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 2016/201772000€24,375€0€24,375
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 201652000€11,719€0€11,719
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
Bellewstown 24/08/16 Royal Roslea (GB) O.J. Orr Hcp 1m 4f 1 8-10 59 Lougher Stables H'cap €6,563
Bellewstown 24/08/16 Gretzky (GB) O.J. Orr Hcp 1m 4f 8 8-11 77 Drogheda Traders Plate H'cap
Killarney 18/08/16 Empresario K.M. Donoghue HcpCh 2m 1f 6 11-10 121 Owens McCarthy Claims H'cap S'chase
Roscommon 15/08/16 Galloping Anger (GB) D.P. McDonogh Mdn 1m 2f 80yds 8 9-9 Michael And Teresa Keogh Memorial M'dn
Downpatrick 07/08/16 Miracle Way R.E. O'Sullivan NHF 2m 2f 50yds 1 11-0 'Your Name Here' INH Flat Race €5,625
Galway 26/07/16 Winter Lion C.D. Hayes Hcp 2m 110yds 9 9-13 75 H'cap
Kilbeggan 15/07/16 Miracle Way K.C. Sexton MdnHdl 2m b.d. 10-11 Like Us On Facebook M'dn H'dle
Killarney 14/07/16 Winter Lion B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 2m 1f 10 11-0 127 Killarney Grand Live Music Venue Hcp Hdl
Bellewstown 02/07/16 Winter Lion B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 2m 1f 1 10-3 114 Fast Shipping Bellewstown H'cap H'dle €18,750
Wexford 01/07/16 Miracle Way K.C. Sexton MdnHdl 2m 4f 6 11-5 OceanFeed Equine M'dn H'dle
Limerick 17/06/16 Winter Lion W.J. Lee Hcp 2m 1f 1 9-7 72 Limerick Racecourse Family Fun Day H'cap €5,156
Ballinrobe 30/05/16 Miracle Way J.C. Barry NHF 2m 110yds 11 11-4 Weddings @ Breaffy EBF (Mares) Flat Race
Wexford 08/04/16 The Church Gate A.E. Lynch HcpHdl 2m 6 11-3 86 Benedicts Nite Club H'cap H'dle
Navan 13/03/16 Artan Gale M.A. Enright MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-12 Navan Shamrock Festival M'dn H'dle
Dundalk 04/03/16 Royal Roslea (GB) D.P. Linehan Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 7 8-7 60 Bet Now On Cheltenham At H'cap
Navan 27/02/16 The Church Gate M.A. Enright HcpHdl 2m 4f 15 9-6 86 Garlow Cross H'cap H'dle
Naas 21/02/16 Artan Gale A.E. Lynch MdnHdl 2m 12 11-12 Paddy Power ACCA Insurance M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 31/12/15 The Church Gate K.M. Smith HcpHdl 2m p.u. 10-13 86 Martinstown Opportunity H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 28/12/15 Winter Lion M.A. Enright HcpHdl 2m 11 11-2 115 The Irish Daily Star Novice H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 28/12/15 Theturnofthesun K.M. Smith HcpHdl 2m 3 9-9 101 The Irish Daily Star Novice H'cap H'dle €1,400

*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).