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 2020/202141101€8,700€2,300€11,000
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 2020130200€0€5,930€5,930
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
Curragh 10/07/20 Starlight Dream G.F. Carroll Mdn 1m 7 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) M'dn
Curragh 10/07/20 Son Of Hypnos R.C. Colgan Mdn 1m 11 9-7 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn
Curragh 10/07/20 Flaming Moon R.C. Colgan Hcp 6f 8 9-2 84 Sporting Life Fast Results H'cap
Curragh 10/07/20 Master Matt (GB) S.M. Crosse Hcp 6f 18 9-5 84 Sporting Life Fast Results H'cap
Kilbeggan 10/07/20 Mindsmadeup K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 3m 180yds 1 11-1 112 Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter H'cap H'dle €8,700
Navan 09/07/20 Master Matt (GB) W.J. Lee Hcp 5f 5 9-5 84 Bohermeen H'cap €630
Tipperary 01/07/20 Eimear K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 3m 2 11-13 94 MansionBet Best Odds Guaranteed Hcap Hdl (Div 1) €1,800
Limerick 29/06/20 Punters Poet R.C. Colgan Hcp 1m 4f 10 9-0 54 Fedamore H'cap
Curragh 27/06/20 Son Of Hypnos R.C. Colgan Mdn 1m 2f 8 9-7 Dubai Duty Free Irish EBF M'dn
Curragh 27/06/20 Flaming Moon R.C. Colgan Hcp 6f 2 9-3 79 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Hcp €3,100
Tipperary 26/06/20 Seamus Darby B. O'Neill NHF 2m 13 12-2 Emly (C&G) INH Flat Race
Roscommon 22/06/20 Punters Poet R.C. Colgan Mdn 1m 2f 53yds 7 9-9 Athleague M'dn
Limerick 22/06/20 Eimear D.P. Maxwell HcpHdl 2m 6f 4 10-12 93 Croom H'cap H'dle €500
Naas 20/06/20 Master Matt (GB) W.J. Lee Hcp 6f 2 9-12 81 Thank You To The HSE & Frontline H'cap €2,200
Gowran-Park 17/06/20 Punters Poet A.J. Slattery Mdn 1m 1f 100yds 10 9-4 It's Not Rocket Science MansionBet M'dn (Div 1)
Roscommon 15/06/20 Son Of Hypnos J.M. Sheridan Mdn 1m 2f 18yds 10 9-0 Irish Stall Farms EBF Med Auct (C&G) Mdn
Curragh 13/06/20 Formal Order (GB) R.C. Colgan Hcp 2m 16 8-11 71 EquiNectar H'cap
Dundalk 06/03/20 Joe's Joy R.C. Colgan Mdn 1m 10 9-5 Willie Buckley Memorial M'dn
Dundalk 06/03/20 Punters Poet R.C. Colgan Mdn 1m 8 9-7 Floodlit Fridays Continue At Dundalk Mdn
Dundalk 28/02/20 Joe's Joy R.C. Colgan Mdn 6f 10 9-5 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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