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 2016/201721540362715€638,638€227,663€866,300
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
Cork 23/03/17 Leomar (GER) MdnHdl 2m 2 11-0 114 CITSU M'dn H'dle
Cork 23/03/17 Berry Des Aulmes (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 11-12 UCC Goes Racing M'dn H'dle
Naas 12/03/17 Ball D'Arc (FR) NovCh 2m 4f 1 11-8 144 Naas Directors Plate Novice S'chase (Grade 3) €20,313
Naas 12/03/17 Black Key (GB) NovHdl 2m 7 11-2 123 Irish Racing Writers Kingsfurze Nov.Hdle (Listed)
Gowran Park 11/03/17 Broken Soul MdnHdl 2m 6 11-12 130 Best Of Luck To The Irish Mdn Hdle
Gowran Park 11/03/17 General Principle BegCh 2m 4f 1 11-12 140 HPR Fleet Management Beginners S'chase €9,375
Thurles 09/03/17 Soul Kaliber MdnHdl 2m 7f 19yds p.u. 11-4 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Thurles 09/03/17 Harden MdnHdl 2m 14 11-4 M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 05/03/17 Broken Soul MdnHdl 2m 4f b.d. 11-12 130 TRI Equestrian Superstore&Cafe M'dn H'dl
Leopardstown 05/03/17 Tycoon Prince Hdl 2m 2f 30yds 5 11-5 136 Foxrock Cup H'dle €525
Leopardstown 05/03/17 Identity Thief NovCh 2m 1f 4 11-12 150 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice S'chase €1,050
Leopardstown 05/03/17 Net D'Ecosse (FR) HcpCh 2m 5f 60yds p.u. 11-6 129 TRI Equestrian H'cap S'chase (Grade B)
Navan 04/03/17 Monastic HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 10-3 96 Meath Hospice Homecare H'cap H'dle
Navan 04/03/17 Icario (FR) MdnHdl 2m 2 11-7 120 Racing 19th March M'dn H'dle €2,800
Clonmel 02/03/17 Double Scores NovCh 2m 1f 63yds 3 11-4 119 Slievenamon Rated Novice S'chase €1,600
Clonmel 02/03/17 Optimised HcpHdl 3m 7 11-1 100 Comeragh H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 02/03/17 Clara Sorrento (FR) MdnHdl 2m 2f 160yds 1 11-4 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn H'dle €8,750
Clonmel 02/03/17 Monbeg Chit Chat (GB) MdnHdl 2m 1 11-4 Lisronagh M'dn H'dle €6,875
Naas 26/02/17 Peace News (GER) NovHdl 2m 4 11-3 137 Paddy Power Onside App Novice H'dle (Grade 2) €2,325
Naas 26/02/17 Morgan MdnHdl 2m 1 11-11 BestOdds In Your PaddyPower Shop Mdn Hdl €8,750

*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).