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, Road To Respect

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. He rode two winners at the 2017 festival and his tally at Cheltenham stands at eight winners. 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 2017/201867611116€54,688€55,613€110,300
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
Kilbeggan 26/06/17 Potters Point NovCh 2m 3f 200yds 3 11-8 131 Carmel Fay Memorial Novice S'chase €1,500
Kilbeggan 26/06/17 Petuna HcpHdl 2m 3f 110yds 2 10-12 120 Midlands National Day July 21st Hcp Hdle €5,000
Kilbeggan 26/06/17 Cinema De Quartier (FR) MdnHdl 2m 1 11-4 Book At M'dn Hdle €7,188
Gowran Park 24/06/17 Black Key (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4f 2 11-12 121 Gain (C&G) M'dn H'dle €2,700
Gowran Park 24/06/17 Gi Jayne MdnHdl 2m 4f 11 11-7 Kullens Kitchen (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Gowran Park 24/06/17 Tunnel Creek (GB) HcpHdl 2m 13 11-5 95 Whitfield Orthopaedic Clinic H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Down Royal 23/06/17 Marinero Hdl 2m 4f 2 11-12 137 Mount Charles H'dle €3,500
Wexford 21/06/17 Archive (FR) HcpCh 2m 1 11-3 119 Flood Ironworks H'cap S'chase €12,500
Wexford 21/06/17 Morgan NovHdl 2m 1 11-10 128 Welcome To Wexford Racecourse Novice Hdl €8,125
Wexford 21/06/17 Master Of Verse BegCh 2m 4 11-12 Pro-Form Beginners S'chase €625
Downpatrick 18/06/17 Billy Flight (FR) BegCh 2m 7f 110yds 6 11-10 Molson Coors Beginners S'chase
Downpatrick 17/06/17 Polymath MdnHdl 2m 5f 60yds 3 11-4 108 Eire Og GAC Fundraiser M'dn H'dle €1,100
Downpatrick 17/06/17 Strike Is Back HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 3 11-8 108 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(Mares)Hcap Hdle €1,500
Downpatrick 17/06/17 Vanishing Point (GB) HcpHdl 2m 6f 100yds p.u. 11-4 121 Molson Coors H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 13/06/17 Theatre Wine HcpHdl 3m 166yds 4 11-1 97 OCR Waste Management H'cap H'dle €650
Roscommon 13/06/17 Lettre De Cachet (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4f 108yds 3 11-5 116 Castlerea M'dn H'dle €1,100
Roscommon 12/06/17 Net D'Ecosse (FR) HcpCh 3m 201yds p.u. 11-2 125 Connacht Nat. H'cap S'chase
Roscommon 12/06/17 Potters Point NovCh 2m 17yds 3 11-8 131 Boyle Novice S'chase €1,400
Roscommon 12/06/17 Burndown BegCh 3m 201yds p.u. 11-12 LadiesDay Roscommon July 10th Beg Schase
Clonmel 09/06/17 Statistical MdnHdl 2m 110yds 10 11-12 BBQ Evening At Clonmel Races M'dn H'dle

*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).