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 2019/202010171094€78,288€51,133€129,420
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
Down Royal 28/01/20 Rooster Byron HcpCh 3m p.u. 11-12 123 Molson Coors H'cap S'chase
Down Royal 28/01/20 Our Friend NovHdl 2m 3f 120yds 6 11-4 121 Molson Coors Rated Novice H'dle
Fairyhouse 25/01/20 You Should Have MdnHdl 2m 4f 10 11-9 Easter Festival 11th-13th April Mdn Hdle
Punchestown 15/01/20 For Talks Sake (FR) MdnHdl 2m 4f 5 11-9 Ladbrokes Football 'Acca-Boosty' Mdn Hdl €390
Punchestown 15/01/20 Benefit North HcpHdl 2m 4 11-2 99 Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boosts H'cap H'dle €625
Fairyhouse 14/01/20 Gale At Sea MdnHdl 2m 4f 5 11-4 Discounts @ (M) M'dn H'dle €330
Clonmel 09/01/20 Bye Bye Brussels MdnHdl 2m 197yds 13 10-11 Kilsheelan (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Clonmel 09/01/20 Just Call Me HcpHdl 2m 3f 202yds p.u. 11-0 90 Tipperary H'cap H'dle
Limerick 29/12/19 High Viz HcpHdl 2m 3f 6 10-13 88 The Irish Field H'cap H'dle €230
Limerick 29/12/19 La Feline (FR) MdnHdl 2m 3f 2 11-2 Ryans Cleaning Event Specialists Mdn Hdl €2,700
Limerick 29/12/19 Denham Hana (FR) BegCh 2m 3f 160yds 2 11-7 Limerick Vets (Mares) Beginners S'chase €2,900
Leopardstown 28/12/19 Sunday At Julia's MdnHdl 2m 4f 75yds 13 11-7 Tote Supporting Leopardstown M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 28/12/19 Emily Square HcpHdl 2m 4f 75yds p.u. 10-6 96 The lrish Daily Star Christmas Hcap Hdle
Leopardstown 28/12/19 Court Maid HcpHdl 3m 13 10-7 128 Pertemps Network H'cap H'dle (Qualifier)
Leopardstown 27/12/19 Quamino (GER) HcpCh 3m 50yds 9 10-11 137 Paddy Power S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €2,000
Limerick 26/12/19 Discorama (FR) Hdl 2m 4f 3 11-11 137 Signsplus H'dle €1,550
Limerick 26/12/19 Cash Me Outside HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 10-4 102 O'Kelly Brothers (Mares) H'cap H'dle €330
Limerick 26/12/19 Just Call Me HcpCh 2m 1f 160yds fell 10-7 92 Mr. Binman H'cap S'chase
Naas 16/12/19 You Should Have MdnHdl 2m 3f 15 11-7 2020 Naas Membership M'dn H'dle
Naas 16/12/19 Eagle Roque (FR) HcpHdl 2m 3f 2 11-12 95 Lawlors Of Naas H'cap H'dle €2,000

*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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