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Did you know that......

in the 2018 Breeders' Cup Races 9 foreign bred horses won or placed second in a Breeders Cup Race?
many of the highest payoffs in the Breeders' Cup was from the best bred horses in the race and not their Past Performances?
many of the lowest payoffs in the Breeders' Cup races was based on their Past Performances and not their pedigree?
knowing the pedigree strength in a horse's pedigree and especially the strength of the its dam's pedigree gave the best bang for the buck?
there were 22 races on Friday and Saturday: 
9 of the 22 races were won by horses with a DamGSV score > 1 Standard Deviation: in 5 races, 2nd had a DamGSV> 1 Standard Deviation
>2 Standard Deviations: Casino Star, $59.40 and Improbable, $3.80
>1 Standard Deviation: Bulletin, Game Winner, Rocketry, City Of Light, Mysistercharlie, Expert Eye, and Enable

The Matchmaker has personally entered 146,598 starters from 2005-2018 individually into his Genetic Strength Program.
The average SireGSV score is 66.47; the DamGSV score is 65.36; the GSV score is 65.98 and the average GSV2 score is 67.08.

(G)enetic (R)acing (A)bility (S)tud (P)erformance (GRASP) upon which the GSV scores are based have the following averages:
12,408 Sires from 2005-2018 have an average GRASP score of 35.99 (sires of all starters)....lowest possible GRASP score is 26.00: highest 100.00
14,634 Sires of the Sire is 65.22 and the Broodmare Sire of the Sire is 64.40
Broodmare Sire of the horse is 35.51 and the Broodmare Sire of the Broodmare Sire is 65.08
.....Simply put to remain in a future pedigree higher GRASP scores are needed and sires with lower GRASP scores are usually culled over time
Of the 18,726 sires that appeared somewhere within 5 generations in the researched starters from 2005-2018 was 36.09. 

The 2019 GSV2 Professional Program Pedigree of Enable, winners of the Breeders' Cup Turf Classic and Prix De
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (twice)

Enable

Enable's GSV of 75.15 and DamGSV of 78.04 scores are at least 1 Standard Deviation above the average horse in a good races.  As the GSV predicts future success while racing and possibly later at stud if bred to compatible horses, her chances of being a terrific broodmare are high.

The 2019 GSV2 Professional Program will be available for purchase in early December.  With it you will be able to generate the GSV, GSV2, SireGSV, DamGSV scores for any thoroughbred pedigree.  You will also be able to generate Hypothetical Matings by simply adding the pedigree of the sire to that of the mare.  You will be able to generate the GSV scores for races you wish to bet and need a decided advantage to beat the takeout. At this time, the cost will be $250.00 U.S. and the possibility of several updates through 2019. 


It is "The Matchmaker's" Opinion that both Violence and Point Of Entry [both dirt and turf] are seriously upgrading the mares to whom they have been bred.  Whether they continue or not in the future, their 2yo's this year have been impressive.  As always, the quality of their books will ultimately determine their long term effect on the breed.  Often young sires look like they will be very successful, but time looks back at them as only average.  For a young sire to be a long-time-success, they have to be very versatile and compatible with many different types of mares capable for producing top class runners.

African Speed Bump

african speed bump

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 
Email: thematchmaker@shaw.ca  Web Site: www.thematchmaker.ca    I prefer emails rather than phone calls so I can document our correspondence.
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

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

Am I Lucky or Skillful: You be the judge      
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.





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