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 2021/2022120202€0€5,200€5,200
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 2021/20221018101010€52,800€61,610€114,410
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 2021726667€66,000€54,880€120,880
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
Punchestown 16/01/22 Fairy Tree L.A. McKenna MdnHdl 2m 9 11-0 20% Off Festival Tickets M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Punchestown 16/01/22 Faithfulflyer K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 15 12-0 20% Off Festival Tickets M'dn H'dle (Div 2)
Dundalk 14/01/22 No Never Again Siobhan Rutledge Hcp 2m 7 8-8 50 Dundalk Winter Series Championship Hcap
Dundalk 14/01/22 Mads Black Eights R.C. Colgan Mdn 1m 2f 150yds 4 9-5 63 Follow Us On Twitter @DundalkStadium Mdn
Punchestown 31/12/21 Cafe Con Leche HcpHdl 2m 3f 30yds 10 11-0 120 Tote Supporting Punchestown H'cap H'dle
Punchestown 31/12/21 Bigz Belief Sam Ewing HcpHdl 2m 3f 30yds 3 10-10 119 Tote Supporting Punchestown H'cap H'dle €1,600
Leopardstown 28/12/21 I Am Spider Man P.J. Carberry MdnHdl 2m 4f 11 11-9 Savills M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 28/12/21 Dartan (GB) K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 4f 7 11-9 Savills M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 28/12/21 Ronald Pump (GB) K.M. Donoghue Hdl 3m 7 11-12 156 Dornan Engineering Christmas H'dle (Grade 1) Grade 1
Leopardstown 27/12/21 Susans Sensation J. Dunne NHF 2m 4f 4 11-9 Paddy Power Love A Pint INH Flat Race €600
Down-Royal 26/12/21 Light Heidi T. Ryan MdnHdl 2m 4f 50yds 7 10-8 I.N.H. Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Down-Royal 26/12/21 Ragin Cajun N. McParlan BegCh 2m 4f p.u. 12-0 Irish Stall. Farms EBF Beginners S'chase
Leopardstown 26/12/21 Flaming Moon K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 2 11-9 Leopardstown M'dn H'dle €3,000
Leopardstown 26/12/21 Kudbegood P.J. Carberry MdnHdl 2m 16 12-0 Thorntons Recycling M'dn H'dle
Navan 18/12/21 I Am Spider Man P.J. Carberry MdnHdl 2m 16 11-9 Navan Ford M'dn H'dle
Navan 18/12/21 Light Heidi MdnHdl 2m 16 11-7 Irish Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Navan 18/12/21 Faithfulflyer R.P. Treacy MdnHdl 2m 4f 14 12-0 Mervyn Gray Construction M'dn H'dle
Naas 16/12/21 Forest Pump K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 2f 187yds 7 11-9 BetVictor Loyalty Club M'dn H'dle
Dundalk 15/12/21 Mads Black Eights L.F. Roche Mdn 1m 4f 13 9-6 64 Crowne Plaza Hotel M'dn
Dundalk 15/12/21 Kudbegood W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 2 10-0 62 View Restaurant At Dundalk H'cap (Div 2) €2,000

*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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