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 2017/201813612212111€107,188€122,150€229,338
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
Thurles 23/11/17 Miss Sassie BegCh 2m 2f 9 10-13 Go Racing At Thurles (Mares) Beg S'chase
Navan 12/11/17 The Mooch HcpHdl 2m 7 10-6 105 St Johann Ski Resort Tirol H'cap H'dle
Thurles 09/11/17 Miss Sassie HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 10-7 105 Ballagh (Mares) H'cap H'dle €1,600
Thurles 09/11/17 Three Kings HcpHdl 2m 23yds 9 11-6 102 Two-Mile Borris H'cap H'dle
Cork 05/11/17 Texie Rexie MdnHdl 2m 7 11-7 Paddy Power Betting Shops M'dn Hdle
Down Royal 03/11/17 Asbury Boss MdnHdl 2m 6f 2 11-12 Eventsec M'dn H'dle €3,000
Down Royal 03/11/17 Creation (FR) NovHdl 2m 2 10-10 Lough Construction EBF (M) Novice H'dle (Grade 3) €7,000
Galway 30/10/17 Old Time Melody HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds p.u. 11-4 93 Corrib Food Products H'cap S'chase
Galway 30/10/17 Sutton Manor BegCh 2m 6f 111yds 4 11-12 W.B.Gavin & Co. EBF Beginners S'chase €950
Galway 30/10/17 He Is Top Class HcpHdl 2m 5f 124yds 11 10-4 107 John Mulholland Bookmakers H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 19/10/17 Mind's Eye MdnHdl 2m 2 11-12 Buy Your 2018 Annual Badge M'dn H'dle €2,600
Punchestown 19/10/17 Sub Lieutenant Ch 3m 1f 3 11-8 162 Irish Daily Star S'chase (Grade 3) €4,000
Punchestown 19/10/17 Prince Garyantle HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 11-0 123 Punchestown November Festival Hcp Hdl
Punchestown 18/10/17 Asbury Boss MdnHdl 2m 4f 17 11-12 Bet 5 Get 20 In Bets M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 18/10/17 Calipso Collonges (FR) HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 10-13 89 Blogs By Tom Scudamore Hcap Hdl
Galway 10/10/17 Calino D'airy (FR) BegCh 2m 2f 54yds 1 11-12 Beginners S'chase €8,750
Galway 10/10/17 Trainwreck MdnHdl 2m 2f 206yds 6 11-12 Mervue M'dn H'dle
Limerick 08/10/17 Miss Sassie HcpHdl 2m 5 10-2 105 IWP Home Improvement Centre (M) Hcap Hdl €413
Limerick 08/10/17 Raz De Maree (FR) HcpCh 3m fell 11-0 138 Ladbrokes Munster National H'cap S'chase (Grade A)
Fairyhouse 07/10/17 Game Of War MdnHdl 2m 4 11-4 Jumps Returns To Fairyhouse M'dn H'dle €550

*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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