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 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 2019/2020263335€22,600€19,768€42,368
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 2019255223€47,188€19,260€66,448
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
Cork 17/08/19 Countess Matilda W.M. Lordan Hcp 5f 11 8-9 51 Pier 26 Supporting Marymount Hospice Hcp
Cork 17/08/19 Master Matt (GB) Hcp 5f 6 10-5 78 Pier 26 Supporting Marymount Hospice Hcp
Tramore 16/08/19 It Takes Time K.M. Smith NHF 2m 4 11-0 Brennan's Pharmacy INH Flat Race
Curragh 16/08/19 Master Matt (GB) A.J. Slattery Hcp 6f 2 7-13 78 TRM Kurasyn H'cap
Curragh 16/08/19 Bigz Belief D.P. McDonogh Mdn 7f 23 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med Auct M'dn
Kilbeggan 10/08/19 Don't Bet On It K.M. Smith NHF 2m 1 11-0 Lengthen Odds BetVictor INH Flat Race €6,300
Curragh 09/08/19 Countess Matilda R.C. Colgan Mdn 5f 8 9-0 Irish Stallion Farms EBF M'dn
Curragh 09/08/19 Master Matt (GB) W.J. Lee Hcp 5f 1 9-9 72 TRM Equine Nutrition H'cap €6,900
Sligo 08/08/19 It Takes Time K.M. Smith NHF 2m 2f 5 11-2 ISF EBF (M) (Pro-Am) INH Flat Race €330
Leopardstown 08/08/19 Master Matt (GB) A.J. Slattery Hcp 6f 5 8-6 72 Fitzers Catering H'cap €375
Galway 04/08/19 Bigz Belief C.D. Hayes Mdn 7f 13 8-11 Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction M'dn
Galway 03/08/19 One Cool Poet W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 3f 180yds 1 9-12 66 McDonogh Capital Investments H'cap €10,200
Galway 03/08/19 Springsteen's Girl J.J. Codd NHF 2m 7 11-4 Galway Centre Irish EBF INH(M) Flat Race
Galway 03/08/19 Maeve's Choice B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 2m 6f 168yds 6 10-0 124 Galway Shopping Centre H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €2,400
Galway 01/08/19 One Cool Poet W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 4f 1 10-2 66 Open Gate Pure Brew H'cap €10,200
Galway 31/07/19 Bective Cave M.J. O'Hare Mdn 1m 4f 43yds 14 11-9 Play The Tote Trifecta (Q.R.) M'dn
Galway 30/07/19 One Cool Poet W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 123yds 1 9-10 66 Caulfield Industrial H'cap €10,200
Wexford 26/07/19 Miracle Way A.W. Short HcpHdl 3m 4 11-0 88 Flood Ironworks Ltd. H'cap H'dle €525
Wexford 26/07/19 It Takes Time K.M. Smith NHF 2m 4 11-2 Irish Stallion Farms EBF(M)INH Flat Race €550
Down-Royal 26/07/19 Master Matt (GB) C.D. Hayes Hcp 5f 12 8-4 72 Magners Irish Cider H'cap

*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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