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 2016/2017991817145€154,063€97,938€252,000
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 08/10/16 Usurp MdnHdl 2m 1 11-4 Jumps Returns To Fairyhouse M'dn H'dle €6,250
Fairyhouse 08/10/16 Ball D'Arc (FR) BegCh 2m u.r. 11-12 Winter Festival December 3&4 Beg S'chase
Fairyhouse 08/10/16 Burndown MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-4 Bobbyjo Bistro Great Value Food Mdn Hdle €2,000
Tramore 06/10/16 Figurative MdnHdl 2m p.u. 11-12 112 M'dn H'dle
Tramore 06/10/16 Tribes And Banner HcpHdl 2m 5f p.u. 11-6 102 Tramore Racecourse On Facebook Hcap Hdle
Tipperary 04/10/16 Shattered Love MdnHdl 2m 1 11-7 Follow Tipperary On Facebook (M) Mdn Hdl €6,250
Tipperary 04/10/16 Lion In His Heart MdnHdl 2m 1 11-4 Join Tipperary Supp Club (C&G) M'dn H'dl €6,250
Tipperary 02/10/16 Alpha Des Obeaux (FR) NovCh 2m 4f 5 11-2 Like-A-Butterfly Novice S'chase (Grade 3) €813
Tipperary 02/10/16 Bel Sas (FR) NovHdl 2m fell 11-5 130 Joe Mac Novice H'dle (Grade 3)
Gowran-Park 01/10/16 Grotesque (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4f 14 11-12 Kilkenny River Court Hotel M'dn H'dle
Gowran-Park 01/10/16 Tocororo NovCh 2m p.u. 10-6 Ir Stallion Farms EBF Kilbegnet Nov S'ch (Grade 3)
Gowran-Park 01/10/16 Lieutenant Colonel (GB) BegCh 2m 2f 1 11-12 At The Races Beginners Schase €8,438
Gowran-Park 01/10/16 Rise Of An Empire HcpHdl 3m 13 10-8 118 Kilkenny Racing Festival H'cap H'dle (Grade C)
Gowran-Park 01/10/16 Road To Riches Ch 2m 4f 2 11-8 162 PWC Champion S'chase (Grade 2) €9,000
Gowran-Park 30/09/16 Ballela Boy MdnHdl 2m 2 11-12 Racing Again Tomorrow M'dn H'dle €2,400
Gowran-Park 30/09/16 Sanibel Island MdnHdl 2m fell 11-7 Thomastown M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 29/09/16 Vote Of Confidence (USA) HcpHdl 3m 12 11-10 107 Nire Valley H'cap H'dle
Navan 24/09/16 Everyday Everyhour (GB) Hdl 2m 6f 5 11-1 120 At The Races H'dle €413
Navan 24/09/16 Bashful Beauty HcpHdl 2m 8 11-7 109 Racing Again Wed 5th October H'cap H'dle
Navan 24/09/16 Empresario HcpCh 2m 4f 1 10-9 120 Meath Farm Machinery H'cap S'chase €10,625

*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).