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Bryan Cooper

Jockey Bryan Cooper is the son of Tom Cooper, the trainer of Cheltenham Festival winners Total Enjoyment and Forpadydeplasterer. Like many other jockeys, he started on the show jumping and pony racing circuits before being trained by Kevin Prendergast. At…
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2013 Grand National Jockey Watch

With the 2013 Grand National only days away the interest has now firmly turned to who exactly the runners will be and more importantly which jockeys will partner them for the big day! Blows to Paddy Brennan and Nina Carberry as they are currently…

Picking a National Horse By Name

For many, the Grand National is all about a once-a-year flutter and is considered the people's race simply because you dont have to be a hardened punter to get value for your money or to be lucky enough to pick the winner. One method is…
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Rare Bob

From the Dessie Hughes yard came Rare Bob in 2013, an eleven year old Irish horse who ran in the 2012 National but was brought down at the fifth fence under jockey Bryan Cooper. Between the 2012 and 2013 renewals he had four races, the first…