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 2020/202125017371914€182,700€306,705€489,405
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
Gowran Park 02/03/21 Castlegrace Paddy Ch 2m 4f 2 11-10 153 Red Mills S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2
Gowran Park 02/03/21 Regal Statesman MdnHdl 2m 11 11-9 Sea Moon & Jukebox At Burgage M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Naas 28/02/21 Grand Axhe (FR) MdnHdl 1m 7f 101yds 8 11-13 Paddy Power Livestream M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Naas 28/02/21 Definiteadare MdnHdl 1m 7f 101yds 15 12-0 Paddy Power Livestream M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Naas 28/02/21 Mighty Tom NovHdl 1m 7f 101yds 5 11-6 121 Paddy Power Betting Shop Novice H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2 €1,050
Fairyhouse 22/02/21 Ali's Glory MdnHdl 2m 10 11-0 Bobbyjo Day 27 February (M) M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 22/02/21 Coventry MdnHdl 2m fell 11-9 Sign Up To Our Newsletter M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 22/02/21 Just Another Lady HcpHdl 2m 5 11-1 82 Racing From Home H'cap H'dle €300
Navan 21/02/21 The Sliding Rock (GB) NovHdl 2m 5f 4 11-3 125 Apple's Jade (Mares) Novice Hurdle (Listed) Listed €1,125
Thurles 15/02/21 Mercury Lane MdnHdl 2m 7f 2 11-6 Holycross M'dn H'dle €2,000
Punchestown 14/02/21 Dounikos (FR) HcpCh 3m 4f 5 11-1 140 Punchestown Grand National Trial Hcp Sch (Grade B) Grade B €2,400
Naas 13/02/21 Definiteadare MdnHdl 1m 7f 120yds 12 12-0 Naas Business Club Members M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Naas 13/02/21 Jammy George HcpCh 2m 4f 90yds p.u. 11-11 126 Naas H'cap S'chase
Naas 13/02/21 Waitnsee Ch 2m 5 10-9 127 BBA Ireland Ltd Opera Hat(Mares)S'chase (Listed) Listed €675
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Tucanae HcpHdl 2m 2f 7 10-6 120 ISF EBF Paddy Mullins (Mares) H'cap Hdle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Fitzhenry HcpCh 2m 5f 93yds 13 10-7 139 Gaelic Plant Hire H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Latest Exhibition NovCh 2m 5f 93yds 2 11-12 153 Flogas Novice S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1 €25,000
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Dandy Mag (FR) HcpHdl 3m 10 11-2 142 William Fry H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 07/02/21 Blue Lord (FR) NovHdl 2m 3 11-12 Chanelle Pharma Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €12,500
Leopardstown 06/02/21 Ganapathi (FR) NovHdl 2m 6f 33yds 5 11-10 Nathaniel Lacy Solicitors Novice H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €3,750

*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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