Smith prepared the first winner on the lit Wivenhoe Showground in the form of form of Buckingham Boy that had been in the racing wilderness for over a year before landing in
Smith's care and the veteran trainer snared his double when Starsheer led throughout to win a standing start race over 2180 metres (race 4).
It was an incredible win as the lightly raced six-year-old gelding was last entering the back stretch the last time but with Craig Hayes in the sulky he produced a scintillating finish to come wide on the home turn and rattled home to grab victory over race leader Odins Call Girl in the very last stride.
Smith said the horse was owned by Eddie Murdoch but he had managed to negotiate the purchase of the horse on Thursday for $2000.
Listen to what trainer Geoff Smith had to say about Buckingham Boy's win at Burnie.