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 2020/2021174201€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 2020/2021609637€90,000€42,760€132,760
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 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
Clonmel 19/01/21 Lord Schnitzel K.M. Donoghue NovHdl 2m 3f 50yds p.u. 11-10 123 Munster Rated Novice Hdle
Fairyhouse 12/01/21 Wavylake K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 2m 4f 14 11-6 86 Fairyhouse Committee H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Dundalk 11/01/21 Punters Poet R.C. Colgan Hcp 2m 10 9-5 50 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 11/01/21 Ellie A Sam Ewing Mdn 7f 10 8-9 Follow Us On Twitter @DundalkStadium Mdn
Fairyhouse 03/01/21 Ragin Cajun D.P. Maxwell HcpHdl 3m 110yds 4 11-0 102 Follow Us On Social Media H'cap H'dle €550
Fairyhouse 03/01/21 Punters Poet P.J. Carberry HcpHdl 3m 110yds 11 10-10 91 Follow Us On Social Media H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 26/12/20 Irish Poseidon (GER) S.W. Flanagan MdnHdl 2m 4 11-9 Join With A €10 Bet M'dn H'dle €600
Leopardstown 26/12/20 One Cool Poet R.C. Colgan HcpHdl 2m 5 10-3 102 Holden Plant Rentals Novice H'cap H'dle €435
Leopardstown 26/12/20 He's Ok D.P. Maxwell MdnHdl 2m 7 11-7 Thorntons Recycling M'dn H'dle
Dundalk 18/12/20 Master Matt (GB) Sam Ewing Hcp 7f 9 8-13 93 Leading Jockey & Trainer Awards H'cap
Dundalk 18/12/20 One Cool Poet W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 5 9-11 97 Happy Christmas From All At Dundalk Hcap €630
Dundalk 16/12/20 Irish Poseidon (GER) Sam Ewing Hcp 1m 4f 1 9-7 64 Join On Instagram @dundalk_stadium H'cap (Div 1) €6,000
Naas 14/12/20 Lucailem D.P. Maxwell MdnHdl 2m 3f 8 11-4 102 Support Local This Christmas M'dn H'dle
Fairyhouse 12/12/20 Wavylake D.P. Maxwell HcpHdl 2m 7f 110yds 12 10-7 88 Happy Christmas From Fairyhouse Hcp Hdle (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 12/12/20 Ragin Cajun D.P. Maxwell HcpHdl 2m 7f 110yds 2 11-5 100 Happy Christmas From Fairyhouse Hcp Hdle (Div 1) €2,000
Dundalk 11/12/20 Irish Poseidon (GER) Sam Ewing Hcp 1m 4f 1 9-9 64 Leading Jockey&Trainer Championship Hcap €5,400
Dundalk 11/12/20 Master Matt (GB) Sam Ewing Hcp 6f 5 9-3 93 Test Your Tipping Talents H'cap €630
Dundalk 04/12/20 One Cool Poet Sam Ewing Hcp 1m 4f 4 9-7 97 H'cap €1,050
Dundalk 04/12/20 Seamus Darby W.J. Lee Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 9 9-9 Irish Racing Industry Fundraiser M'dn (Div 2)
Fairyhouse 29/11/20 Ronald Pump (GB) K.M. Donoghue Hdl 2m 4f 2 11-12 156 BARONERACING.COM Hatton's Grace H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1 €20,000

*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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