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

Did you know:

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 2021/2022594586€25,200€25,580€50,780
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 2021605666€54,000€53,130€107,130
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
Listowel 24/09/21 Wavylake B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 3m 4 11-2 81 Guinness H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Listowel 24/09/21 Lord Gillygooley B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 3m 2 12-2 97 Guinness H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Listowel 23/09/21 Excuzio Joe Hcp 1m 1f 3 9-7 70 Tote Ireland H'cap
Listowel 22/09/21 Mindsmadeup P.J. Carberry HcpHdl 3m 5 10-13 119 Devon Inn Hotel H'cap H'dle €480
Listowel 22/09/21 Susans Sensation J. Dunne NHF 2m 4f 4 11-9 Listowel Vintners Assoc. INH Flat Race €500
Listowel 20/09/21 Another Choice J. Dunne NHF 2m 3 11-2 Buckley Agri & McHale INH Flat Race €1,000
Listowel 20/09/21 Bective Cave L.A. McKenna HcpHdl 2m 14 11-13 108 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle (Div 1)
Navan 18/09/21 Ourlady P.J. Carberry MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-7 Bar One Racing Double The Odds Mdn H'dle
Navan 18/09/21 Lough Manor B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 2m 5f 170yds 10 11-3 88 Bar One Racing €30 New Account Hcap Hdle (Div 1)
Navan 18/09/21 Lord Gillygooley B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 2m 5f 170yds 3 11-7 95 Bar One Racing €30 New Account Hcap Hdle (Div 2) €1,000
Curragh 12/09/21 Master Matt (GB) Sam Ewing Hcp 6f 5 9-9 104 Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Bold Lad' Sprint Hcap €3,750
Ballinrobe 10/09/21 Razdan C.D. Timmons MdnHdl 2m 2f 3 10-11 A History In The Making 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle €1,000
Ballinrobe 10/09/21 No Never Again P.J. Carberry MdnHdl 2m 2f u.r. 11-0 A History In The Making 3-Y-O M'dn H'dle
Ballinrobe 10/09/21 Lough Manor B.J. Cooper MdnHdl 2m 2f 6 11-1 Ir. Stall. Farms EBF (Mares) M'dn H'dle €260
Ballinrobe 10/09/21 Let Her Flow P.J. Carberry HcpHdl 2m 5f 181yds 6 10-3 91 Burkes Clonbur H'cap H'dle €220
Galway 07/09/21 Kudbegood Sam Ewing Hcp 1m 123yds 5 8-13 63 James P. Cunningham Electrical H'cap €330
Galway 07/09/21 La Hacienda (GB) M.P. Sheehy Hcp 1m 4f 42yds 3 10-2 70 Galway Apprentice H'cap €1,050
Galway 06/09/21 Eimear B.J. Cooper HcpCh 2m 6f 111yds p.u. 11-5 107 Kenny Developments H'cap S'chase
Galway 06/09/21 Bective Cave S.W. Flanagan HcpHdl 2m 130yds 16 12-0 109 H'cap H'dle
Galway 06/09/21 Punters Poet B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 2m 130yds 3 11-9 104 H'cap H'dle €1,100

*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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