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 2020/2021368124€84,000€8,525€92,525
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 2020605763€41,100€37,350€78,450
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

Venue
Date From
Date To
Horse
Jockey
Race Type
Distance
Place
Weight
Rating
Pattern/Listed
Venue Date Horse Jockey Race Type Distance Place Weight Rating Race Pattern/ Listed Prize Money
Fairyhouse 20/10/20 Countess Matilda L.F. Roche Hcp 6f 3 8-10 39 fairyhouse.ie H'cap
Naas 18/10/20 Starlight Dream L.F. Roche F 1m 3f 190yds 7 9-3 83 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Bluebell Stakes (Listed) Listed
Cork 18/10/20 Punters Poet K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 2m 3f u.r. 11-10 91 Fermoy H'cap H'dle
Leopardstown 17/10/20 Son Of Hypnos A.J. Farragher Hcp 1m 4f 3 9-5 78 Manguard Plus H'cap €1,100
Leopardstown 16/10/20 No Never Again L.F. Roche Mdn 1m 14 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) M'dn
Curragh 15/10/20 Fil The Power (GB) C.T. Keane Mdn 1m 4f 6 9-7 81 Equilux Costs Less Than 2 A Week M'dn €240
Punchestown 14/10/20 Empirion K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 2m p.u. 11-8 102 Stanley Asphalt H'cap H'dle
Cork 13/10/20 Starlight Dream C.T. Keane Mdn 1m 2f 1 9-2 79 Fermoy (Fillies) Maiden €6,600
Punchestown 13/10/20 Lucailem D.P. Maxwell MdnHdl 2m 4f 50yds 5 11-2 Ladbrokes Best Odds Guaranteed M'dn Hdle €360
Limerick 11/10/20 Mindsmadeup S.F. O'Keeffe HcpCh 3m 8 9-11 129 Ladbrokes Munster National H'cap S'chase (Grade A) Grade A
Curragh 11/10/20 Excuzio Joe D. McMonagle Hcp 1m 2 9-0 68 extra.ie Apprentice H'cap €2,200
Limerick 11/10/20 Formal Order (GB) S.W. Flanagan NovHdl 2m 5f 1 10-13 Bluegrass Horse Feed Novice H'dle (Listed) Listed €13,500
Limerick 10/10/20 Flaming Moon C.T. Keane Hcp 1m 7 9-4 93 Jim Ryan Racecourse Services H'cap
Limerick 10/10/20 Joe's Joy L.F. Roche Hcp 1m 3f 70yds 8 8-13 52 Munster National Tomorrow H'cap (Div 1)
Limerick 10/10/20 Master Matt (GB) Sam Ewing F 7f 5 9-6 83 LimerickRaces.ie Race €405
Navan 07/10/20 No Never Again R.C. Colgan Mdn 1m 7 9-7 NavanRacecourse.ie M'dn
Tipperary 04/10/20 Bective Cave K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 2m 6 11-3 123 Fitzgerald's Woodlands Hotel H'cap H'dle €320
Gowran-Park 02/10/20 Fulysse (FR) K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 2m 4f 6 11-12 100 Race Displays H'cap H'dle €200
Fairyhouse 01/10/20 Fil The Power (GB) C.T. Keane Mdn 1m 2f 2 9-7 78 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn (Div 1) €2,800
Fairyhouse 01/10/20 Excuzio Joe C.T. Keane Hcp 1m 2f 3 10-0 67 Visit Meath H'cap €1,000
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*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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