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 2017/2018433316€20,313€13,850€34,163
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 201770000€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
Ballinrobe 14/08/17 Swedish Connection R. Deegan NHF 2m 1f 70yds 6 10-9 Cummins Homevalue Hardware INH Flat Race
Downpatrick 13/08/17 Bective Cave A.E. Lynch HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 4 11-12 95 Ivy Bar Newtownards H'cap H'dle €500
Kilbeggan 12/08/17 Royal Roslea (GB) K.M. Smith HcpHdl 2m 3f 110yds 7 10-9 85 Pig 'N' Whistle Pubs H'cap H'dle
Sligo 10/08/17 Empresario A.W. Short HcpHdl 3m 6 11-2 106 Bourbon Bar H'cap H'dle
Sligo 10/08/17 Winter Lion A.W. Short HcpHdl 2m 4f 110yds 8 11-1 126 BoyleSports H'cap H'dle
Galway 31/07/17 Empresario A.E. Lynch HcpHdl 2m 130yds 16 11-12 108 Easyfix H'cap H'dle
Galway 31/07/17 Winter Lion R.P. Quinlan Hcp 2m 179yds 20 11-1 85 Connacht Hotel (QR) H'cap
Wexford 28/07/17 Lady Sherami D.J. Benson NHF 2m 8 11-4 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(M)INH Flat Race
Gowran-Park 22/07/17 Romantic D.E. Hogan Hcp 7f 14 9-0 58 Racing Again August 16th H'cap (Div 2)
Limerick 22/07/17 Prince Garyantle A.E. Lynch HcpHdl 3m 6 11-5 110 Irish Stallion Farms EBF H'cap H'dle
Sligo 16/07/17 Royal Roslea (GB) A.E. Lynch HcpHdl 2m 4f 110yds 3 11-2 85 Durkin Bros. Electrical H'cap H'dle €1,050
Cork 14/07/17 Romantic A.E. Lynch HcpHdl 2m 15 11-1 91 Buy Online @corkracecourse H'cap H'dle
Cork 14/07/17 Bag Of Diamonds (GB) S.A. Shortall MdnHdl 2m 10 11-3 Family Fun Day August 7th M'dn H'dle
Roscommon 11/07/17 Bective Cave A.E. Lynch HcpHdl 2m 119yds 10 11-12 95 Larry O'Farrelly Memorial H'cap H'dle
Bellewstown 08/07/17 Lady Sherami D.J. Benson NHF 2m 160yds 7 10-9 McLoughlin Oil INH Flat Race
Bellewstown 06/07/17 Prince Garyantle B.J. Reynolds HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 10-6 110 Seamus Mulvaney Crockafotha H'cap H'dle €825
Curragh 01/07/17 Dragon Belle C.P. Hoban Mdn 6f 10 9-0 Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise EBF M'dn
Kilbeggan 26/06/17 Bag Of Diamonds (GB) A.E. Lynch MdnHdl 2m 7 11-5 Book At M'dn Hdle
Downpatrick 17/06/17 Theturnofthesun A.E. Lynch NovHdl 2m 1f 65yds 8 11-0 98 Time To Get Ready Rated Novice H'dle
Roscommon 13/06/17 Bective Cave A.E. Lynch HcpHdl 2m 89yds 1 11-3 80 Roscommon Racecourse H'cap H'dle €6,563

*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).