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 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 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 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
Gowran-Park 15/02/20 The Church Gate D.P. Maxwell HcpHdl 2m 4f 12 10-11 116 Auto Boland Jaguar & Land Rover H'cp Hdl
Dundalk 14/02/20 Political Policy R.C. Colgan Hcp 1m 4f 9 9-2 73 Fundraise At Dundalk Stadium H'cap
Dundalk 07/02/20 Joe's Joy M.A. Enright Mdn 5f 13 9-5 Bet On The Best Night Out M'dn
Dundalk 07/02/20 The Bittern Cry W.T. Byrne Hcp 7f 5 8-6 52 Apprentice H'cap €330
Naas 26/01/20 Ronald Pump (GB) R.M. Power NovCh 3m 4 11-0 Naas Business Club Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €2,250
Fairyhouse 25/01/20 Mal De Mer K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 4f 18 11-5 Easter Festival 11th-13th April Mdn Hdle
Gowran-Park 23/01/20 Lord Schnitzel A.W. Short HcpCh 3m 1f 10 10-1 135 Goffs Thyestes H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Dundalk 17/01/20 The Bittern Cry K.J. Leonard Hcp 1m 12 9-3 54 Fundraise At Dundalk Stadium H'cap (Div 1)
Punchestown 15/01/20 The Church Gate O.R. Brown HcpHdl 3m 70yds 3 11-8 114 Ladbrokes Daily Odds Boosts H'cap H'dle €1,200
Punchestown 12/01/20 Lord Schnitzel R.M. Power NovCh 2m 4f 4 11-1 Killiney Novice S'chase (Grade 3) Grade 3 €2,125
Fairyhouse 11/01/20 Mal De Mer K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 2f 110yds 6 11-8 Easter Festival Tickets (Mares) Mdn Hdle €260
Dundalk 03/01/20 The Bittern Cry S.P. Bird F 7f 7 8-1 32 Fundraise At Dundalk Stadium Rated Race
Fairyhouse 01/01/20 Empirion A.W. Short HcpHdl 3m 7 10-6 92 Fairyhouse Launches New Brand H'cap Hdle
Punchestown 31/12/19 Mal De Mer K.M. Smith NHF 2m 2f 12 11-2 ISF EBF (Mares) (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race
Leopardstown 29/12/19 Mindsmadeup A.W. Short HcpCh 2m 5f 10 11-11 122 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap S'chase
Leopardstown 29/12/19 Lord Schnitzel K.M. Donoghue NovCh 3m 3 11-10 Neville Hotels Novice S'chase (Grade 1) Grade 1 €10,000
Leopardstown 28/12/19 The Church Gate K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 2m 4f 75yds 5 11-10 114 The lrish Daily Star Christmas Hcap Hdle €450

*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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