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 2016/2017811414145€107,500€83,313€190,813
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
Navan 24/09/16 Everyday Everyhour (GB) Hdl 2m 6f 5 11-1 120 At The Races H'dle
Navan 24/09/16 Empresario HcpCh 2m 4f 1 10-9 120 Meath Farm Machinery H'cap S'chase
Downpatrick 23/09/16 Marinero BegCh 2m 7f 1 11-12 131 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch
Listowel 17/09/16 Bel Sas (FR) NovHdl 2m 2 11-10 Sean T. McElligott Memorial Novice H'dle €4,400
Listowel 17/09/16 Tiger Roll NovCh 2m 4f 2 11-12 138 Allman Contracts Ltd. Novice S'chase €4,200
Listowel 17/09/16 Crocodile Dundee HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 11-6 96 Speedy's Bars H'cap H'dle €600
Listowel 16/09/16 The Game Changer Ch 2m 4f 3 11-5 150 Southampton Goodwill S'chase €3,000
Listowel 16/09/16 Electric Concorde MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-12 John J.Galvin M'dn H'dle €8,125
Listowel 15/09/16 Delegate (GB) HcpHdl 2m 11 10-11 125 Ladbrokes Ireland H'cap H'dle
Listowel 14/09/16 Folsom Blue HcpCh 3m p.u. 10-2 133 Guinness Kerry National H'cap S'chase
Listowel 13/09/16 Ball D'Arc (FR) BegCh 2m 1f 2 11-12 John F. McGuire Beginners S'chase €2,800
Listowel 13/09/16 Lagostovegas HcpHdl 2m p.u. 10-11 119 Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue H'dle(Hcap)
Listowel 12/09/16 Billy De Kid (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4 11-12 Follow listowelraces On Twitter Mdn Hdle €600
Listowel 11/09/16 Archive (FR) Hdl 2m 4 11-8 129 Kerrymaid H'dle €1,125
Listowel 11/09/16 Crown Of Gold MdnHdl 3m 1 11-12 114 Charleville Cheese M'dn H'dle €8,438
Galway 06/09/16 Tiger Roll NovCh 2m 2f 54yds 2 11-5 138 Ballybrit Novice S'chase €6,500
Galway 28/07/16 Tiger Roll NovCh 2m 2f 54yds u.r. 11-9 138 Guinness Harp Novice S'chase
Galway 28/07/16 Marinero BegCh 2m 6f 111yds 2 11-12 133 Guinness Dublin Porter Beginners S'chase €3,000
Galway 27/07/16 Road To Riches HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds p.u. 11-10 163 Galway Plate
Galway 26/07/16 Tocororo BegCh 2m 2f 54yds 3 10-7 Latin Quarter Beginners S'chase €1,500

*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).