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 2022/2023101201€13,200€5,800€19,000
Winter All Weather 2021/2022191202€7,200€5,750€12,950
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 2022/202312181134€65,100€43,055€108,155
National Hunt 2021/202214610121411€67,500€91,495€158,995
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 2022829656€92,100€30,195€122,295
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
Dundalk 18/01/23 Eruption G.F. Carroll Hcp 6f 5 9-11 60 Crowne Plaza Dundalk Race & Stay Hcp (Div 2) €300
Dundalk 18/01/23 Fairy Tree W.J. Lee Mdn 1m 4f 7 9-7 M'dn
Dundalk 13/01/23 Mads Black Eights J. Coen Hcp 1m 4f 11 9-3 69 Apprentice H'cap
Naas 08/01/23 Leading Flame J.B. Foley MdnHdl 1m 7f 194yds 24 11-12 INH Stallion Owners EBF M'dn H'dle
Dundalk 06/01/23 Mads Black Eights Sam Ewing Hcp 1m 2f 150yds 2 9-7 69 Book Online At H'cap €2,200
Fairyhouse 01/01/23 Greatmindstinkalik B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 2m 7f 165yds 6 11-1 86 Tote+ Pays You More At Hcap Hdle €260
Punchestown 31/12/22 Wat Ua Doin D.J. O'Keeffe HcpHdl 2m 3f 120yds 17 10-2 116 Never Beaten Tara H'cap H'dle (Grade B) Grade B
Leopardstown 26/12/22 Cozone (GB) J.B. Foley MdnHdl 2m 16 11-12 Thorntons Recycling M'dn H'dle
Cork 11/12/22 Moonovercloon Sam Ewing HcpHdl 2m 4f 5 11-5 105 Bar One Racing H'cap H'dle €345
Cork 11/12/22 Greatmindstinkalik Sam Ewing HcpHdl 2m 4f 11 11-0 88 Finbarr Quaid Electrical Nov H'cap H'dle
Tramore 06/12/22 Wat Ua Doin HcpHdl 2m 5f 1 12-0 109 Book A Table For New Years (M) Hcap Hdle €6,600
Fairyhouse 04/12/22 Flaming Moon D.E. Mullins HcpHdl 2m 15 10-10 124 BARONERACING.COM H'cap H'dle (Grade A) Grade A
Fairyhouse 03/12/22 Bigz Belief K.M. Donoghue HcpHdl 2m 4f 40yds 6 11-9 124 Kevin Sheedy Raceday 17 Dec H'cap H'dle €320
Dundalk 02/12/22 Cozone (GB) C.D. Hayes Hcp 1m 4f 4 9-4 84 Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk H'cap €1,100
Dundalk 30/11/22 Mads Black Eights Sam Ewing Hcp 1m 4f 13 9-12 69 View Restaurant At Dundalk Stadium H'cap
Punchestown 29/11/22 Gigantamax Eevee L.A. McKenna MdnHdl 2m 5f 150yds 11 10-7 Connolly's RED MILLS EBF Auct. M'dn H'dl
Punchestown 29/11/22 Excuzio Joe Sam Ewing MdnHdl 2m 57yds 10 11-5 William Hill Play Responsibly M'dn H'dle (Div 1)
Gowran-Park 26/11/22 Nouliak (FR) P.J. Carberry MdnHdl 2m 15 11-12 Proficient Engineering Irish EBF Mdn Hdl
Dundalk 25/11/22 Cozone (GB) C.D. Hayes Hcp 2m 1 8-13 80 William Hill Pick Your Places H'cap €13,200
Thurles 24/11/22 Moonovercloon B.J. Cooper HcpHdl 2m 4f 156yds p.u. 11-11 106 H'cap H'dle

*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).