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 2020/20217011639€107,400€44,275€151,675
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 202120001€0€500€500
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
Leopardstown 11/04/21 Gonna Go Viral Sam Ewing Mdn 1m 11 9-2 Leopardstown M'dn
Fairyhouse 05/04/21 Bigz Belief D.P. Maxwell HcpHdl 2m p.u. 10-7 123 Farmhouse Foods Novice H'cap H'dle
Dundalk 31/03/21 No Thanks (GB) Sam Ewing Hcp 2m 4 9-7 60 HOLLYWOODBETS HORSE RACING H'cap €500
Curragh 21/03/21 Flaming Moon R.C. Colgan Hcp 5f 11 9-13 99 Paddy Power From The Horse’s Mouth H'cap
Thurles 20/03/21 Lord Schnitzel P.J. Carberry BegCh 2m 6f 4 12-0 131 Horse & Jockey Beginners S'chase €550
Down-Royal 17/03/21 No Thanks (GB) D.P. Maxwell HcpHdl 2m 3f 105yds 1 11-8 89 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle €7,500
Navan 13/03/21 Lough Manor D.P. Maxwell MdnHdl 2m 8 11-0 Navan Members M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Navan 13/03/21 Bigz Belief D.P. Maxwell HcpHdl 2m 1 10-4 114 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle €9,900
Leopardstown 08/03/21 One Cool Poet S.D. Torrens HcpHdl 2m 4 11-8 103 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle €675
Leopardstown 07/03/21 Lough Manor D.P. Maxwell MdnHdl 2m 4f p.u. 11-2 TRM Equine Nutrition (Mares) M'dn H'dle
Leopardstown 07/03/21 He's Ok K.M. Donoghue MdnHdl 2m 4f 13 12-0 Donohoe Marquees M'dn H'dle
Navan 21/02/21 Ragin Cajun P. Townend HcpHdl 2m 5f 7 12-0 102 Ladbrokes Safer Gambling H'cap H'dle
Dundalk 17/02/21 Daddy's Gal (USA) Sam Ewing Hcp 1m 4f 14 8-8 48 H'cap (Div 2)
Dundalk 05/02/21 Ellie A Sam Ewing Mdn 1m 11 8-9 Join Us Instagram @dundalk_stadium M'dn
Naas 31/01/21 Bigz Belief P.J. Carberry HcpHdl 1m 7f 151yds 6 9-13 114 Celebrating The 2020 ITBA Awards Hcp Hdl €290
Dundalk 22/01/21 Daddy's Gal (USA) P.A. Harnett Hcp 1m 4f 13 8-7 49 H'cap
Clonmel 19/01/21 Lord Schnitzel K.M. Donoghue NovHdl 2m 3f 50yds p.u. 11-10 123 Munster Rated Novice Hdle
Fairyhouse 12/01/21 Wavylake K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 2m 4f 14 11-6 86 Fairyhouse Committee H'cap H'dle (Div 2)
Dundalk 11/01/21 Punters Poet R.C. Colgan Hcp 2m 10 9-5 50 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk H'cap (Div 1)
Dundalk 11/01/21 Ellie A Sam Ewing Mdn 7f 10 8-9 Follow Us On Twitter @DundalkStadium Mdn

*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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