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

Did you know?

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 2016/20171362521189€346,575€126,363€472,938
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
Fairyhouse 04/12/16 Dakota Moirette (FR) Hdl 2m 4 10-9 Bar One Racing Juvenile H'dle (Grade 3) €1,625
Fairyhouse 04/12/16 A Toi Phil (FR) NovCh 2m 4f 6 11-10 Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice S'chase (Grade 1) €1,700
Fairyhouse 04/12/16 Apple's Jade (FR) Hdl 2m 4f 1 10-13 151 Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace H'dle (Grade 1) €60,000
Fairyhouse 04/12/16 Peace News (GER) NovHdl 2m fell 11-7 Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice H'dle (Grade 1)
Fairyhouse 04/12/16 Solita HcpHdl 2m 7 10-4 130 Bar One Racing H'cap H'dle (Grade A)
Fairyhouse 03/12/16 Empresario HcpCh 2m 1f p.u. 10-6 125 EasyFix H'cap S'chase (Grade B)
Fairyhouse 03/12/16 Gunnery Sergeant MdnHdl 2m 2f 7 11-12 Irish Racing Yearbook M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 03/12/16 A Genie In Abottle BegCh 2m 5f 100yds 2 11-12 Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Beg S'chase €2,700
Fairyhouse 03/12/16 Bilko (FR) NovHdl 2m 4f 3 11-7 Christmas Parties Rated Novice H'dle €1,600
Limerick 02/12/16 Optimised MdnHdl 2m 3f 3 11-9 Book Online At Mdn Hdle (Div 2) €1,000
Limerick 02/12/16 Wolfslair HcpHdl 3m 8 11-6 110 Follow Limerick On Facebook H'cap H'dle
Limerick 02/12/16 Billy De Kid (FR) NovHdl 2m 7 11-8 Annual Membership Rated Novice H'dle
Limerick 02/12/16 Clara Sorrento (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3f 8 11-12 Book Online At Mdn Hdle (Div 1)
Thurles 01/12/16 Hardline MdnHdl 2m 44yds fell 11-7 Cahir M'dn H'dle
Navan 27/11/16 Isodon (FR) MdnHdl 2m 9 11-9 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Navan 27/11/16 Bull Ride HcpHdl 2m 1 11-6 112 Davis Civil Engineering H'cap Hdle €7,813
Navan 27/11/16 Death Duty NovHdl 2m 4f 1 11-2 'Monksfield' Novice H'dle (Grade 3) €25,500
Navan 27/11/16 Fire In His Eyes HcpHdl 2m 6f 140yds p.u. 10-9 131 Proudstown H'cap H'dle (Grade B)
Navan 27/11/16 Empire Of Dirt HcpCh 3m 1 11-8 148 Ladbrokes Troytown H'cap S'chase (Grade B) €60,000
Navan 27/11/16 Fire In Soul BegCh 2m 1f 6 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners S'ch

*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).