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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
10 of 13 16 Apr 2024 SCNE CARING LASS $16 BM66 1700m $27,000 GRANT BUCKLEY 1:42.85
11 of 11 16 Apr 2024 SCNE SPLIT DECISION $2.9 BM66 1000m $27,000 REBECCA BRONETT PRAG 0:57.40
9 of 12 16 Apr 2024 SCNE NOBLE ONE $9.0 MDN 1400m $27,000 ALYSHA COLLETT 1:24.18
3 of 11 16 Apr 2024 SCNE DE LUCA $3.5 MDN 900m $27,000 ASHLEY MORGAN 0:51.08
2 of 10 13 Apr 2024 ARAT JIMMY MANOLO $4.0 BM0-58 2206m $27,000 FRED W KERSLEY 2:18.12
4 of 10 13 Apr 2024 NCLE FLOODGATES $3.5 FM MDN 1200m $42,000 KEAGAN LATHAM 1:11.50
2 of 11 13 Apr 2024 ARAT CORDIALITY $8.0 3U BM0-58 1106m $27,000 CHLOE AZZOPARDI 1:05.00
8 of 8 13 Apr 2024 NCLE TIME FOR GOLD $51 MDN 1500m $60,000 GRANT BUCKLEY 1:31.35
6 of 11 12 Apr 2024 CANB SUPER SUGOI $5.5 MDN 1300m $22,000 DANNY BEASLEY 1:17.73
3 of 11 12 Apr 2024 CANB AMPLE TIME $12 MDN 1300m $22,000 REBECCA BRONETT PRAG 1:17.73

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 40.0% 0 40.0% 5 $116,600 0 0 0 0 $2.30
DANNY BEASLEY 1 11.1% 3 44.4% 9 $28,610 0 0 0 0 $0.56
GRANT BUCKLEY 1 16.7% 1 33.3% 6 $27,725 0 0 0 0 $0.45
DYLAN GIBBONS 1 16.7% 2 50.0% 6 $67,825 0 0 0 0 $1.50
CHLOE AZZOPARDI 1 50.0% 1 100.0% 2 $15,590 0 0 0 0 $4.00
ALYSHA COLLETT 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 9 $8,180 0 0 0 0 -
REBECCA BRONETT PRAG 0 0.0% 3 37.5% 8 $9,525 0 0 0 0 -
ROBBIE DOWNEY 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 4 $3,950 0 0 0 0 -
ASHLEY MORGAN 0 0.0% 1 33.3% 3 $4,800 0 0 0 0 -
WINONA COSTIN 0 0.0% 3 100.0% 3 $13,050 0 0 0 0 -
JAY FORD 0 0.0% 1 33.3% 3 $10,475 0 0 0 0 -
A CALDER 0 0.0% 2 66.7% 3 $11,850 0 0 0 0 -
JASON COLLETT 0 0.0% 2 66.7% 3 $40,000 0 0 0 0 -
KEAGAN LATHAM 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 2 $3,125 0 0 0 0 -
MITCHELL BELL 0 0.0% 1 50.0% 2 $9,750 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 10.3% 98 32.7% 437 $1,868,217 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 14.0% 46 33.6% 235 $744,915 0 0 0 0 $0.65
JEFF PENZA 32 16.9% 41 38.6% 189 $563,115 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 10.6% 55 35.8% 218 $520,070 0 0 0 0 $0.66
JASON COLLETT 23 11.4% 67 44.8% 201 $1,920,210 0 0 1 1 $0.52
ASHLEY MORGAN 17 11.3% 37 36.0% 150 $563,920 0 0 0 0 $0.57
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
DYLAN GIBBONS 14 11.6% 28 34.7% 121 $1,612,642 0 0 2 0 $0.71
BLAKE SHINN 14 18.2% 25 50.6% 77 $1,134,765 0 0 0 0 $1.12
HUGH BOWMAN 14 18.2% 16 39.0% 77 $592,360 0 1 0 0 $1.12
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 48 11.3% 106 36.2% 425 $4,522,400 0 0 1 0 $0.63
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 688 11.8% 1400 23.9% 5852 $34,274,179 5 5 6 10 $0.70

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