Son of the founder Tom Cooper, Patrick has been with the BBA Ireland since 1991. A lifetime in the business saw an apprenticeship with Claiborne Farm, Haras D’Etreham, Colin Hayes, two years in South Africa and a spell with Bill Oppenheim in America. Although mainly associated with the exploits of Snow Fairy in the last few years, he has also bought 2008 Group 2 winner Curtain Call (syndicated for £3.75 million) and Stakes winner Siren’s Song (sold for £320,000 at Newmarket December Sales 2011) to race in his wife, Juliet’s colours.
Patrick was also responsible for the purchase of sire sensation Acclamation for Rathbarry Stud. He has bought numerous horses in training that have gone on to Group 1 success. Included are Dubai Duty Free winner Right Approach, Hollywood Derby winner Brahms and Prix de L’Abbaye winner Imperial Beauty.Email Patrick: The connections of Snow Fairy after her win in the Gr.1 Hong Kong Cup
Siren’s Song Curtain Call