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 2020/20211691523158€117,600€123,130€240,730
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
Punchestown 24/11/20 Insignia Of Rank MdnHdl 2m 150yds 6 12-0 Hub At Ballymore M'dn H'dle €240
Cork 22/11/20 Eaton Lady MdnHdl 2m 10 11-2 Sobac Used On Cork M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Cork 22/11/20 La Feline (FR) HcpHdl 2m 4f 11 10-12 114 Kevin McManus Bookmaker H'cap H'dle
Naas 21/11/20 Fire Love (FR) MdnHdl 2m 13 11-7 Dimond Walsh Hospitality M'dn H'dle
Naas 21/11/20 Our Friend HcpCh 2m 4f 13 11-7 109 Rathbarry & Glenview Novice H'cap Schase
Naas 21/11/20 Edison Kent MdnHdl 2m 3f 8 11-11 Irish Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Gowran Park 20/11/20 Itsnotinit MdnHdl 2m 6 12-0 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle €280
Gowran Park 20/11/20 Flamingo's Court HcpCh 2m 9 11-4 110 See You All In 2021 H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 15/11/20 Cresus De Grissay (FR) HcpCh 2m 6f 140yds 12 10-7 120 Ryans Cleaning H'cap S'chase
Punchestown 15/11/20 Latest Exhibition NovCh 2m 6f 140yds 2 11-5 Liam & Valerie Florida Pearl Novice S'ch (Grade 2) Grade 2 €7,000
Punchestown 14/11/20 So Kind (GB) MdnHdl 2m 4f 80yds 9 11-9 Naas Oil M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 14/11/20 Crobally Boy HcpHdl 3m 40yds 15 11-3 97 Barry Geraghty's Autobiograpy H'cap Hdle
Punchestown 14/11/20 Dunvegan (FR) HcpCh 2m 3f 150yds 4 10-13 139 Alanna Homes H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B €3,750
Punchestown 14/11/20 Mighty Tom NovHdl 2m 180yds 3 11-5 Bollinger Sponsor Rated Novice H'dle €1,600
Punchestown 14/11/20 Braeside BegCh 2m 3f 150yds 5 12-0 Roche Group At Vista Beginners S'chase €375
Fairyhouse 13/11/20 Tucanae MdnHdl 2m 1 11-7 115 Easyfix Equine M'dn H'dle (Div 1) €6,000
Fairyhouse 13/11/20 Global Fert HcpHdl 2m p.u. 12-0 101 Boynesider Office Furniture H'cap H'dle
Navan 08/11/20 Our Friend BegCh 2m 1f 11 12-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg. S'chase
Navan 08/11/20 Cheb De Kerviniou (FR) HcpCh 3m 9 10-6 129 Ladbrokes Troytown H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Navan 08/11/20 Cracking Smart (FR) Hdl 2m 4f fell 11-12 154 Lismullen H'dle (Grade 2) Grade 2

*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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