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MATTHEW SMITH

  • Australia

Matthew Smith paid his way to Ireland to work with trainers in the UK, eventually taking up a position with Aiden O'Brien.

Initially a track rider, Matthew Smith quickly progressed through the ranks to become Aidan's Assistant Trainer, working alongside his quietly spoken mentor for two and a half years as Ballydoyle emerged as the world's premier racing stable.

The opportunity to learn a new style of racehorse preparation in the United States proved tempting and Matthew elected to continue his education as Assistant Trainer for Niall O'Callaghan. With O'Callaghan constantly moving between stables in different states Matthew was left to manage a string of 30 horses and staff.

Smith then moved back to Australia to work as a stable foreman for Bart Cummings for almost five years before taking out his own license with almost a decade of experience behind him.

In 2008 Smith won his first Group race with Krupt in the Todman Stakes, going on to claim his first Group 1 with Hurtle Myrtle in the 2011 Myer Classic.

First Runner 18 Jan 2003
Selliastrike (NZ)  
Newcastle (Aus)  |  Hunter Imaging Group X Ray Mdn
First Win 22 Feb 2003
Adventurous Rose (Aus)
Kembla Grange (Aus)  |  Gymea Tradies Club Hcp (C1)
Best Horse :
FIERCE IMPACT (Timeform Rating 121)
First Group Win (G1):
HURTLE MYRTLE (29 Oct 2011)

MATTHEW SMITH's Career

Latest Runners

FP Date Course Runner Div Type Distance PM AUD $ Jockey Time
6 of 7 02 Mar 2024 NCLE SCALEXTRICS $8.0 CL1 1300m $42,000 BENJAMIN OSMOND 1:17.72
1 of 9 02 Mar 2024 RAND FLOATING $6.5 3U BM88 2000m $160,000 ZAC LLOYD 2:04.36
2 of 10 02 Mar 2024 TUNC JIMMY MANOLO $4.0 BM50 1605m $16,000 REBECCA BRONETT PRAG 1:40.65
3 of 9 02 Mar 2024 RAND MIRACLE SPIN $3.5 3U BM88 2000m $160,000 JASON COLLETT 2:04.36
8 of 11 02 Mar 2024 NCLE INVADER'S GIRL $26 MDN 1600m $42,000 ROBBIE DOWNEY 1:38.41
6 of 8 01 Mar 2024 GOUL NOCTUA $15 MDN 1500m $27,000 ROBBIE DOWNEY 1:30.19
2 of 11 01 Mar 2024 M V ZAMBRERO $7.5 3U BM64 2040m $60,000 BLAKE SHINN 2:06.45
7 of 12 24 Feb 2024 RHIL FRILLED $6.0 3U BM94 1100m $160,000 KERRIN MCEVOY 1:04.59
3 of 7 24 Feb 2024 GOSF MISS LENORR $16 BM64 1600m $42,000 A CALDER 1:39.65
3 of 11 24 Feb 2024 ORAN DELORIS $21 MDN 1610m $16,000 REBECCA BRONETT PRAG 1:36.98

Jockey Statistics

Last 100 Rides
Career
Jockey Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Runners PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
ZAC LLOYD 2 50.0% 1 75.0% 4 $198,800 0 0 0 0 $3.38
ROBBIE DOWNEY 1 11.1% 0 11.1% 9 $22,525 0 0 0 0 $0.94
GRANT BUCKLEY 1 14.3% 1 28.6% 7 $28,225 0 0 0 0 $0.38
DANNY BEASLEY 1 16.7% 1 33.3% 6 $23,180 0 0 0 0 $0.92
JAMES ORMAN 1 100.0% 0 100.0% 1 $48,800 0 0 0 0 $3.00
MITCHELL BELL 1 100.0% 0 100.0% 1 $20,550 0 0 0 0 $1.70
REBECCA BRONETT PRAG 0 0.0% 3 25.0% 12 $16,700 0 0 0 0 -
ASHLEY MORGAN 0 0.0% 3 37.5% 8 $24,350 0 0 0 0 -
JEAN VAN OVERMEIRE 0 0.0% 3 42.9% 7 $11,500 0 0 0 0 -
JASON COLLETT 0 0.0% 3 50.0% 6 $58,200 0 0 0 0 -
TYLER SCHILLER 0 0.0% 2 33.3% 6 $48,200 0 0 0 0 -
DYLAN GIBBONS 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 5 $12,725 0 0 0 0 -
KERRIN MCEVOY 0 0.0% 2 66.7% 3 $46,700 0 0 0 0 -
MICHAEL DEE 0 0.0% 2 100.0% 2 $42,750 0 0 0 0 -
NASH RAWILLER 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 2 $14,875 0 0 0 0 -
Jockey Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Runners PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
JAY FORD 45 10.4% 97 32.7% 434 $1,857,742 0 0 0 1 $0.73
BLAKE SPRIGGS 41 15.6% 75 44.1% 263 $1,136,815 0 0 0 0 $0.73
MITCHELL BELL 33 14.2% 45 33.5% 233 $735,165 0 0 0 0 $0.66
JEFF PENZA 32 17.0% 41 38.8% 188 $562,365 0 0 0 0 $0.87
KATHY O'HARA 24 10.7% 45 30.8% 224 $1,517,395 0 0 1 1 $1.04
GRANT BUCKLEY 23 10.7% 54 36.0% 214 $514,045 0 0 0 0 $0.67
JASON COLLETT 23 11.5% 66 44.5% 200 $1,897,810 0 0 1 1 $0.53
ASHLEY MORGAN 17 11.6% 36 36.1% 147 $559,120 0 0 0 0 $0.58
GREG RYAN 17 25.8% 20 56.1% 66 $276,515 0 0 0 0 $0.97
BLAIKE MCDOUGALL 15 21.7% 18 47.8% 69 $277,600 0 0 0 0 $0.76
HUGH BOWMAN 14 18.2% 16 39.0% 77 $592,360 0 1 0 0 $1.12
BLAKE SHINN 14 18.4% 25 51.3% 76 $1,134,765 0 0 0 0 $1.13
DYLAN GIBBONS 13 11.2% 26 33.6% 116 $1,546,442 0 0 2 0 $0.67
JEAN VAN OVERMEIRE 13 14.3% 17 33.0% 91 $390,555 0 0 0 0 $0.64
TIM CLARK 13 16.0% 12 30.9% 81 $604,465 0 0 1 0 $1.32

Seasons Summary Statistics

Season Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Runners PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
2023/24 44 12.8% 81 36.3% 344 $4,112,060 0 0 1 0 $0.70
2022/23 100 12.2% 204 37.2% 817 $5,862,800 0 1 0 2 $0.66
2021/22 77 11.6% 155 34.9% 664 $4,650,387 1 0 1 0 $0.64
2020/21 51 9.4% 135 34.4% 541 $3,645,120 1 1 1 2 $0.61
2019/20 60 14.0% 79 32.5% 428 $3,994,510 2 0 0 0 $0.82
2018/19 38 11.3% 84 36.3% 336 $1,866,030 0 0 2 1 $0.84
2017/18 36 11.8% 81 38.5% 304 $1,342,310 0 0 1 0 $0.91
2016/17 42 11.4% 87 35.0% 369 $1,445,810 0 0 0 1 $0.68
2015/16 35 10.7% 83 36.1% 327 $1,375,570 0 0 0 2 $0.78
2014/15 31 12.0% 67 38.0% 258 $798,977 0 0 0 0 $0.80
Overall 684 11.9% 1375 23.8% 5771 $33,863,839 5 5 6 10 $0.70

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