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Gerry’s Faith Goes Pubblico

Gerry Harvey is the first to concede that commercial breeding is a numbers game and marvels at the enormous books that some stallions cover each year, citing horses like Deep Field and Rubick.

Both first season sires, Deep Field was the busiest stallion in Australia last spring with 257 mares, while Rubick wasn’t too far behind with 213.

Allowing for the tremendous advances in technology, Harvey muses over the vast differences in workloads between the current day stallion and those of yesteryear: “Both Star Kingdom and Todman would not have covered the same numbers in five seasons that they do today in one”.

Harvey believes that it was ‘numbers’ which cost his home-bred stallion, Conatus, any chance of commercial success, but was typically buoyant about the sire’s initial stakes victory on Saturday with Palazzo Pubblico in the Bright Shadow Handicap at Doomben.

Now trained at Warwick Farm by Matthew Smith, Palazzo Pubblico proved too good over the 1200m and the rising 5YO will eventually take her place among Harvey’s large broodmare band when her racing days are done.

For Conatus though it’s a case of better late than never. Bred by Harvey, Conatus boasts an immaculate pedigree, being a son of the legendary Danehill, from the multiple Group winning Rory’s Jester mare, Light Up the World, who is, in turn, a great granddaughter of the marvellous source, Denise’s Joy.

“He (Conatus) was actually a very fast horse. I had sold him as a yearling for $650,000 but there were a few complications and I ended up racing him,” Harvey recalls.

Only lightly raced, Conatus won four, but it wasn’t enough to stand him at the big end of town and Harvey sent the horse to David and Heather Pascoe’s Plaintree Farms in Queensland in 2004 at the completion of his racetrack career.

“I can only imagine what this horse would have done if he’d gotten big books every year. As it is, he’s done a pretty good job with what he’s had,” Harvey adds. “He’s produced over 100 winners (153 to be precise and at a more than reputable strike rate of 66% winners to runners), but the mares have dropped significantly in the last couple of years. He didn’t cover a mare last season and had only about 10 each for the two seasons before that.

“It’s just a fact of life that most stallions don’t really get a chance in terms of support.”

(Palazzo Pubblico is one of only 36 foals from the 2011 crop).

“Still, I really think Conatus will make it as a broodmare sire. I’ve kept around eight or 10 of his mares and he’s already on the board with the stakes winner, Telepathy (by Mossman), who is from Come on Klaire.”

Having stood Conatus for the past 12 years, Heather Pascoe was understandably excited about Palazzo Pubblico’s breakthrough and credits the turnaround to the mare’s new trainer: “Matt has done a great job with her and I was really happy for him after the race on Saturday – he deserves it, as does Gerry. And I think Gerry’s right on the money with keeping those Conatus mares.”

Pascoe was also quick to dispel the notion that Conatus had been put out to pasture, metaphorically speaking.

Channeling Mark Twain’s ‘reports of my death’ line, Pasoce said that an online article suggesting Conatus is no longer standing stud “is greatly exaggerated”.

“Conatus is still standing at Plaintree Farms and I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a bit more interest in him this spring. Maybe there’s another Palazzo Pubblico to come?”

There is certainly every chance that Palazzo Pubblico will enhance her resume before the start of the breeding season, but trainer Smith was cautious as to what’s next: “She usually likes three to four weeks between runs so she might start next in the June Stakes or at the back end of the Brisbane carnival.

“Saturday was a great result for the stable, but it was also terrific to win a stakes race for Gerry. He’s a tremendous bloke and a great supporter – not just of us trainers but the industry as a whole.”

Time will tell, but maybe Conatus will continue to repay the faith.



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[31 Aug 15] Frill Seeking will head to Canterbury.  more...

Hawkesbury Races This Saturday

[27 Aug 15] Pennington & Akumandi this Saturday  more...

Zin Zan Elsie Wins At Gosford

[25 Aug 15] Congratulations Team Zin Zan!  more...

Acupuncture In Horses

[24 Aug 15] In the highly competitive equine industry having the edge is having your horse feel its best when going into compete.   more...

Lumberjack Wins Impressively at Kembla Grange

[24 Aug 15] Lumberjack showed what he was made of in a very gutsy win on Saturday.  more...

Gosford Races This Tuesday

[24 Aug 15] Zin Zan Elsie & Positive Quest are racing at Gosford tomorrow.  more...

Randwick Races on Saturday

[20 Aug 15] Zayam will race at Randwick on Saturday over 2000m  more...

Lumberjack and Layo Layo Head To Kembla Grange on Saturday

[20 Aug 15] Lumberjack & Layo Layo will head to Kembla Grange this weekend  more...

This Week's Trial File

[12 Aug 15] Zin Zan Elsie trialled at Randwick on Monday.  more...

Life After Racing

[12 Aug 15] A lovely story on an old favourite retiree.  more...

Lumberjack's Debut at Newcastle

[10 Aug 15] A super first up effort by 4 Year Old son of More Than Ready.  more...

Trio to race at Newcastle

[06 Aug 15] Lumberjack, Royal Reggie and Positive Quest are racing at Newcastle on Saturday.  more...

Trial File - 10th August, 2015

[06 Aug 15] Zin Zan Elsie will trial on Monday at Randwick  more...

Hawkesbury Races This Thursday

[05 Aug 15] Frill Seeking and Layo Layo head to Hawkesbury.  more...

We are off to Goulburn today.

[04 Aug 15] I'm Trouble and Marked Man head to Goulburn.  more...

Warwick Farm Races On Wednesday

[04 Aug 15] Raise The Level & Quantrill to race at Warwick Farm on Wednesday  more...

Happy Birthday To Our Beloved Horses

[03 Aug 15] A great day was had by all celebrating the Horses' birthday on Sunday.  more...

Marilisa Wins At Gosford

[02 Aug 15] Marilisa won impressively at Gosford last Thursday.  more...

Marilisa Racing This Week

[27 Jul 15] Marilisa will race either at Gosford on Thursday or at Newcastle on Saturday over 1600m.  more...

WEEKEND RUNNERS - SATURDAY 25TH JULY, 2015

[23 Jul 15] Angel's Touch heads to Canterbury on Saturday.  more...

TRIAL FILE - WARWICK FARM - 24TH JULY, 2015

[23 Jul 15] Precocious to trial at Warwick Farm.  more...

Layo Layo Wins Impressively at Hawkesbury On Sunday.

[20 Jul 15] Layo Layo's consistent form paid off at Hawkesbury yesterday.  more...

Trial File - Randwick 17th July,2015

[16 Jul 15] Four stable mates head to the trials at Royal Randwick.  more...

This Weekend We Head To Kembla, Hawkesbury & Goulburn

[16 Jul 15] Good Luck to Pennington, Layo Layo & I'm Trouble  more...

Angel's Touch Wins at Wyong

[16 Jul 15] Angel's Touch went onto to win convincingly today.  more...

Why Not Join Us For The Horses Birthday?

[08 Jul 15] Come along and celebrate the horses birthday with us. Please click through to view our invitation.  more...

Marilisa & Royal Reggie To Run This Weekend

[25 Jun 15] This Saturday Marilisa & Royal Reggie are heading to Kembla Grange.  more...

Miss Allspice Wins Her Trial At Hawkesbury

[25 Jun 15] Miss Allspice headed to Hawkesbury to win her first ever trial on Monday  more...

Mousseux Places Second in Her Trial At Hawkesbury

[25 Jun 15] A great effort by Mousseux on Monday  more...

Precocious & Glowing Pioneer To Run This Weekend

[18 Jun 15] Last start winner, Precocious to race at Royal Randwick and Debutante Glowing Pioneer to race at Newcastle.   more...

Rogue Cal Man Redeems Himself

[18 Jun 15] Californian Man put his wayward antics behind him with a convincing win at Warwick Farm.  more...

Stryker x Pintle Colt at Trackwork

[17 Jun 15] Please click through to see the Stryker colt in action at Track work.   more...

Choisir x Academy Winner Filly at Track work

[17 Jun 15] Please click through to view footage of the Choisir Filly at Track work.  more...

Pluck x Talons Shown Colt at Trackwork

[17 Jun 15] Please click through to view video footage of the Pluck colt at track work.  more...

Stryker x Pintle Colt Footage

[10 Jun 15] Please click through to view footage.  more...

Pluck x Talons Shown Colt Footage

[10 Jun 15] Please click through to view footage.  more...

Helmet x Paris In The Fall Colt Footage

[10 Jun 15] Please click through to view footage.  more...

Pennington Wins at Goulburn

[09 Jun 15] Pennington wins her first start this preparation.  more...

Precocious Wins The First Race At Gosford.

[27 May 15] Precocious was impressive in her second start at Gosford on Tuesday.  more...

Matthew Smith Racing Yearling Parade

[25 May 15] This is your opportunity to become involved in an exciting crop of up and coming youngsters.  more...

Royal Adventure Does It Again

[30 Apr 15] Royal Adventure won dominantly at Canterbury yesterday.  more...

Impressive Win By Artistic Licence

[27 Apr 15] Artistic Licence won impressively at Bathurst on Saturday.  more...

Congratulations Princess Ailani

[17 Apr 15] Princess Ailani Wins Three From Three.  more...

A Winning Week At The Stable

[17 Apr 15] Royal Adventure's win kicks off a winning week.  more...

Joint Structure and Function

[16 Apr 15] There are three types of equine joints: synovial, fibrous, and cartilaginous. Click through to read more...  more...

Purchased Today At Inglis Easter Yearling Sale

[09 Apr 15] Lot 468- A striking colt by I Am Invincible x Sexyas  more...

48 HOURS OF FUN

[23 Mar 15] Five runners, four winners and a second.  more...

Charlie Who Wins On Debut

[20 Mar 15] A will to win and toughness, attributes you love to see in a race horse.......  more...

Guineas Day Luncheon

[16 Mar 15] Here are some snap shots from our Guineas Day Luncheon at Royal Randwick  more...

Taking Time Out

[08 Mar 15] Enjoying an outing to the beach.  more...

Princess Ailani to Slick at Newcastle

[07 Mar 15] Short price favourite Princess Ailani breaks her maiden at her second start.  more...

His Spirit Is Waiting For you

[25 Feb 15] Are you looking for an economical way to become involved in a horse that is ready to go to the races? This may be the opportunity for you.  more...

Why Not Join Us For Guineas Day?

[19 Feb 15] Come along and join us for a great day of racing and dining. Please click through to view the invitation  more...

Inglis Classic Happy Hunting Ground For MCS Racing

[06 Feb 15] Stable Star Hurtle Myrtle purchased for $55,000 from the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale which starts this Sunday at 12 noon.  more...

Zin Zan Eddie back to his best

[25 Jan 15] Zin Zan Eddie wins the last race on the card at Royal Randwick in convincing style  more...

Pluck x Talons Shown Colt

[13 Jan 15] Matthew Smith Secures Pluck x Talons Shown Colt at Magic Millions Sale  more...

Are you feeling rebellious?

[13 Jan 15] This exciting Leasing Opportunity may be for you  more...

The Horse's Digestive System

[05 Jan 15] Learn about how your horses digestive system works. Click through for more information  more...

TRIAL FILE - WARWICK FARM - Thursday January 8.

[05 Jan 15] Stable newcomers to join the triallers at Warwick Farm this coming Thursday.  more...

Frill Seeking unlucky fourth at Canterbury

[18 Dec 14] Proud owners Belinda Evans and Nina Davidson cheering home "Frilly" at Canterbury.  more...

Short head for Short Shift

[13 Dec 14] "Shorty" toughs it out.  more...

For something different..........

[12 Dec 14] Claudia Smith riding Vivian  more...

Impressive Magic Millions Youngsters

[12 Dec 14] Congrats x My Precious colt looks the goods!  more...

Skip Town ready to tackle stakes level in Ladies Day Cup

[05 Nov 14] Matthew Smith is confident Skip Town can handle the pressure of stakes racing when he lines up in the Listed $100,000 Ladies Day Cup.  more...

One Link In A Chain Reaction

[04 Nov 14] Dubleo three-year-old Chain Reaction breaks his maiden at Kembla Grange  more...

Appello All Class

[26 Oct 14] Testa Rossa filly goes two for two with Queanbeyan victory  more...

Serious Win By Improving Mare

[25 Oct 14] Choisir mare continues great run for the Matthew C Smith Stable  more...

Three Consecutive Winners

[17 Oct 14] Happy Valley produces a dead heat victory at Kembla  more...

Warwick Farm Win To Zayam

[15 Oct 14] The Matthew Smith import Zayam wins at second Australian start  more...

Appello Too Good On Debut

[14 Oct 14] Testa Rossa filly salutes for Matthew C Smith Racing  more...

Layo Layo looms large at Goulburn

[23 Sep 14] Blue-blooded Encosta de Lago mare Layo Layo breaks her maiden  more...

Queenian Wears The Crown at Warwick Farm

[11 Sep 14] Dubleo gelding Queenian produces classy victory at Warwick Farm  more...

The Girls Have Some Serious Fun at Muswellbrook

[09 Sep 14] Horses And High Heels raced mare wins again  more...

Hurtling to motherhood…again..

[02 Sep 14] We all remember the Matthew Smith-trained Group One winner Hurtle Myrtle; Melissa Smith catches up with her at Segenhoe Stud.  more...

Gutsy effort by our Joe

[27 Jul 14] Ragtime Cowboy Joe produces the goods for his team of owners.  more...

Chain Reaction Clears Out

[25 Jul 14] Dubleo gelding scores impressive trial victory  more...

Trial win for Fairyland

[14 Jul 14] Dubawi filly Fairyland starts off a good day of trial performances at Hawkesbury for the MCS team  more...

Rosehill victory for Skip Town

[29 Jun 14] Gonski five-year-old prevails at just second start for the MCS Stable  more...

Queenian Conquers Gosford

[21 Jun 14] Dubleo gelding Queenian impresses with length victory at Gosford  more...

Trial File – June 13th

[13 Jun 14] Make sure you check out the ones to watch from today's barrier trials!!  more...

Smith Has High Hopes For Krupt Progeny

[04 Jun 14] Matthew Smith now has much to look forward to with his progeny of Krupt  more...

Zin Zan Zooms Late

[25 May 14] Encouraging return from our Zizou four-year-old  more...

Miss World wins on debut

[24 May 14] Choisir filly too classy at Newcastle  more...

Gun fire at Bathurst

[23 May 14] Dane Shadow gelding records fourth win from only six starts  more...

Veselka defeats Emceeing

[17 May 14] Krupt two-year-olds finish one two in the opening race at Kembla  more...

Joe simply outstanding first up

[29 Apr 14] Ragtime Cowboy Joe delivers the goods first-up at Kembla  more...

Come and have some “Mossfun” with our “Mossman”

[10 Apr 14] Another Group One winner for the outstanding Mossman  more...

Hot Pistol fires once again!

[19 Mar 14] Dane Shadow three-year-old records back to back wins.  more...

No Frills victory!

[10 Mar 14] Three-year-old Sebring filly break her maiden in style  more...

Hot Pistol goes bang at Queanbeyan

[05 Mar 14] Dane Shadow three-year-old Hot Pistol wins impressively at his second career start  more...

Life after racing…

[28 Feb 14] The Matthew Smith-trained Winning Single found a great home after his racing career ended  more...

Dubleo mare makes the right “Change” at Nowra

[10 Feb 14] Recent stable acquisition Change salutes for the MCS Racing Stable  more...

Smith secures Classic colts..

[21 Jan 14] After a successful buying spree at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Matthew Smith headed to the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.  more...

Smith secures another four purchases from the Coast

[14 Jan 14] Congrats and Big Brown are the top selections for the MCS Racing Stable  more...

King of the kids…

[12 Jan 14] Testa Rossa sires the winner of the Magic Millions 2YO Classic – and also our stunning filly!!  more...

“Email Us” for the “Email Me” colt

[11 Jan 14] Mossman colt for Matthew Smith Racing purchased from the Magic Millions Yearling Sale  more...

Outstanding Testa Rossa filly heads to the MCS Racing Stable

[10 Jan 14] The first purchase by the MCS Racing Stable at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale is the first foal of a multiple stakes winner!  more...

Matthew Smith Open Day Pictures

[09 Jan 14] Here are some snap shots of the Open Day we held at the Matthew Smith Racing stable recently  more...

It’s that Magic time of the year…

[31 Dec 13] The 2014 Magic Millions Yearling Sale will commence on January 8th - get invovled with MCS Racing!!  more...

2014 Merry Christmas

[24 Dec 13] The MCS Racing Stables wishes everyone a Merry Christmas  more...

Magic aims for Mais Oui

[13 Dec 13] The Matthew Smith-trained Not A Single Doubt filly heads to Kembla on Saturday  more...

Chain Reaction set for Inglis Nursery

[12 Dec 13] Inglis Scone graduate Chain Reaction aims for $250,000 race for Matthew Smith  more...

It’s In Your Hands powers to victory

[23 Nov 13] One for one at Kembla Grange on Saturday for the MCS Team  more...

Smith sends six to Kembla

[16 Nov 13] With a team of six runners heading to Saturday’s Kembla Grange meeting, the Matthew Smith team have some very good chances.  more...

Choisir La Rouge wins trial

[12 Nov 13] Having won his previous trial at Warwick Farm over 808, on October 28, Choisir four-year-old Choisir La Rouge headed back for another trial  more...

Stable Open Day - AMENDED DATE!!

[08 Nov 13] ***Revised Date*** MCS Racing Stable invites you to our Stable Open Day, to be now held on Sunday December 1st  more...

Second victory for Nodeemn

[03 Nov 13] Nadeem gelding Nodeemn appreciates rise in distance  more...

Serious Fun for all at Bathurst

[01 Nov 13] The MCS Racing team headed to Bathurst on Friday and some Serious Fun was had by all!!  more...

Warwick Farm Trial File

[29 Oct 13] The MCS team headed to their home track of Warwick Farm on Tuesday for the trials  more...

More Than Ready to be a mum...

[28 Oct 13] Trained by Matthew Smith to Group One victory, Hurtle Myrtle produces her first foal  more...

Press Club breaks maiden

[13 Oct 13] Snippetson mare Press Club salutes at Kembla Grange  more...

Chip off the old block..

[10 Sep 13] Wilander filly shows pace just like her sire  more...

Two-year-old looking the goods

[09 Sep 13] As we head towards the first set of “official” two-year-old trials in the coming weeks, the MCS Racing Team is extremely happy with our youngsters  more...

My Boy, we're excited about this colt…

[08 Sep 13] Contact us to find out how you can race a Myboycharlie colt with the MCS Racing Stable!!  more...

No frills Cowboy after winning hat-trick

[03 Sep 13] Ragtime Cowboy Joe heads to Canterbury looking a a hat-trick of wins  more...

Mares head for greener pastures

[29 Aug 13] The former Matthew Smith-trained Combat Kitty and Cabernet have embarked on the next stage of their careers.  more...

Looking for some Serious Fun at Warwick Farm

[28 Aug 13] The Horses And High Heels Syndicate raced Serious Fun makes her three-year-old debut  more...

Kembla Duo

[22 Aug 13] On Saturday, the MCS team heads to Kembla Grange with two runners in the final event  more...

Milson a live chance

[20 Aug 13] Reset gelding Milson heads to Canterbury on Wednesday over 1900m  more...

Warwick Farm Trials

[17 Aug 13] The MCS Stable produced 14 trial performers at Warwick Farm last Friday   more...

Back-to-back victories for Ragtime

[10 Aug 13] Oh Oklahoma gelding Ragtime Cowboy Joe wins his third race from his last five starts  more...

Two for Canterbury

[06 Aug 13] Cool Maverick and Milson head to Canterbury on Wednesday to fly the flag for the MCS team  more...

"Working hard”..

[01 Aug 13] Check out the footage of Matthew Smith’s two-year-old colt  more...

Ragtime Cowboy Joe salutes at Newcastle

[27 Jul 13] Second race victory for three-year-old Oh Oklahoma gelding  more...

Breeding Beat..

[25 Jul 13] Blue-blood mare Fonssagrives heads to the trials this Friday  more...

Warwick Farm trials – July 26

[24 Jul 13] Matthew Smith team head to Friday’s trials with a team of nine nominated to trial  more...

Why don’t you make an ‘Exclusive Bid’

[23 Jul 13] When you’re a full-brother to one of the up and coming stars on the stable, everyone wants to be involved – don’t miss out!  more...

My Boy this colt is something special..

[23 Jul 13] Shares available in this Inglis Classic purchased colt   more...

Hurtle Myrtle - where is she now?

[22 Jul 13] Trained by Matthew Smith during her race career, Group One Myer Classic winner Hurtle Myrtle is ready to be a mum  more...

City or bust, Smith puts fast filly to the test but eyes bigger prize

[13 Jul 13] Shaft filly puts spring carnival riches on the line at Warwick Farm  more...

Princess Series Audition For Short Shift

[11 Jul 13] Matthew Smith-trained Short Shift will contest the Princess Series during the Spring Racing Carnival if she impresses at Warwick Farm this Saturday.  more...

Agreed with that result...

[08 Jul 13] Trial victory for daughter of Dylan Thomas  more...

Trial time

[25 Jun 13] Three exciting MCS prospects are set to trial this Friday at Randwick  more...

Smith secures full sister to Zin Zan Eddie from Winter Classic Yearling Sale

[24 Jun 13] Heading to the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Winter Book on June 23, the MCS stable secured an impressive chestnut filly  more...

Matthew Smith secures Classic Winter yearling

[23 Jun 13] Bon Hoffa filly set to join the MCS Stable  more...

Another Step On Road Back For Kitty

[15 Jun 13] Niggling issues have thwarted the promising career of Combat Kitty but trainer Matthew Smith remains optimistic she can make up for lost time  more...

Gone Platinum puts in another great effort

[05 Jun 13] Snippetson filly keeps her excellent recent form intact with a fine effort at Canterbury  more...

Smith secures three at Scone

[30 May 13] Matthew Smith purchases three colts at the Inglis Scone Select yearling sale  more...

Ragtime a maiden no more

[11 May 13] Three-year-old Oh Oklahoma gelding Ragtime Cowboy Joe breaks his maiden   more...

Stable stats a winner

[11 May 13] Having a quick look through some recent results achieved by the Matthew Smith Stable, you note what an excellent strike rate he has  more...

Kitty looking to pounce at Rosehill

[10 May 13] Stakes-winning General Nediym races first up on Saturday  more...

Street Sense colt secured from Easter

[06 May 13] The Matthew Smith Stable secured the three-quarter brother a Group Three winner at Easter more...   more...

Short Shift too classy at Muswellbrook

[04 May 13] The Magic Cross Syndicate-owned Shaft filly explodes to victory  more...

Short Shift looking for winning debut

[02 May 13] The Magic Cross Syndicate could get off to a winning start with Shaft filly Short Shift  more...

Nowra double for MCS

[28 Apr 13] The Matthew Smith team sent three to the Nowra on Sunday, recording a winning double  more...

Short Shift even MORE impressive

[27 Apr 13] With shares still available in the Magic Cross Syndicate, Shaft filly Short Shift gives you even more reason to get involved!!  more...

Trial File

[26 Apr 13] Zin Zan Eddie and Combat Kitty highlight a big team of trial performers for the Matt Smith Stable  more...

Choisir La Rouge wins on debut

[24 Apr 13] Exciting 3yo Choisir gelding produces the goods for the Matthew Smith Stable   more...

Choisir La Rouge on debut

[23 Apr 13] Three-year-old Choisir gelding looks set to make a winning debut  more...

Short Shift a trial winner

[15 Apr 13] Shaft filly Short Shift, one of the three horses offered in the Matthew C Smith partnership has had her first trial and won!  more...

Easter Day One

[10 Apr 13] The Matthew Smith stable secured three lovely yearlings on day one at Easter  more...

Three from three

[09 Apr 13] What a day at Nowra for the Matthew Smith Racing stable with three winners from three runners at Nowra  more...

Get involved in the Magic Cross

[04 Apr 13] Race three outstanding prospects with the Matthew C Smith Racing Stable  more...

Newcastle on Saturday

[29 Mar 13] The Matthew Smith stable heads to Newcastle on Saturday with two runners  more...

Press Club to Hawkesbury

[27 Mar 13] Three-year-old Snippetson filly makes her debut on March 28  more...

Happy Valley powers to Newcastle win

[23 Mar 13] The Matthew Smith-trained Dubleo gelding records his second win from just three starts  more...

Weekend Runners

[21 Mar 13] The Matthew Smith team heads to Newcastle on Saturday with four very good chances  more...

Wilander filly for MCS Racing

[18 Mar 13] The Matthew Smith Racing Stable purchased a chestnut filly at the Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale  more...

Trial File…

[17 Mar 13] The Matthew Smith Racing stable have had a few exciting trial performances recently..  more...

Serious Fun set for Sweet Embrace

[16 Mar 13] The Horses And High Syndicate-owned Serious Funs races at Warwick Farm on Saturday  more...

Three for the price of one!

[12 Mar 13] Race three exciting prospects with the Matthew C Smith Racing Stable  more...

Bound for a Premier time

[28 Feb 13] The Matthew Smith Stable will be attending this year’s Inglis Premier Yearling Sale  more...

Matthew Smith Trial File

[27 Feb 13] The Matthew Smith Stable had some nice trial performers at Warwick Farm on Tuesday  more...

Are you ready for some Serious Fun?

[26 Feb 13] The Horses And High Heels syndicate have their first runner at Canterbury on Wednesday  more...

Z Z Z Zoom for Zin Zan

[23 Feb 13] Zizou gelding Zin Zan Eddie dominates at Warwick Farm, winning his third consecutive race start  more...

Zin Zan going for three

[21 Feb 13] With two wins from his last two starts, Zizou gelding Zin Zan Eddie puts it all on the line this Saturday  more...

Zin Zan Eddie two on the trot

[14 Feb 13] The Matthew Smith-trained Zin Zan Eddie produced the goods at Canterbury on February 13  more...

The Week Ahead…

[11 Feb 13] The Matt Smith stable will have runners on Wednesday at Canterbury as well as a few stepping out in the trials on Friday at Warwick Farm  more...

Racing partnership opportunity...

[01 Feb 13] Come and race three outstanding prospects with the Matthew C. Smith Racing Stable  more...

Zin Zan Eddie powers to victory

[26 Jan 13] The Matthew Smith-trained Zin Zan Eddie may have surprised a few with his victory at Warwick Famr, but not his trainer  more...

Myboycharlie colt for Smith stable

[21 Jan 13] Day One of the Inglis Classic yearling sale saw Matt Smith secure Lot 227, a bay colt my Myboycharlie  more...

Smith set for Classic purchase

[18 Jan 13] The Matthew Smith Racing Stable will head to the Inglis Classic sale this weekend in search of the next stable star  more...

Are you More Than Ready to be involved?

[17 Jan 13] Come racing with the Matthew Smith stable to race an exciting colt by More Than Ready  more...

More Than Ready double on the Coast

[13 Jan 13] The Matthew Smith stable purchases two More Than Ready yearlings at the Magic Millions yearlings sale  more...

Smith stable purchases Lot 125

[10 Jan 13] Not A Single Doubt filly purchased on day one of the Magic Millions Yearling Sale  more...

MCS hits the Gold Coast

[07 Jan 13] The MCS team has arrived on the Gold Coast for the 2013 Magic Millions Yearling Sale   more...

Merry Christmas

[24 Dec 12] Matthew, Melissa and the staff of MCS Racing would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!!  more...

Smith’s budget-buy mares to fire in features

[18 Dec 12] Fillies and mares are the backbone of Matthew Smith’s stable and Cabernet and Slow The Flow will be his flag bearers on Saturday  more...

Purple Emperor breaks maiden at Hawkesbury

[17 Dec 12] Strada three-year-old gives Matthew Smith three consecutive winners  more...

Kitty pounces at Warwick Farm

[12 Dec 12] Three-year-old Strada filly G’Day Kitty breaks her maiden in fine style  more...

Buttermilk produces the goods on debut

[10 Dec 12] More Than Ready mare scores debut victory at Hawkesbury  more...

Trainer Matthew Smith has travelled the world to find his vintage Cabernet

[07 Dec 12] The two young men got to talking about their careers of choice during trackwork one morning at famous Ballydoyle in Ireland   more...

Frill Seeking debuts in fine style

[06 Dec 12] Sebring filly “should have won by three”  more...

Frill Seeking on debut

[05 Dec 12] Sebring filly Frill Seeking makes her racetrack debut at Warwick Farm on Wednesday  more...

One for the trial file

[20 Nov 12] Sebring filly Frill Seeking steps out for her first public trial  more...

Horses and High Heels Syndicate

[19 Nov 12] Ladies, this is your last chance to become involved in our Horses and High Heels Syndicate  more...

Cabernet produces the goods at Sandown

[18 Nov 12] The Matt Smith-trained Al Maher mare records stakes victory  more...

Summoned assignment for Cabernet

[16 Nov 12] Talented Al Maher mare lines up in the Listed Summoned Stakes at Sandown for the Matt Smith Stable  more...

Trial winners at Hawkesbury

[15 Nov 12] The Matt Smith team sent three to the trials at Hawkesbury on Friday, coming away with two wins and a second  more...

Cabernet produces strong effort for second

[08 Nov 12] Al Maher mare Cabernet recorded a very good second in the Group Three Herald Sun Stakes  more...

Cabernet to contest Herald Sun Stakes

[05 Nov 12] Al Maher mare set for second up victory at Group Three level  more...

Latin King set for Gosford crowning

[01 Nov 12] Three-year-old Oratorio gelding Latin King heads to Gosford on Thursday for the Matt Smith Stable  more...

G’Day Kitty heads to Canberra on Friday

[25 Oct 12] The Matt Smith stable will send three-year-old filly G’Day Kitty south in search of her first win  more...

Smith pair set for Nivison clash

[18 Oct 12] Combat Kitty and Cabernet head to Saturday’s Listed McGrath Estate Agents Nivison over 1200m  more...

Combat Kitty explodes in trial

[16 Oct 12] The Matthew Smith-trained General Nediym mare Combat Kitty showed she is well on track  more...

Rare Earth too smart on debut

[15 Oct 12] After being scratched from Kembla on Saturday, Rare Earth headed to Orange on Monday for a terrific victory  more...

Cabernet capable of winning debut

[11 Oct 12] Six-year-old Al Maher mare Cabernet is making her debut for the Matt Smith stable at Caulfield this Saturday  more...

Education is the key

[10 Oct 12] The Matt Smith-trained youngster go through some barrier education  more...

Hurtle Myrtle set for Premiere Performance

[05 Oct 12] Stable star Hurtle Myrtle heads back to Sydney after her first-up run in Melbourne  more...

Happy Valley set to go two-for-two

[04 Oct 12] After an excellent debut win, Dubleo gelding Happy Valley looks set for victory  more...

Happy Valley toys with his opposition

[24 Sep 12] The Matthew Smith-trained Happy Valley looks smart after his two-and-a-quarter length Goulburn victory  more...

Happy Valley Goulburn bound

[23 Sep 12] Matt Smith heads to Goulburn on Monday with first-starter Happy Valley  more...

Women In Racing

[22 Sep 12] Come and join Melissa Smith, as the “girls” race for Magic Millions glory  more...

Hurtle Myrtle and Combat Kitty set to face off in Melbourne G3

[20 Sep 12] Matthew Smith’s stable stars Hurtle Myrtle and Combat Kitty make their long awaited debut this Saturday in Melbourne  more...

Ragtime Cowboy Joe set for Newcastle

[18 Sep 12] Three-year-old Oh Oklahoma gelding Ragtime Cowboy Joe look set to break his maiden  more...

Matt Smith’s mares return to the track eminent

[11 Sep 12] Classy mares look set to lead the stable charge when the return to the races in the coming weeks  more...

Randwick trial file

[15 Aug 12] As we head towards the start of Sydney’s Spring carnival, the Matthew Smith team have trialled a few up and comers at Royal Randwick  more...

Consistency a plus for the Matt Smith Stable

[25 Jul 12] Taking a look at the past few weeks reveals some great results  more...

Back in work

[20 Jul 12] As the Matt Smith team bulks up for the Spring, many of the stable’s leading lights have returned  more...

Popular Delusion filly back in stable

[19 Jul 12] Sebring yearling returns to the stable  more...

Strange Logic a Wyong winner

[17 Jul 12] Econsul gelding wins at second time at the track  more...

Zin Zan Eddie puts the writing on the wall

[16 Jul 12] Zizou two-year-old produce top effort to go down narrowly  more...

Avadale delivers fresh at Canterbury

[15 Jul 12] Excites three-year-old records his second career win  more...

Hunga set for Newcastle debut

[15 Jun 12] Three-year-old Strada gelding Hunga looks to make his racetrack debut on Saturday for the Matt Smith Stable  more...

Nodeemn too good on debut

[12 Jun 12] Nadeem gelding Nodeemn scores a gutsy win at Hawkesbury at his racetrack debut on Monday  more...

Smith duo set to debut at Hawkesbury

[08 Jun 12] Nodeemn and Shadows Of Venus are set to make their race track debuts on Monday at Hawkesbury  more...

Trial file watch - Zin Zan Eddie

[31 May 12] Two-year-old Zizou gelding Zin Zan Eddie impressed in the recent Warwick Farm barrier trials for the Matt Smith Stable  more...

Myrtle makes a million

[30 May 12] The Matt Smith-trained Hurtle Myrtle did not let her connections down, making $1million at the Magic Millions Broodmare Sale  more...

Winning Single is Wyong bound

[30 May 12] Four-year-old Not A Single Doubt gelding Winning Single heads to Wyong on May 31  more...

Hurtle Myrtle set to sell

[25 May 12] G1-winning mare Hurtle Myrtle heads to the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale in June on the Gold Coast  more...

Dr Pegasus set to fly at Gosford

[24 May 12] Having his first start for the Matt Smith Stable, former Queensland galloper Dr Pegasus races at Gosford on Thursday  more...

Purple Emperor capable of winning debut

[10 May 12] Two-year-old Strada gelding looks set to start first up this Saturday at Kembla Grange  more...

Winning Single one to follow

[09 May 12] Unbeaten in two trials to date, the Matthew Smith-trained Winning Single is one to keep an eye on  more...

Come racing with the Matt Smith Stable

[08 May 12] Matthew had another successful Easter Yearling Sale where he purchased six yearlings  more...

Hurtle recovers from Doncaster run

[07 May 12] Hurtle Myrtle returns to the track after her hard Doncaster effort  more...

Olympic hopefuls

[06 May 12] Congratulations to Shane Rose, who breaks in a lot of our yearlings, on winning the Olympic selection trial  more...

Canny Winsome at Gosford

[25 Apr 12] The Matt Smith stable has the unbeaten Canny Winsome set to score at Gosford on Wednesday  more...

G1 Doncaster mission for Hurtle Myrtle

[18 Apr 12] Hurtle Myrtle aims to record her second G1 victory  more...

Gone Platinum set for Newcastle debut

[12 Apr 12] The Matthew Smith-trained two-year-old Snippetson filly Gone Platinum will head to the races this Saturday  more...

Queen of The Turf on Hurtle’s radar

[04 Apr 12] G1-winning mare Hurtle Myrtle takes on a class field in the G1 Queen of The Turf Stakes this Saturday  more...

Great return by Hurtle Myrtle

[28 Mar 12] Five-year-old Dane Shadow mare Hurtle Myrtle returned with a pleasing effort at G2 level  more...

G1-winning mare makes her return

[21 Mar 12] The Matt Smith-trained Myer Classic winner Hurtle Myrtle returns this Saturday in the G2 Canterbury Stakes  more...

Milson’s Monday Mission

[12 Mar 12] The Matt Smith-trained Milson aims for a hat trick on March 12 at Canterbury  more...

Wednesday at Wyong

[06 Mar 12] The Matthew Smith-trained Hatton Garden and Bielski are coming off short let-ups at Wyong  more...

Milson makes it back to back wins at Newcastle

[25 Feb 12] Reset four-year-old Milson produced a well time effort to win over 1600m at Newcastle, making it back to back wins  more...

Trial file...

[24 Feb 12] With the Matt Smith Stable having three trial at Warwick Farm today, there looks to be exciting times ahead for the stable   more...

Milson aims for back-to-back victories

[23 Feb 12] After taking many by surprise last start with a gutsy effort at Newcastle, Reset gelding Milson heads back to the races  more...

Slow The Flow set for the Mannerism Stakes

[22 Feb 12] After an excellent last start second at Stakes level, talented mare Slow The Flow looks to step up  more...

Slow The Flow surges to black-type

[12 Feb 12] Four-year-old mare Slow The Flow takes second in the G3 Bellmaine Stakes at Caulfield  more...

Milson’s magical maiden

[11 Feb 12] Four-year-old Reset gelding Milson scored an exciting half-length victory on Newcastle on February 11 to break his maiden status  more...

Nothing Slow about this winning Flow

[28 Jan 12] The Matt Smith-trained Slow The Flow produced a great turn of foot to take victory at Canterbury  more...

Myboycharlie filly a two-year-old in the making

[25 Jan 12] With the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale over for another year, the Matt Smith stable takes a look at their purchase.  more...

Matt Smith has Classic status

[21 Jan 12] With the Inglis Sale set to commence in the next few days, Matt Smith knows exactly what it takes to purchase a racehorse out of the sale  more...

Choisir filly could earn you $500,000 bonus

[16 Jan 12] Come racing with Melissa Smith and a group of ladies in the quest for Magic Millions...  more...

Join the “girls” for an exciting time with a cracking Lonhro colt

[12 Jan 12] Lonhro colt purchased from the Magic Millions stable for the $500,000 Women’s only bonus race at the 2013 Magic Millions carnival  more...

Bielski records second win

[06 Jan 12] Rakti four-year-old Bielski too good at Wyong, recording his second career win  more...

First Lady

[22 Dec 11] We found this to be an extremely good read and thought you may be interested "Mary Keim's Training Feat Remains in the Record Books", by John McEvoy   more...

New York’s Finest too good at Bathurst

[19 Dec 11] Four-year-old Snitzel gelding resumes from a 10-week break for a dominate victory  more...

You too can become part of the Magic Millions Racing Women 2YO Classic

[14 Dec 11] Come racing with Mel Smith and target the world’s first women’s only incentive race at the 2013 Magic Millions racing carnival   more...

Nothing slow about this mare

[10 Dec 11] Four-year-old Hussonet mare Slow The Flow powers to victory first-up under lights at Canterbury   more...

Combat Kitty on a magic mission

[08 Dec 11] Stakes-winning filly Combat Kitty has returned to the Matt Smith stable with her immediate aim being the $1million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas on January 14  more...

Trials and tribulations

[07 Dec 11] The Matt Smith team has had numerous gallopers having barrier trials of late, with the prospect of first-up runs in the next few weeks.   more...

Milson on a mission

[25 Nov 11] The Matthew Smith-trained four-year-old Reset gelding Milson shows that he is ready for a return to the stables.  more...

Combat Kitty set for Twilight Glow

[10 Nov 11] After a last start Listed winner over the Flemington Carnival, Combat Kitty is lining up in the Listed Twilight Glow Stakes  more...

Exciting Royal Offering

[07 Nov 11] Come and enjoy the thrill of racing this exciting two-year-old Royal Academy gelding with the G1-winning Matt Smith Stable  more...

Kitty pounces in Lexus Stakes

[01 Nov 11] Three-year-old filly Combat Kitty produced a scintillating turn off foot to record her first Stakes victory and give trainer Matt Smith his second Melbourne carnival stakes success in the last four days  more...

Hurtle Myrtle's G1 glory for Matt Smith stable

[29 Oct 11] Five-year-old Dane Shadow mare Hurtle Myrtle scores a devastating win in the G1 Myer Classic over 1600m at Flemington.  more...

Betfair Stakes ready for the taking

[14 Oct 11] Five-year-old mare Hurtle Myrtle looks a great chance in this weekend's G3 Betfair Stakes at Caulfield   more...

Established (NZ) enjoys a trip

[11 Oct 11] Having only his second career start, the Matthew Smith-trained Established (NZ) worked home well to take third over 1600m at Kembla Grange, giving the indication of what is to come.  more...

Hurtle Myrtle returns with Premiere run

[11 Oct 11] After being scratched from the Golden Pendant due to a wide barrier, the Matt Smith stable star Hurtle Myrtle returned with a second placing in the G2 Premiere Stakes on October 8.  more...

Golden Pendant a good fit for Hurtle Myrtle

[21 Sep 11] Resuming from a spell on September 24 at Rosehill Gardens in the G3 Golden Pendant, Matthew Smith’s G2-winning Hurtle Myrtle aims to start her Spring campaign off in winning style.  more...

Maverick too Cool at Nowra

[20 Sep 11] After a last start length-and-a-half victory at Goulburn, the Matthew Smith-trained Cool Maverick recorded back-to back wins, scoring over 1100m at Nowra on September 20.  more...

Set to Establish staying talent

[15 Sep 11] The Matthew Smith stable launches the Australian racing career of Traditionally gelding Established (NZ) on Thursday, September 22 at Hawkesbury over 1300m.  more...

Hurtling towards Spring success

[14 Sep 11] Talented five-year-old mare Hurtle Myrtle commenced her Spring campaign with a solid hit out at the Rosehill barrier trials on September 13.  more...

Combat Kitty Returns

[16 Jun 11] Combat Kitty has returned to the stable in preparation for a Spring Carnival campaign  more...

Stable enjoys long weekend of winners!

[16 Jun 11] First time starters Womaniser and Bielski both won on debut with Ready Steady Vetti not to be out done  more...

Congratulations to Hurtle Myrtle’s owners

[06 Jun 11] We are thrilled with Hurtle Myrtle’s fantastic win in the Dane Ripper Stakes  more...

Myrtle hurtles towards Group 1 glory

[05 Jun 11] Matt Smith can taste Group 1 success with Hurtle Myrtle after her impressive win at Eagle Farm  more...

Hurtle Myrtle's a comeback queen

[09 Apr 11] Matthew Smith was able to work his magic on Hurtle Myrtle with a win in today's Sapphire Stakes  more...

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