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 2016/2017192200€30,000€5,025€35,025
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 2017/2018181302€7,500€10,150€17,650
National Hunt 2016/2017525234€48,125€10,025€58,150
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 201720000€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 23/05/17 Romantic C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 9 9-9 60 Kilkenny Hurlers Race Day June 24th Hcap (Div 2)
Punchestown 22/05/17 Bag Of Diamonds (GB) B.T. O'Connell MdnHdl 2m 170yds 9 11-7 M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 22/05/17 Ronald Pump (GB) K.M. Smith MdnHdl 2m 170yds 13 10-9 M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 22/05/17 Royal Roslea (GB) K.M. Smith HcpHdl 2m 4f 80yds 5 10-2 85 Punchestown For Events H'cap H'dle €275
Downpatrick 19/05/17 Prince Garyantle P. Townend NovHdl 2m 5f 100yds 2 11-10 110 Kilmore Rec & Corner Bar Rated Nov H'dle €3,000
Downpatrick 19/05/17 Bective Cave A.E. Lynch HcpHdl 2m 5f 100yds 5 10-11 80 Cosyroof H'cap H'dle €250
Downpatrick 19/05/17 Galloping Anger (GB) K.M. Smith HcpCh 2m 7f 110yds 9 10-4 90 Coors Lite H'cap S'chase
Downpatrick 19/05/17 Theturnofthesun A.E. Lynch BegCh 2m 3f 55yds 1 11-12 Crossgar Pallas Foods Beginners S'chase €7,500
Clonmel 18/05/17 Class Honours K.M. Smith HcpHdl 2m 110yds 12 9-9 93 Quirke uPVC Windows (Clonmel) H'cap H'dl
Clonmel 18/05/17 Royal Roslea (GB) A.E. Lynch HcpHdl 2m 3f 89yds 4 11-2 85 Sliabh Na mBan H'cap H'dle €500
Killarney 14/05/17 Winter Lion A.E. Lynch NovCh 2m 6f 100yds 4 11-4 Killarney Outlook Publications Nov. S'ch €725
Killarney 14/05/17 Shalaman A.E. Lynch MdnHdl 2m 1f 12 11-12 Killarney Towers Hotel M'dn H'dle
Kilbeggan 12/05/17 Romantic K.M. Smith HcpHdl 2m 13 9-11 94 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle
Kilbeggan 12/05/17 Prince Garyantle A.E. Lynch BegCh 2m 3f 200yds 2 11-12 Sean Hughes Memorial Beginners S'chase €2,500
Dundalk 10/05/17 Class Honours W.M. Lordan Hcp 1m 14 8-9 60 Hen & Stag Packages At Dundalk H'cap
Down-Royal 01/05/17 Winter Lion J.J. Slevin BegCh 2m 4f 2 11-7 Magners Irish Cider Beginners S'chase €2,400
Down-Royal 01/05/17 Galloping Anger (GB) R.P. Treacy BegCh 2m 4f 7 10-11 Magners Irish Cider Beginners S'chase
Down-Royal 01/05/17 Empresario R.P. Treacy HcpCh 2m 4f 5 10-10 124 Daily Mirror H'cap S'chase €500
Down-Royal 01/05/17 Romantic K.M. Smith MdnHdl 2m 7 11-5 Pat O'Hare Bookmakers M'dn H'dle
Down-Royal 01/05/17 Shalaman S.W. Flanagan MdnHdl 2m fell 11-12 Pat O'Hare Bookmakers M'dn H'dle

*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).