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 2018/201912413151715€111,563€95,813€207,375
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
Cork 18/11/18 Presented Well MdnHdl 2m 2 11-12 Matchbook Betting EBF M'dn H'dle €3,400
Cork 18/11/18 Rooster Byron HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 11-10 130 Kevin McManus Bookmaker H'cap H'dle €2,700
Cork 18/11/18 Castafiore Park (FR) BegCh 2m 5f 5 11-5 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF Beg. S'chase €425
Cork 18/11/18 Peculiar Genius HcpCh 2m 160yds 4 10-1 115 Matchbook Betting Exchange H'cap S'chase €1,300
Cork 18/11/18 Eagle Roque (FR) MdnHdl 2m 6 11-7 Matchbook Time To Move Over M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 17/11/18 Dawn Hoofer Hdl 2m 130yds 3 10-7 Sanctuary Synthetics 3-Y-O Hdle €1,550
Fairyhouse 14/11/18 Chef Afef MdnHdl 2m 6 11-4 Christmas Parties At Fairyhouse Mdn Hdle
Fairyhouse 14/11/18 Venta Garcia MdnHdl 2m 4f 4 10-12 Fairyhouse Membership 2019 Mares Mdn Hdl €550
Navan 11/11/18 Epsilon Indi HcpHdl 2m 6f 11 10-6 96 John Joe Finnegan Memorial H'cap H'dle
Navan 11/11/18 Ordinary World Ch 2m 2 11-4 151 Fortria S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2 €9,000
Naas 10/11/18 Exceeded Brief MdnHdl 2m 7 11-9 Irish Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Naas 10/11/18 Discorama (FR) BegCh 2m 3f 1 11-12 Mongey Communications Beg. S'chase €9,063
Naas 10/11/18 First Class Return MdnHdl 2m 3f 6 11-12 Padraig Fitzgerald Memorial M'dn H'dle
Thurles 08/11/18 Chisholm Trail HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-3 116 Ballagh (Mares) H'cap H'dle
Thurles 08/11/18 Lucky Phil HcpHdl 2m 3 10-11 94 Two-Mile Borris H'cap H'dle €1,200
Fairyhouse 06/11/18 Dawn Hoofer MdnHdl 2m 3 10-5 Winter Festival Dec 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €1,100
Fairyhouse 06/11/18 Quamino (GER) BegCh 2m 5f 1 11-12 Fairyhouse Membership Beginners S'chase €7,500
Cork 04/11/18 Baily Gorse MdnHdl 2m 11 11-7 Paddy's Super Enhancements M'dn H'dle
Cork 04/11/18 Flamingo's Court HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-3 106 WhatOddsPaddy H'cap H'dle
Cork 04/11/18 Val De Ferbet (FR) HcpCh 3m 4f fell 11-7 140 Paddy Power Cork Grand Nat.H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B

*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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