Matthew Smith

County of origin: Meath

Date of licence: 2012

First winner: Gretzky (Ross E O'Sullivan) Dundalk, January 11th, 2013

Notable horses: Gretzky, Rawnaq, Empresario

Assoc. Jockeys: Billy Lee, Conor McGovern

Did you know:

From Kilmessan, County Meath, Matthew Smith took out his trainer's licence in December 2012 and was on the mark just the following month when Gretzky won at Dundalk on the 11th of January. Matthew enjoyed notable success with Rawnaq who counted the Grade 2 Flying Bolt Novice Chase at Navan in February 2015 among his wins before continuing his career in America.


SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2015/201642000€11,200€0€11,200
Winter All Weather 2014/2015102012€23,700€1,725€25,425
Winter All Weather 2013/201452200€14,000€4,335€18,335
Winter All Weather 2012/201352002€12,600€900€13,500
National Hunt 2016/2017163010€35,000€1,100€36,100
National Hunt 2015/2016303231€31,150€12,890€44,040
National Hunt 2014/2015413224€40,400€8,075€48,475
National Hunt 2013/2014284430€40,650€7,627€48,277
National Hunt 2012/201310000€0€0€0
Flat 2016152010€11,719€1,850€13,569
Flat 201590012€0€12,690€12,690
Flat 2014112130€17,850€8,300€26,150
Flat 2013111111€7,000€6,860€13,860

Date From
Date To
Race Type
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Prize Money
Gowran-Park 18/10/16 Galloping Anger (GB) C.P. Hoban Hcp 1m 6f 7 8-5 55 Gowran Park Golf Memberships 2017 H'cap
Dundalk 14/10/16 Royal Roslea (GB) O.J. Orr Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 5 9-7 63 CrownePlaza Leading Jockey&Trainer H'cap (Div 2) €250
Dundalk 14/10/16 Gretzky (GB) C.R. King Hcp 1m 4f 14 9-5 70 Dundalk Stadium On Facebook H'cap
Fairyhouse 08/10/16 Oberon Blue R.C. Colgan BegCh 2m 6 11-12 Winter Festival December 3&4 Beg S'chase
Dundalk 07/10/16 Gretzky (GB) O.J. Orr Hcp 1m 4f 13 8-11 73 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap
Gowran-Park 30/09/16 Miracle Way S. Clements NHF 2m 8 11-6 ISF EBF Mucklemeg (M) INH Flat Race (Listed)
Curragh 25/09/16 Theturnofthesun D.L. Queally Hcp 1m 4f 19 10-9 69 Manguard Plus Amateur Derby (QR) H'cap
Navan 24/09/16 Cornahilt Joe A.J. Fox BegCh 2m 4f p.u. 11-5 Emerald Facility Services Beg S'chase
Navan 24/09/16 Oberon Blue R.C. Colgan BegCh 2m 4f 7 11-12 Emerald Facility Services Beg S'chase
Navan 24/09/16 Empresario B.J. Cooper HcpCh 2m 4f 1 10-9 120 Meath Farm Machinery H'cap S'chase €10,625
Dundalk 23/09/16 Gretzky (GB) S.P. Davis Hcp 1m 4f 10 9-6 76 Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Apprentice Hcap
Galway 06/09/16 Miracle Way R.E. O'Sullivan NHF 2m 110yds 3 11-2 Weatherbys Ireland (Mares) INH Flat Race €1,100
Galway 05/09/16 Empresario K.J. Leonard Hcp 1m 4f 46yds 9 9-4 67 Galway Apprentice H'cap
Navan 03/09/16 Empresario K.J. Leonard Hcp 1m 5f 3 8-8 67 New Kilberry Restaurant H'cap €1,600
Kilbeggan 02/09/16 Oberon Blue R.C. Colgan MdnHdl 2m 3f 110yds 12 11-4 Pat Doyle Memorial M'dn H'dle
Downpatrick 29/08/16 Cornahilt Joe Donagh Meyler BegCh 2m 2f 110yds 9 11-7 Magners Forbidden Flavours Beg. S'chase
Roscommon 29/08/16 The Church Gate Shane Shortall HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 10-6 85 Tote H'cap H'dle
Curragh 28/08/16 Royal Roslea (GB) C.P. McNamara Hcp 1m 2f 6 9-2 59 Derek O'Sullivan Memorial App'tice H'cap
Navan 27/08/16 Galloping Anger (GB) C.T. Keane Hcp 1m 6f 10 9-6 57 Like Navan On Facebook H'cap
Bellewstown 24/08/16 Gretzky (GB) O.J. Orr Hcp 1m 4f 8 8-11 77 Drogheda Traders Plate H'cap

*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).