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 2019/2020326335€37,000€20,573€57,573
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 2019346233€137,188€30,890€168,078
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
Ballinrobe 20/09/19 Bective Cave R.M. Power HcpHdl 2m 2f 26yds 1 11-8 98 Paddy Smyth Memorial H'cap H'dle
Galway 17/09/19 Warnaq R.C. Colgan F 1m 4f 42yds 3 9-7 91 Ardilaun Hotel Oyster Stakes (Listed) Listed €5,000
Curragh 15/09/19 One Cool Poet W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 2f 1 9-3 90 Ir. Stal. Farms EBF 'Northfields' H'cap €90,000
Curragh 15/09/19 Master Matt (GB) S.P. Davis Hcp 6f 16 8-2 83 Ir.Stal.Farms EBF 'Bold Lad' Sprint Hcap
Leopardstown 14/09/19 One Cool Poet W.J. Lee Hcp 1m 4f 180yds 10 9-7 90 Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Petingo' H'cap
Listowel 13/09/19 Mindsmadeup R.M. Power HcpHdl 3m 1 11-7 103 Paud, Sarah & Mary Fitzmaurice Hcap Hdle €8,400
Listowel 13/09/19 Empirion R.P. Treacy MdnHdl 2m 4f 11 11-7 John J.Galvin M'dn H'dle
Listowel 12/09/19 Maeve's Choice R.M. Power HcpHdl 3m u.r. 11-6 124 Devon Inn Hotel H'cap H'dle
Listowel 09/09/19 Warnaq C.T. Keane F 1m 1f 6 9-4 91 Edmund & Josie Whelan Mem. Listowel Stks (Listed) Listed €1,000
Cork 01/09/19 Countess Matilda C.T. Keane Hcp 7f 6 8-12 48 Matchbook Straight Seven H'cap €210
Down-Royal 30/08/19 Bective Cave R.M. Power HcpHdl 2m 100yds 1 11-5 88 Hovis H'cap H'dle €6,000
Curragh 23/08/19 Countess Matilda Karen Kenny Hcp 6f 63yds 10 7-11 48 TRM Calphormin H'cap
Sligo 20/08/19 Miracle Way A.W. Short HcpHdl 3m 6 9-12 88 Adare Manor Opportunity H'cap H'dle €280
Cork 17/08/19 Master Matt (GB) K.J. Manning Hcp 5f 6 10-8 78 Pier 26 Supporting Marymount Hospice Hcp €220
Cork 17/08/19 Countess Matilda W.M. Lordan Hcp 5f 11 8-9 51 Pier 26 Supporting Marymount Hospice Hcp
Curragh 16/08/19 Bigz Belief D.P. McDonogh Mdn 7f 23 9-5 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Med Auct M'dn
Curragh 16/08/19 Master Matt (GB) A.J. Slattery Hcp 6f 2 7-13 78 TRM Kurasyn H'cap €5,200
Tramore 16/08/19 It Takes Time K.M. Smith NHF 2m 4 11-0 Brennan's Pharmacy INH Flat Race €525
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

*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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