The son of a horse trainer Barry Brogan started as an amateur jockey in Ireland in 1962 and rode as an amateur until 1966. During that time Barry had approximately 100 winners and was leading amatuer rider in Ireland in 1965-66, 1966-67 seasons twice beating Dermot Weld who is now famous trainer in Ireland nad has trained two Melbourne Cup winners. In 1967 Barry went to England as a professional jockey and rode for 10 years with great success having approximately 800 winners. Major wins include the Scottish Grand National at Ayr aboard The Spainard and the King George V at Kempton aboard The Dikler, Barry also rode the card one day at Wolverhampton, five rides for five wins.
In 1984 Barry went to work in Australia for trainer Guy Walter at Warwick Farm as a track rider and breaker for seven years before moving to Victoria in 1991 and was granted a trainers licence to train at Bendigo, there Barry trained there for 10 years, often traveling long distances for a winner, "have horse will travel", Barry says.
Barry moved to Malaysia in September 2001 first training at Ipoh for five years before relocating to Kuala Lumpur in 2006. Since coming to Malaysia Barry has consistently been in the top group of trainers with his best season coming in 2002 when he won the Trainers Championship with 46 winners. Barry has featured in the list of the top 10 trainers eight of the last ten years with over 300 career winners in Malaysia.
Held Trainers Licence since: Australia 1991, Malaysia 2001
First Winner: Sea Side Bank - Penang, November 2001
Career Highlights: Light Of Success 2nd (G1) Penang Gold Cup, 4 winners at Mananagatang (Victoria) in a day,
Best Horse Trained: Light Of Success, Sea Side Bank, Power For Glory
Current Best Horse: The Hawk
24 January 2012 Success All The Way Stakes 1600m - The Hawk
27 October 2012 - Casper (Apprentice R Rueven's first winner)