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 2018/201940100€0€2,000€2,000
Winter All Weather 2017/201890000€0€0€0
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 2018/2019645169€37,813€19,975€57,788
National Hunt 2017/20189475811€60,938€31,288€92,225
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 2018393342€28,438€15,325€43,763
Flat 2017111110€7,500€3,850€11,350
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 Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Navan 17/02/19 Ask Your Mother C.A. Landers MdnHdl 2m 14 10-13 Ladbrokes Where the Nation Plays Mdn Hdl
Punchestown 10/02/19 Ask Your Mother C.A. Landers MdnHdl 2m 4f 17 10-12 Punchestown Ticket Deal M'dn H'dle
Down-Royal 29/01/19 Bective Cave A.E. Lynch HcpCh 2m 4f 4 11-12 95 BetVictor Bet 5 Get 30 H'cap S'chase €500
Down-Royal 29/01/19 Empirion A.J. Fox NHF 2m 6 11-5 BetVictor Betfinder Flat Race
Fairyhouse 26/01/19 Maeve's Choice A.W. Short BegCh 2m 5f 100yds u.r. 11-9 Book Easter Festival Tickets Beg.S'chase
Fairyhouse 26/01/19 Polish Partisan C.J. Orr HcpCh 3m 1f 5 9-9 81 Bobbyjo Bistro Great Food H'cap S'chase €300
Navan 19/01/19 Ronald Pump (GB) P. Townend HcpHdl 2m 4f 4 10-7 121 Navan H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €2,500
Fairyhouse 01/01/19 Ronald Pump (GB) P. Townend HcpHdl 3m 1 11-11 108 Join Fairyhouse Members Club H'cap H'dle €7,500
Fairyhouse 01/01/19 Maeve's Choice L.P. Dempsey BegCh 2m 5f 50yds fell 11-12 Fairyhouse On Social Media Beg. S'chase
Punchestown 31/12/18 Bective Cave C.P. McNamara HcpHdl 2m 7 11-0 85 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 28/12/18 Prince Garyantle D.E. Mullins HcpHdl 3m 16 10-12 131 Pertemps Network H'cap H'dle (Qualifier)
Leopardstown 28/12/18 The Church Gate R.M. Power HcpHdl 2m 4f 35yds 1 10-13 103 The lrish Daily Star H'cap H'dle €9,375
Down-Royal 26/12/18 Bective Cave A.W. Short HcpCh 2m 4f 10 11-2 95 Adam & Ann Armstrong Mem. H'cap S'chase
Leopardstown 26/12/18 Warnaq D.N. Russell HcpHdl 2m fell 10-11 113 Sky Sports Racing Novice H'cap H'dle
Navan 16/12/18 The Sneaky Punter A.W. Short MdnHdl 2m 7f p.u. 11-9 John Lynch Carpets M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 15/12/18 Don't Bet On It D.G. Lavery NHF 2m 13 11-4 Ir.Racing Yearbook EBF (F) INH Flat Race
Cork 09/12/18 Ronald Pump (GB) R.M. Power HcpHdl 2m 4f 1 11-12 102 Kerrymaid Novice H'cap H'dle €6,875
Navan 08/12/18 Polish Partisan J.M. Moore HcpHdl 2m 6f 15 9-13 82 John Lynch Carpets H'cap H'dle
Navan 08/12/18 Theturnofthesun B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 2m 6f p.u. 10-12 95 John Lynch Carpets H'cap H'dle
Clonmel 06/12/18 Prince Garyantle A.W. Short Hdl 3m 3 11-7 132 Jim Strang & Sons Kilsheelan H'dle €1,800

*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).

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