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 2020/2021204201€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 2021/2022192313€12,000€9,330€21,330
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 2021192102€15,300€4,795€20,095
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
Downpatrick 12/06/21 Eimear D.P. Maxwell HcpCh 2m 7f 110yds 4 10-1 107 Laffy H'cap S'chase
Leopardstown 10/06/21 Gonna Go Viral L.F. Roche Hcp 1m 7f 15 8-6 62 Sandymount H'cap
Cork 09/06/21 Caesiere R.C. Colgan Mdn 6f 12 9-7 Mallow M'dn
Listowel 07/06/21 Mindsmadeup L.P. Dempsey HcpHdl 3m 5 10-2 118 Bryan MacMahon H'cap H'dle €630
Kilbeggan 06/06/21 Eimear Rachael Blackmore HcpCh 3m 1f 7 11-3 107 Follow Kilbeggan On Facebook H'cap S'ch
Tramore 05/06/21 Seamus Darby D.P. Maxwell MdnHdl 2m 175yds 13 10-13 Visit West Waterford M'dn H'dle
Tramore 04/06/21 Bective Cave D.P. Maxwell HcpHdl 2m 120yds 7 11-7 118 Tramore Amusement Park H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 03/06/21 Razdan Sam Ewing Hcp 1m 18 8-8 74 Plusvital H'cap (Div 1)
Tipperary 01/06/21 Proud Princess C.T. Keane Mdn 7f 110yds 9 9-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med Auction Mdn
Tipperary 01/06/21 Master Matt (GB) C.T. Keane Hcp 5f 1 9-12 91 H'cap €9,300
Punchestown 31/05/21 Punters Poet HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 4 11-12 93 Black Hills H'cap H'dle (Div 1) €500
Punchestown 31/05/21 Wat Ua Doin NovHdl 2m 4f 100yds 2 11-5 River Morell (Mares) Novice H'dle €2,700
Punchestown 31/05/21 Let Her Flow R.M. Power HcpHdl 2m 4f 100yds 2 11-0 81 Black Hills H'cap H'dle (Div 2) €2,000
Roscommon 31/05/21 Starlight Dream D. McMonagle Hcp 1m 2f 4 9-7 90 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) H'cap €1,175
Punchestown 31/05/21 The Royal Pump D.P. Maxwell MdnHdl 2m 4f 100yds 13 11-7 Longhouse M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Fairyhouse 28/05/21 Master Matt (GB) Sam Ewing F 6f 2 9-7 91 Fairyhouse Merchandise Race €2,700
Tipperary 25/05/21 One Hot Poet P.J. Carberry MdnHdl 3m p.u. 11-6 Thank You To All The Frontline M'dn Hdle (Div 2)
Ballinrobe 24/05/21 Irish Poseidon (GER) K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 2f 50yds 2 12-0 FBD M'dn H'dle €2,000
Ballinrobe 24/05/21 Bigz Belief K.M. Donoghue Hdl 2m 2f 50yds p.u. 11-9 122 Sheridan Electric H'dle
Ballinrobe 24/05/21 The Royal Pump D.P. Maxwell MdnHdl 2m 2f 50yds 9 10-13 FBD M'dn H'dle

*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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