The $150,000 Taylor Made Matchmaker Stakes (gr. III) has been a unique event since its inception in 1967. In addition to its cash prize, the race offers stallion seasons to the first three finishers in the 1 1/8-mile turf event.
Taylor Made Stallions, which sponsors the Matchmaker, announced this year's seasons will be to Wildcat Heir, Northern Afleet , and Southern Image. Wildcat Heir stands at Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla., while Northern Afleet and Southern Image stand at Taylor Made's facility near Nicholasville, Ky.
"The Taylor Made Matchmaker is steeped in tradition and some true greats have won this race in the past with the likes of Politely, Numbered Account, and Susan's Girl to name just a few. We are proud to be part of such an historical race," said Ben Taylor, vice president, Taylor Made Stallions.
This year's Taylor Made Matchmaker, to be contested Aug. 3, Haskell Stakes (gr. I) day, marks the fourth year that Monmouth Park and Taylor Made have teamed up to present the race.