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 2016/2017651010132€90,938€60,088€151,025
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
Galway 28/07/16 Tiger Roll NovCh 2m 2f 54yds u.r. 11-9 138 Guinness Harp Novice S'chase
Galway 28/07/16 Marinero BegCh 2m 6f 111yds 2 11-12 133 Guinness Dublin Porter Beginners S'chase €3,000
Galway 27/07/16 Road To Riches HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds p.u. 11-10 163 Galway Plate
Galway 26/07/16 Tocororo BegCh 2m 2f 54yds 3 10-7 Latin Quarter Beginners S'chase €1,500
Galway 26/07/16 Master Of Verse NovHdl 2m 110yds 2 11-9 COLM QUINN BMW Novice H'dle €5,000
Kilbeggan 15/07/16 Sir Raston MdnHdl 2m b.d. 11-6 Like Us On Facebook M'dn H'dle
Killarney 14/07/16 Back Before Dawn HcpHdl 2m 4f 9 11-8 112 Dawn Omega Milk H'cap H'dle
Killarney 14/07/16 Winter Lion HcpHdl 2m 1f 10 11-0 127 Killarney Grand Live Music Venue Hcp Hdl
Downpatrick 13/07/16 Brooklynn MdnHdl 2m 2f 50yds 4 11-1 The Best Family Day Ever (M) M'dn H'dle €500
Downpatrick 13/07/16 Master Of Verse Hdl 2m 2f 50yds 2 11-12 Win A Meerkat Toy H'dle €2,500
Downpatrick 13/07/16 Robin Des Mana MdnHdl 2m 2f 50yds 7 11-12 Downpatrick Family Day (C&G) M'dn H'dle
Killarney 12/07/16 Bright New Dawn HcpCh 2m 1f 7 12-0 150 Bourn Vincent Memorial H'cap S'chase
Killarney 12/07/16 Tiger Roll NovCh 2m 6f 150yds 4 11-10 Bunkers Bar & Restaurant Novice S'chase €925
Killarney 11/07/16 Crocodile Dundee HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 11-7 97 Dermot O'Callaghan Memorial H'cap H'dle €1,050
Tipperary 09/07/16 Miss Mary D HcpHdl 3m p.u. 11-0 90 Follow H'cap H'dle
Tipperary 09/07/16 Tocororo Hdl 2m 3 10-5 123 Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes H'dle €6,250
Cork 08/07/16 Rock Lobster (GB) MdnHdl 2m 3 11-6 105 Mallow M'dn H'dle €1,250
Cork 08/07/16 Mckinley (GB) Hdl 2m 4f 2 11-0 139 Family Day Out August 1st H'dle €4,200
Cork 08/07/16 Red Flight HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 10-6 86 Cork Racecourse Festival (M) H'cap H'dle
Roscommon 05/07/16 Urtheoneiwant HcpHdl 3m 170yds 3 11-2 112 Leo Dolan Memorial H'cap H'dle €1,650

*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).