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 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 2020/2021245114€57,300€6,085€63,385
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 2020474533€34,500€29,605€64,105
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
Dundalk 25/09/20 Joe's Joy C.T. Keane Hcp 1m 4f 10 9-2 53 Stay Safe, Protect Each Other H'cap (Div 2)
Listowel 24/09/20 Starlight Dream W.J. Lee Mdn 1m 4f 2 9-2 79 Behans Horseshoe Bar & Townhouse M'dn (Div 1) €2,400
Listowel 22/09/20 Flaming Moon C.T. Keane F 1m 1f 3 9-6 91 Edmund & Josie Whelan Mem. Listowel Stks (Listed) Listed €3,750
Listowel 22/09/20 Master Matt (GB) Sam Ewing Hcp 7f 1 8-5 76 H'cap €12,600
Fairyhouse 21/09/20 Countess Matilda R.C. Colgan Hcp 6f 11 8-13 40 Follow Fairyhouse On Social Media H'cap (Div 1)
Tipperary 15/09/20 Excuzio Joe S. Foley Mdn 1m 1f 9 9-2 Meadowview Stables M'dn (Div 1)
Tipperary 15/09/20 Fil The Power (GB) C.T. Keane Mdn 1m 1f 2 9-7 Meadowview Stables M'dn (Div 2) €2,200
Tipperary 15/09/20 Son Of Hypnos C.T. Keane Hcp 1m 4f 110yds 1 8-13 70 Oola H'cap €6,600
Curragh 13/09/20 Flaming Moon J.M. Sheridan Hcp 1m 2f 7 8-5 91 Ir. Stal. Farms EBF 'Northfields' H'cap
Punchestown 09/09/20 Wavylake K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 7f 100yds 10 11-7 Enter Now For Goffs December M'dn H'dle
Galway 08/09/20 Starlight Dream W.J. Lee Mdn 1m 4f 42yds 2 9-2 Sean Cleary Memorial (Fillies) M'dn €2,400
Punchestown 08/09/20 Bigz Belief D.P. Maxwell MdnHdl 2m 150yds 7 10-9 Sanctuary Synthetics 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Punchestown 08/09/20 Lough View D.P. Maxwell MdnHdl 2m 150yds 12 11-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (M) M'dn H'dle
Galway 08/09/20 Son Of Hypnos S.M. Crosse Hcp 1m 4f 42yds 1 9-2 64 Galway Apprentice H'cap €6,000
Ballinrobe 06/09/20 Mindsmadeup R.M. Power HcpCh 2m 7f p.u. 10-11 129 McHale Mayo National H'cap S'chase (Grade B) Grade B
Navan 05/09/20 Master Matt (GB) L.F. Roche Hcp 5f 4 8-11 78 Troytown Bar H'cap €1,050
Navan 05/09/20 Fil The Power (GB) D.W. O'Connor Mdn 1m 7 9-4 Irish EBF Supp Champions Weekend M'dn
Navan 05/09/20 Excuzio Joe S.P. Davis Mdn 1m 11 9-2 Irish EBF Supp Champions Weekend M'dn
Kilbeggan 04/09/20 Seamus Darby D.P. Maxwell MdnHdl 2m 4 10-13 Pat Doyle Memorial M'dn H'dle (Div 2) €500
Gowran-Park 02/09/20 Formal Order (GB) W.J. Lee Mdn 1m 6f 8 9-9 68 MansionBet M'dn

*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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