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 Celestine wins the Just A Game-G1 in 2016   On Saturday, April 1, 2017 Celestine wins the $300,000 Honey Fox-G2 [photo below].  What a filly!  Photo of Previous Sands Point Win.

Contact: George William Smith
#102, 10808  84th Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6E 2J2
Phone (780) 439-2577 [I prefer email to document the discussions]
Email thematchmaker@shaw.ca

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The George Smith Special in 2018 runs the same course as it did in 2014-2017

The Lap 2018

Racing is dying.  Once the #1 sport in the world in terms of spectators, we now can find it on the television a few times a year and not at all on radio stations.  I grew up listening to the day's racing on a couple of stations covering the same race track.  Only on the internet, is racing coverage daily and largely because the sites  exist as gambling platforms.  Jockeys, trainers, owners and pharmacy disposers seem oblivious to the threat of losing their piggy bank. 

I hypothesize that some jockeys [probably an underestimate] know which trainers, owners, and vets cheat, but are unwilling to take the flak for exposing the criminal actions of defrauding the bettors who put their money where they they think their handicapping skills give them an edge.


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You are my boss.  However, I never assume you know what you are doing and I never assume I know what I am doing.  That is why my research takes enough time to justify your confidence.  I treat each mare or stallion that I analyze as if I own it and treat it accordingly.

                            Celestine


Some of 'The Matchmaker' fillies that led to Graded Winning Runners or colts that won Graded Stakes
At least 24 Matchmaker clients bred a Graded Winner in 35 years of being a Pedigree Analyst.
Crop
Name of Horse
SexGradeClient
1981
Ava Romance
F

Happy Times Farm
1981
Carr De NaskraC
Grade 1
Virginia Kraft Payson
1982
On The Brink
F

Happy Times Farm
1982
Polynesian Flyer
C
Grade 3
Harmonay Farm
1982
Salem Drive
C
Grade 2
Virginia Kraft Payson
1982
Uptown Swell
C
Grade 1
Virginia Kraft Payson
1983
Forli's Doggie
F

Happy Times Farm
1983
Lac Ouimet
C
Grade 2
Virginia Kraft Payson
1984
Fortunate Moment
C
Grade 1
Jerry Pinkley
1984
Milesius
C
Grade 1
Virginia Kraft Payson
1985
Pasakos
C
Grade 3
William Meltzer
1986
Proud Emilia
F

Timber Bay Farm
1987
None



1988
Fairy Garden
F
Grade 2
Virginia Kraft Payson
1989
Nijinsky's Gold
G
Grade 3
Good Guys Farm
1989
St. Jovite
C
Grade 1
Virginia Kraft Payson
1990
Nemea
F

Virginia Kraft Payson
1991
Dylan's Crafty
F

Ashwood Farm
1991
Floramera
F

John Phillips
1991
L'Carriere
C
Grade 3
Virginia Kraft Payson
1992
Christmas In Aiken
F

Hill 'N Dale Farm
1992
Strawberry Reason
F

Virginia Kraft Payson
1993
Fly North
F

Virginia Kraft Payson
1993
South Salem
C
Grade 3
Virginia Kraft Payson
1994
Ava Knowsthecode
F

Happy Times Farm
1994
Cache In
C
Grade 2
The Matchmaker
1994
St. Lucinda
F

Dean Grimm
1995
Concretero
C
Grade 3
Dean Grimm
1995
Misty Hour
F

Tudoc Farm
1995
Pete's Fancy
F

Tony Monk
1996
Brushed Halory
F
Grade 3
Winsong Farms
1996
Ruthian
F

Virginia Kraft Payson
1996
Saint's Honor
C
Grade 2
Virginia Kraft Payson
1997
Broken Vow
C
Grade 2
Pin Oak Stud
1997
Commendable
C
Grade 1
Edward J. Kelly Jr.
1997
Remember Sheikh
C
Grade 3
Pin Oak Stud
1998
Ask Me No Secrets
F
Grade 3
Earl Shultz
1998
Contrive
F

Edward J. Kelly Jr.
1998
Momentum
C
Grade 3
Virginia Kraft Payson
1998
Pocus Hocus
F
Grade 3Jerry Pinkley
1998
Powder
F

Virginia Kraft Payson
1999      
Lucky Carley                                            
 F
Grade 1              
Gordon Wooten
2000       
Roll Hennessy Roll                               
C      
Grade 3Mark Warner
2000
Vindication
C
Grade 1              
Virginia Kraft Payson
2001
Gotaghostofachance                
CGrade 3Phillip Torsney
2001
Pies Prospect
C
Grade 2
Gordon Wooten
2002
Scipion
C
Grade 3
Virginia Kraft Payson
2003
All Smiles
F

Thornmar Farm
2003
Sing Baby Sing
C
Grade 3
Mark Warner
2004
Panty Raid
F
Grade 1
Edward J. Kelly Jr.
2004
Rutherienne
F
Grade 1
Virginia Kraft Payson
2005
One Caroline
F

Virginia Kraft Payson
2005
Roses 'N Wine
F

Tony Monk
2005
Tizwest
C
Grade 1
Joan Rogers
2008
Ruthenia
F
Grade 3
Virginia Kraft Payson
2008
Templada
F
Grade 2
James Chandley
2009
Paynter
C
G1
Joan Rogers
2012
Celestine
F
G1
Phoenix Rising Farm
2015
Flameaway
C
G3
Phoenix Rising Farm

 The Matchmaker is George William Smith, 102, 10808 84th Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6E 2J2 

The Matchmaker can help you over the many hurdles put in your way in this tough, tough game.  I am a former World Champion hurdler and am pedigree analyst for over 40 years. I help to produce better thoroughbreds that now include many graded stakewinners, two Eclipse winners and a Horse of the Year in Europe.  In this age where statistical information is readily available, remember  "statistics can be made to say anything".  The thoroughbred industry is a buyer-beware operation, full of charlatans.   I have seen many fine people who spent a lifetime acquiring wealth lose it all in a few short years as they had their pocket picked or just plain bad luck.  I have spent my professional life dedicated to guard my clients.  'The ends justify the means' is wrong.  I will say what I mean to your face.  I will do so without fear of losing you as a client or friend.    The two images are me as as a pedigree analyst and as Willie Nelson in a video while singing "We Are The World".  I would be a fraud if I said I could sing well. Though I sang in the video, don't let a guy like me sell you singing lessons.  Verify others act on your behalf.

George William SmithAs Willie Nelson















Good and Bad foals



                          
 Horse Photos You Might Like [from Black Caviar to Celestine]

Luck or Skill: Think what you will      
Luck or Skill


Click on the Horseshoe to view a partial list of Matchmaker foals Old and New

The Matchmaker is known for his GRASP program, which is designed to evaluate a stallion's Genetics [weighed 1/4], RAce record [1/4] and Stud Performance [1/2].  The higher the GRASP score, the more likely a stallion will produce above average foals from an average mare.  If the stallion does not yet have any foals to race, The Matchmaker uses the GRA score to determine the chances the stallion will succeed at stud [Genetics and Racing Ability].  Of course, a stallion's connections also play a part in its success so the breeder is reminded to take this into account.

functional conformationClick for a list of the top 5 sires [first foals to race] from 1980 - 2015.

Ebook of 250 SiresClick for the 2006 Ebook that I wrote on 250 Active sires of that year.  Was $100, now you can have it free.  Please note, however, that what I said then was my opinion then and not what in fact has happened in these last 11 years.  You be the judge.

functional conformationClick for a 4 generation pedigree of Cache In, my own Grade 2 winner and sire bred from scratch.





Additional Matchmaker Thoroughbred Photos

     
 
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