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

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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 2019/2020766773€52,788€36,148€88,935
National Hunt 2018/201924118252522€215,000€225,688€440,688
National Hunt 2017/201818218242912€165,000€172,460€337,460
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 Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Galway 26/10/19 Amerijano MdnHdl 2m 90yds fell 11-12 Connolly's RED MILLS EBF Auct. Mdn H'dle
Galway 26/10/19 Youarestar (GB) MdnHdl 2m 90yds u.r. 11-0 The Renvyle House Hotel 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Thurles 24/10/19 Mrs Milner MdnHdl 1m 7f 200yds 5 10-12 Thurles (Mares) M'dn H'dle €330
Thurles 24/10/19 Alice Johnston HcpHdl 1m 7f 200yds 9 11-9 92 Leugh H'cap H'dle
Tramore 17/10/19 Lucky Phil NovCh 2m 9 11-4 Christmas Parties Tramore Novice S'chase
Tramore 17/10/19 Steel Tornado MdnHdl 2m 11 11-12 M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Flamingo's Court BegCh 2m 5 11-7 Return Of The Jumps (Mares) Beg S'chase €360
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 Quamino (GER) HcpHdl 2m 6 11-12 109 Fairyhouse For Fundraisers H'cap H'dle €250
Galway 08/10/19 Cash Me Outside HcpHdl 2m 3f 19yds 5 10-11 102 Ballybrit H'cap H'dle €390
Galway 08/10/19 Pateen HcpCh 2m 2f 54yds 3 10-6 112 Guinness H'cap S'chase €2,150
Tipperary 07/10/19 Mr Manhattan MdnHdl 2m 4 11-3 Join Tipperary Supp Club (C&G) M'dn H'dl €550
Gowran Park 05/10/19 Lucky Phil HcpHdl 2m 1 11-1 100 Tote Backing Your Team H'cap H'dle €9,000
Cork 05/08/19 Lucky Phil MdnHdl 2m 2 11-7 101 Family Fun Raceday Today (M) M'dn H'dle €2,600
Cork 05/08/19 Cloak Of Darkness HcpHdl 2m 3f 15 11-4 104 Marymount Hospice Charity H'cap H'dle
Galway 03/08/19 Maeve's Choice HcpHdl 2m 6f 168yds 6 10-0 124 Galway Shopping Centre H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €2,400
Galway 02/08/19 Humaniste HcpHdl 2m 11yds 7 10-4 118 Guinness Galway Tribes H'cap H'dle
Galway 31/07/19 The West's Awake HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds 18 10-13 147 Galway Plate (H'cap S'chase) (Grade A) Grade A
Galway 31/07/19 Sweet Home Chicago HcpHdl 2m 5f 11yds 2 11-9 120 Tote Proud Sponsor Of Galway H'cap H'dle €4,000
Galway 31/07/19 Miss Sassie HcpHdl 2m 110yds 18 10-9 106 Tote Account Irish EBF (Mares) Hcap Hdle
Galway 30/07/19 Pateen BegCh 2m 2f 54yds 5 11-12 Latin Quarter Beginners S'chase €510

*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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