Matthew Smith

County of origin: Meath

Date of licence: 2012

First winner: Gretzky (Ross E O'Sullivan) Dundalk, January 11, 2013

Notable horses: One Cool Poet, Gretzky, Rawnaq, Empresario, Shalaman, Winter Lion, Prince Garyantle, Maeve's Choice, Ronald Pump. 

Assoc. Jockeys: Billy Lee

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From Kilmessan, County Meath, Matthew Smith took out his trainer's licence in December 2012 and was on the mark the following month when Gretzky won at Dundalk on January 11. Matthew enjoyed notable success with Rawnaq which counted the Grade 2 Flying Bolt Novice Chase at Navan in February 2015 among his wins before continuing his career in America.

Smith achieved the remarkable feat of training the same horse to win three times at the Galway Festival in 2019. One Cool Poet became only the second horse to win three races at the same festival and the first to win three races on the Flat. The seven-year-old won the Caulfield Industrial Handicap over a mile and 123 yards on the Tuesday evening, followed up in the Open Gate Pure Brew Handicap over a mile and a half on Thursday and went into the record books when scoring a five-length victory in the McDonogh Capital Investments Handicap over one mile, three furlongs and 180 yards on Saturday. Billy Lee was in the saddle on each occasion. 

SeasonRuns1st2nd3rd4thWin MoneyPlace MoneyTotal *
Winter All Weather 2022/2023201301€13,200€7,900€21,100
Winter All Weather 2021/2022191202€7,200€5,750€12,950
Winter All Weather 2020/2021204201€26,100€7,430€33,530
Winter All Weather 2019/202080000€0€330€330
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 2022/202313381134€65,100€43,055€108,155
National Hunt 2021/202214610121411€67,500€91,495€158,995
National Hunt 2020/20217611659€107,400€70,375€177,775
National Hunt 2019/2020617869€51,100€73,308€124,408
National Hunt 2018/20199293714€111,125€32,663€143,788
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 2023170133€0€7,415€7,415
Flat 2022829656€92,100€30,195€122,295
Flat 2021726667€66,000€54,880€120,880
Flat 2020778895€63,000€47,470€110,470
Flat 2019498444€171,388€50,620€222,008
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
Limerick 26/05/23 Mikita J. Smith MdnHdl 2m 3f 11 11-0 Regeneron (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 23/05/23 Napper Tandy (GB) D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 1m 7f 180yds 5 11-12 Punchestown's Fittest's Club M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €360
Gowran-Park 23/05/23 Jawhary (GB) J. Coen Hcp 1m 5f 155yds 13 9-11 70 Racing Again June 5th H'cap
Roscommon 22/05/23 Bigz Belief D. McMonagle Hcp 1m 4f 10yds 3 8-12 57 Free Admission Here On June 1st H'cap €1,100
Naas 21/05/23 Flaming Moon D.P. McDonogh Hcp 1m 13 9-13 83 Tote Always SP Or Better H'cap
Wexford 20/05/23 Gigantamax Eevee J. Smith HcpHdl 2m 1f 9 10-11 85 Sulzer 50 Years In Business H'cap H'dle
Downpatrick 19/05/23 Forest Pump S.W. Flanagan HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 6 11-7 102 Tote Always SP Or Better H'cap H'dle €220
Downpatrick 19/05/23 Bigz Belief J. Smith HcpHdl 2m 2f 165yds 5 11-5 107 Tote Always SP Or Better H'cap H'dle €330
Leopardstown 19/05/23 Supreme Law J. Kearney Hcp 1m 4f 4 9-3 54 Donnybrook Apprentice H'cap €500
Tipperary 18/05/23 Cassarina Gold J. Smith HcpHdl 3m 9 11-3 97 Tipperary Races On Twitter H'cap H'dle
Navan 13/05/23 Eruption P.A. Harnett Hcp 5f 164yds 14 9-0 53 Mongey Communications Apprentice H'cap
Clonmel 11/05/23 Napper Tandy (GB) D.J. O'Keeffe MdnHdl 2m 3f 25yds 2 11-12 Clonmel Racecourse (C&G) M'dn H'dle €2,000
Gowran-Park 10/05/23 Bigz Belief D.P. McDonogh Hcp 1m 6f 5 9-3 57 Racing Again May 23rd H'cap €315
Gowran-Park 10/05/23 Boadicea Belle D.P. McDonogh Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 17 9-6 60 Save 33% Buying Tickets Online H'cap (Div 1)
Gowran-Park 10/05/23 Supreme Law D.P. McDonogh Hcp 1m 1f 100yds 4 9-0 54 Save 33% Buying Tickets Online H'cap (Div 2) €525
Downpatrick 05/05/23 Mikita P.J. Carberry MdnHdl 2m 2f 165yds 9 10-11 Quinn Estate Agents M'dn H'dle
Curragh 01/05/23 Boadicea Belle D.P. McDonogh Hcp 6f 22 9-1 60 Keadeen Hotel H'cap
Punchestown 27/04/23 Dartan (GB) D. Meyler HcpHdl 2m 7f 130yds 13 10-7 123 Conway Piling H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Limerick 22/04/23 Flaming Moon D.P. McDonogh Hcp 1m 13 9-1 84 Rathsallagh House Of The Year H'cap
Tipperary 20/04/23 Bigz Belief D.P. McDonogh Hcp 1m 1f 6 9-5 54 Follow @TipperaryRaces On Twitter H'cap €200

*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).