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 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
Clonmel 24/03/20 Classic Concorde BegCh 2m 160yds 9 12-0 Live Streaming On The App Beginners S'ch
Thurles 21/03/20 Dortmund Park (FR) BegCh 2m 6f u.r. 12-0 Horse & Jockey Beginners S'chase
Thurles 21/03/20 Dunvegan (FR) NovCh 2m 2f 2 11-4 140 Pierce Molony Memorial Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €11,000
Wexford 17/03/20 Tara Gael MdnHdl 2m 10 10-13 Wexford (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Wexford 17/03/20 Mr Manhattan MdnHdl 2m p.u. 11-12 99 Eoin O'Gorman Solicitors M'dn Hdle
Wexford 17/03/20 Aliym HcpHdl 2m 13 11-7 104 M2 Construction, Wexford Nov H'cap H'dle
Limerick 15/03/20 Denham Hana (FR) HcpCh 3m 120yds p.u. 11-10 113 Follow Limerick Racecourse H'cap S'chase
Navan 14/03/20 Castlegrace Paddy Ch 2m 1 11-10 150 Webster Cup S'chase (Grade 2) Grade 2 €25,500
Navan 03/03/20 Dessie Deschamps MdnHdl 2m 6f 7 11-12 M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 02/03/20 Benefit North HcpHdl 2m fell 11-0 97 Kids Go Racing H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 01/03/20 Red Striker MdnHdl 2m 2f 30yds 16 11-12 Donohoe Marquees M'dn H'dle
Naas 23/02/20 Castlegrace Paddy Ch 2m 5 11-10 152 WhatOddsPaddy? S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €1,395
Fairyhouse 22/02/20 Mastermind BegCh 2m 1f 110yds 5 11-12 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg. S'chase €510
Fairyhouse 22/02/20 Benefit North HcpHdl 2m 4f 7 11-9 99 Easter Festival 11th-13th April Hcp Hdle
Punchestown 19/02/20 Cartwright (GB) HcpHdl 3m 16 10-6 130 Pertemps Network Group H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 19/02/20 Tucanae MdnHdl 2m 6f 2 11-5 Ten Weeks To Punchestown (M) M'dn H'dle €2,300
Navan 16/02/20 My Club Colours HcpHdl 2m 4f 3 10-3 93 Kevin Brady Car Sales (Mares) H'cap Hdle €1,250
Navan 16/02/20 Sunday At Julia's MdnHdl 2m 8 11-11 Get Your 2020 Navan Membership M'dn Hdle (Div 2)
Navan 16/02/20 Castafiore Park (FR) HcpCh 3m p.u. 11-0 113 Come Racing 29th February H'cap S'chase
Navan 16/02/20 Eagle Roque (FR) HcpHdl 2m 7f 20yds p.u. 10-6 98 H'cap H'dle

*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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