hitchcock (GB) MdnHdl 2m 5 11-7 Hurley Family M'dn H'dle €288
Kilbeggan 24/08/18 Matin D'anjou (FR) HcpCh 3m 1f fell 11-10 116 Sean Hughes Memorial H'cap S'chase
Sligo 21/08/18 Thekingofconnemara HcpHdl 2m 7f 150yds p.u. 11-1 107 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle
Tramore 19/08/18 Captain Cobajay HcpHdl 2m 11 11-12 95 Tramore Amusement Leisure Park Hcap Hdle
Tramore 17/08/18 Miss Sassie HcpHdl 2m 5f 4 11-7 104 ELC Laser Group H'cap H'dle €650
Tramore 16/08/18 Matin D'anjou (FR) NovCh 2m 1 11-7 116 Rated Novice S'chase €9,375
Sligo 09/08/18 Ted Bach HcpHdl 2m 9 11-0 90 Driftwood Restaurant H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Roscommon 07/08/18 Jazz Lady MdnHdl 2m 96yds p.u. 10-5 Railway Bar 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 07/08/18 Rueben James HcpHdl 3m 98yds p.u. 11-12 109 Class Grass H'cap H'dle
Cork 06/08/18 Patsio HcpHdl 2m 3f 12 11-12 109 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle
Cork 06/08/18 Queen Oscar HcpHdl 2m 3f 2 11-0 83 Mallow (Mares) H'cap H'dle €2,000
Galway 05/08/18 Lake Takapuna HcpHdl 3m 60yds p.u. 10-13 110 Kenny Galway H'cap H'dle
Galway 01/08/18 Calino D'airy (FR) HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 13 10-11 145 Galway Plate (Grade A) Grade A
Wexford 27/07/18 Lady Of The Sea HcpHdl 3m 1 11-3 86 Maggie May's Pub H'cap H'dle €6,563
Wexford 27/07/18 Matin D'anjou (FR) BegCh 2m 4f 1 11-12 112 Ferrybank Opel Beginners S'chase €7,813

*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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