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 2017/201896716188€64,688€95,413€160,100
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 Prize Money
Tramore 18/08/17 Marinero Ch 2m 6f 4 11-10 140 EY S'chase €1,000
Sligo 10/08/17 The Game Changer Hdl 2m 70yds 2 11-2 139 SF Engineering Consulting H'dle €2,600
Sligo 09/08/17 Valgor Du Ronceray (FR) BegCh 2m 1f 86yds 3 11-12 Darcy Contract Cleaning Beginners Schase €1,250
Cork 07/08/17 Arkwrisht (FR) Hdl 3m u.r. 11-0 129 Joe Walsh Memorial H'dle
Galway 05/08/17 Aydoun MdnHdl 2m 150yds 1 11-7 O'Leary Insurances M'dn H'dle €10,000
Galway 04/08/17 Zafayan HcpHdl 2m 11yds 12 10-12 119 Guinness H'cap H'dle
Galway 03/08/17 Just Cause BegCh 2m 6f 111yds 6 11-12 120 Guinness Galway Gold Beginners S'chase
Galway 02/08/17 Silver Concorde (GB) MdnHdl 2m 110yds 5 11-12 Win Big With Tote M'dn H'dle €400
Galway 02/08/17 A Toi Phil (FR) HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 4 10-13 149 Galway Plate (Grade A) €12,500
Galway 01/08/17 Cinema De Quartier (FR) NovHdl 2m 110yds 6 11-9 COLM QUINN BMW Novice H'dle
Galway 31/07/17 Aydoun NovHdl 2m 130yds 3 11-0 Galwaybayhotel & Radissonhotel Nov H'dle €2,000
Galway 31/07/17 Palmabad (FR) HcpHdl 2m 130yds 6 11-7 103 Easyfix H'cap H'dle
Limerick 27/07/17 Fire In Soul NovCh 2m 3f 110yds 2 11-3 Clare GAA Rated Novice S'chase €3,300
Limerick 22/07/17 Burndown BegCh 2m 3f 120yds 8 11-12 Michael English Plays July 27th Beg S'ch
Limerick 22/07/17 High School Days (USA) MdnHdl 2m 3 11-1 Online At (M) M'dn Hdle €1,300
Limerick 22/07/17 Rohan's Pride HcpHdl 3m 3 11-1 106 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle €1,500
Kilbeggan 21/07/17 Rise Of An Empire BegCh 2m 6f 6 11-12 116 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch
Killarney 20/07/17 Bilko (FR) BegCh 2m 1f 3 11-12 Dawn Hi + Lo Milk Beginners S'chase €1,250
Killarney 20/07/17 For Pedro HcpHdl 2m 1f 2 10-13 89 Europe Hotel & Resort H'cap H'dle €2,300
Killarney 18/07/17 Potters Point NovCh 2m 6f 150yds 2 11-5 131 Bunkers Bar & Restaurant Novice S'chase €3,600

*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).