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 2019/2020417537€43,900€28,673€72,573
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 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
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Empirion A.W. Short HcpHdl 2m 4f 8 10-13 92 Book Tickets At H'cap Hdle
Fairyhouse 12/11/19 Ronald Pump (GB) A.W. Short BegCh 2m 5f 1 11-9 Fairyhouse Membership Beginners S'chase
Navan 10/11/19 Mal De Mer A.W. Short MdnHdl 2m 4f 13 11-2 P.S. Supplies Doors & Floors M'dn H'dle
Navan 10/11/19 The Church Gate K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 2m 6f 4 11-10 114 H'cap H'dle €600
Naas 03/11/19 Warnaq R.C. Colgan F 1m 3f 180yds 1 9-0 97 Finale Stakes (Listed) Listed €27,000
Dundalk 01/11/19 Master Matt (GB) K.J. Leonard Hcp 6f 7 8-8 82 Dundalk - Light Up Your Night H'cap
Galway 28/10/19 Bigz Belief C.T. Keane Hcp 7f 5 8-12 58 H'cap €360
Galway 28/10/19 Countess Matilda N.M. Crosse Hcp 1m 3f 180yds 13 8-2 44 Reaneys of Galway Supporting NUIG H'cap (Div 1)
Navan 23/10/19 Master Matt (GB) S.M. Crosse Hcp 5f 164yds 3 8-13 83 Like Navan On Facebook H'cap €1,700
Navan 23/10/19 Bonnie Park N.M. Crosse Hcp 5f 8 8-3 35 Arkle Bar H'cap
Curragh 22/10/19 Bigz Belief W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 6 8-13 58 Happy Halloween Nursery H'cap €220
Curragh 22/10/19 Countess Matilda C.P. Hoban Hcp 7f 18 8-6 45 Thank You For Your Support In 2019 H'cap (Div 1)
Naas 20/10/19 Flaming Moon N.M. Crosse Hcp 6f 6 8-2 83 Tally-Ho EBF Birdcatcher Premier Nursery €1,000
Naas 20/10/19 Warnaq C.T. Keane F 1m 3f 190yds 2 9-6 94 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Bluebell Stakes (Listed) Listed €11,000
Leopardstown 19/10/19 One Cool Poet W.J. Lee F 1m 2f 6 9-7 100 Trigo Stakes (Listed) Listed €900
Gowran-Park 14/10/19 Bigz Belief R.C. Colgan Hcp 7f 4 8-12 58 Gowran Park Racing Club Nursery H'cap €550
Fairyhouse 12/10/19 It Takes Time K.M. Smith NHF 2m 10 10-10 The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction Fla
Navan 09/10/19 Flaming Moon C.T. Keane Mdn 5f 164yds 1 9-5 Arkle Bar Median Auction M'dn €7,200
Gowran-Park 05/10/19 Mindsmadeup S.W. Flanagan HcpHdl 3m 4 10-3 113 Kilkenny Racing Festival H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B €2,500
Gowran-Park 04/10/19 Don't Bet On It K.M. Smith NHF 2m 14 11-6 ISF EBF Mucklemeg (Mares) INH Flat Race (Listed) Listed

*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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