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

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 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 2017/201815914222611€122,500€152,260€274,760
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
Gowran Park 17/02/18 Cristal Icon MdnHdl 2m 3 11-0 Sea Moon & Shantou At Burgage M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 14/02/18 Force Of Forces (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-10 Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter M'dn H'dle €6,875
Thurles 08/02/18 Take The Cash HcpCh 2m 7f 128yds 3 11-12 102 BoyleSports Download App H'cap S'chase €1,150
Fairyhouse 07/02/18 Castafiore Park (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3 10-13 Fairyhouse Easter Festival (M) M'dn H'dl €1,100
Leopardstown 04/02/18 Magic Of Light HcpCh 2m 5f 12 10-1 129 Chanelle Pharma H'cap S'chase (Grade A)
Leopardstown 04/02/18 Top Othe Ra NovHdl 2m 11 11-10 135 Deloitte Novice H'dle (Grade 1)
Leopardstown 03/02/18 Grand Partner HcpHdl 2m 3 10-2 128 Coral H'dle (Grade B) €10,000
Leopardstown 03/02/18 Mallowney HcpCh 2m 1f 14 11-5 144 Coral Sandyford H'cap S'chase (Grade B)
Naas 28/01/18 Jammy George MdnHdl 2m 3f 9 11-10 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Gowran Park 25/01/18 Streak (GB) HcpHdl 2m p.u. 10-6 81 Ladbrokes H'cap H'dle
Gowran Park 25/01/18 Sizing Joshua MdnHdl 2m 11 11-10 Langton House Hotel M'dn H'dle
Navan 20/01/18 Cuneo (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 3 11-12 M'dn H'dle €1,300
Fairyhouse 14/01/18 Mallowney HcpCh 2m 1f 5 11-2 145 Bar One Racing Dan Moore Mem. H'cap S'ch (Grade A) €3,000
Punchestown 13/01/18 Top Othe Ra NovHdl 2m 5 11-2 135 Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice H'dle (Grade 2) €1,335
Limerick 29/12/17 Delta Work (FR) NovHdl 3m 2 10-12 Guinness Novice H'dle (Grade 2) €8,900
Limerick 29/12/17 Beyond The Law MdnHdl 2m 3f 1 11-4 Racing Post M'dn H'dle €8,438
Limerick 29/12/17 Royal Roslea (GB) HcpHdl 2m 3f p.u. 10-7 83 Ryans Cleaning Specialists H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 28/12/17 Alpha Des Obeaux (FR) Ch 3m 6 11-10 156 Leopardstown Christmas S'chase (Grade 1) €3,000
Leopardstown 28/12/17 Asbury Boss HcpHdl 3m 18 10-2 123 Pertemps Network H'cap H'dle (Qualifier)
Leopardstown 28/12/17 Momus MdnHdl 2m 4f 35yds 9 11-7 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).

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