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 2017/201880000€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 2017/2018866569€42,188€27,188€69,375
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 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 Prize Money
Navan 18/02/18 One Cool Poet A.E. Lynch MdnHdl 2m 17 11-12 Get Your 2018 Navan Membership M'dn H'dl
Dundalk 02/02/18 Niebieski (FR) W.M. Lordan F 1m 4f 13 9-1 67 Rated Race
Punchestown 30/01/18 The Church Gate A.E. Lynch HcpHdl 2m 6f 6 11-7 97 Toals Football Acca Insurance H'cap Hdle
Punchestown 30/01/18 One Cool Poet K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 4f fell 11-12 Casino #500 Bonus M'dn H'dle
Naas 28/01/18 Warnaq A.E. Lynch MdnHdl 2m 6 11-0 New Experience at Naas M'dn H'dle
Naas 28/01/18 Ronald Pump (GB) A.W. Short NHF 2m 3f 7 11-5 Naas Rebrand (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Fairyhouse 27/01/18 Maeve's Choice A.E. Lynch MdnHdl 2m 4f 1 11-9 Racing At Fairyhouse Feb 7th M'dn H'dle €8,125
Dundalk 19/01/18 Empresario C.P. Hoban Hcp 1m 4f 7 9-5 56 Trip To Cheltenham 2018 Hcap (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 14/01/18 Bective Cave A.W. Short BegCh 2m 1f 6 11-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beg S'chase
Fairyhouse 01/01/18 Bective Cave S.A. Shortall BegCh 2m 5f 50yds fell 11-9 Follow Fairyhouse On Social Beg S'chase
Punchestown 31/12/17 Warnaq A.E. Lynch MdnHdl 2m 4 10-7 Festival Hospitality 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €650
Punchestown 31/12/17 Winter Lion A.E. Lynch BegCh 3m 1f 100yds 3 11-12 125 Buy Your 2018 Annual Membership Beg.S'ch €1,400
Limerick 29/12/17 Royal Roslea (GB) B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 2m 3f p.u. 10-7 83 Ryans Cleaning Specialists H'cap H'dle
Limerick 28/12/17 The Church Gate A.E. Lynch HcpHdl 2m 5f 3 11-7 97 Parkway Shopping Centre H'cap H'dle €1,150
Leopardstown 27/12/17 Maeve's Choice R. Deegan NHF 2m 4f p.u. 11-3 Paddy Power Games INH Flat Race
Leopardstown 26/12/17 Bective Cave R.E. O'Sullivan HcpHdl 2m 2f 23 9-8 91 Cardinal Capital H'cap H'dle
Dundalk 22/12/17 Shalaman O.J. Orr Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 12 9-1 84 Winter Series At Dundalk 2018 H'cap
Thurles 17/12/17 Ronald Pump (GB) R. Deegan NHF 2m 3 11-4 Ryan Tarmacadam (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €1,050
Fairyhouse 16/12/17 Swedish Connection A.E. Lynch MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 10-10 FenuSave Choice Of Champions M'dn H'dle
Dundalk 15/12/17 Empresario C.J. McGovern Hcp 1m 4f 12 9-3 59 Leading Jockey&Trainer Championship Hcap (Div 2)

*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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