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 2020/2021203610€19,200€23,440€42,640
National Hunt 2019/20201301113116€207,588€80,333€287,920
National Hunt 2018/201924118262422€215,000€227,488€442,488
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
Downpatrick 15/07/20 Coosan Clover MdnHdl 2m 2f 3 11-9 97 Toals Dial-A-Bet (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 15/07/20 I Will Walk HcpHdl 2m 6f 11 11-4 80 Toals Phone Betting Available Hcap H'dle (Div 2)
Kilbeggan 10/07/20 Kilkishen HcpHdl 3m 180yds 2 11-6 117 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter H'cap H'dle €2,900
Bellewstown 08/07/20 Hewick HcpHdl 2m 151yds 11 11-10 96 Thanks To The Frontline Workers Hcap Hdl (Div 1)
Bellewstown 08/07/20 What Wonders Weave MdnHdl 2m 151yds 3 11-9 Hibernia Steel Products (Mares) Mdn Hdle €1,000
Bellewstown 08/07/20 Mezyan (FR) MdnHdl 2m 151yds 10 11-6 Intersure Group (C&G) M'dn H'dle
Killarney 07/07/20 Woodbrook Boy HcpCh 2m 4f 180yds p.u. 11-5 109 BoyleSports H'cap S'chase
Killarney 07/07/20 Dime A Dozen BegCh 2m 4f 180yds 2 11-9 BoyleSports (Mares) Beginners S'chase €2,200
Bellewstown 04/07/20 Realpolitik MdnHdl 2m 4f 50yds p.u. 11-1 Tattersalls Ireland (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Bellewstown 04/07/20 Whatsinthecorner HcpHdl 2m 160yds 1 11-8 103 Click & Collect Your Signage H'cap Hdle €6,600
Bellewstown 04/07/20 Very Excellent MdnHdl 2m 160yds 1 11-9 118 Consistently The Best M'dn H'dle €6,000
Bellewstown 04/07/20 Zoffalee (FR) HcpHdl 2m 160yds 2 11-0 127 Fast Shipping Bellewstown H'cap H'dle €8,000
Kilbeggan 29/06/20 Hewick HcpHdl 2m 9 11-10 97 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Tipperary 26/06/20 Balinaboola Steel HcpHdl 2m 4f p.u. 12-0 95 Junction H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Tipperary 26/06/20 Lucky Phil HcpHdl 2m 2 11-13 108 Oola H'cap H'dle €2,200
Tipperary 26/06/20 Stoneyford Boy MdnHdl 2m 9 11-4 Tipperary M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 24/06/20 Quamino (GER) HcpHdl 2m 4f 198yds 1 12-0 109 The Knockcroghery H'cap H'dle €6,600
Roscommon 24/06/20 What Wonders Weave MdnHdl 2m 47yds 9 11-9 The Tulsk Mares M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Roscommon 24/06/20 Kilkishen HcpHdl 3m 203yds 2 10-8 116 The Roscommon H'cap H'dle €4,200
Limerick 22/06/20 Coosan Clover MdnHdl 2m 6f 6 11-9 97 Adare Mares M'dn H'dle €240

*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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