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New Chapter for Greathouse --
Glencrest Farm's John Greathouse, suffice it to say, has a keen eye for horses. Over the past 15 years, he has purchased no fewer than four Grade I winners: read more...
|In 1995 we lost patriarch John W. Greathouse to lengthy illness, 18 years later our brother David T. Greathouse was taken from us way to soon after a brief battle with cancer. A memorial from Four Star Sales can be read by clicking here.
Established in the middle of the twentieth century by John W. Greathouse, Glencrest Farm rapidly established a reputation as a source of top-class horses. The farm also earned a reputation for the benefits of raising horses on the limestone enriched soil—land that Greathouse envisioned he could use to build and grow a successful operation for years to come.
Evolving into an 800 acre nursery, and today operated by the sons of John W. Greathouse–John, David, Allen and Edward—the farm, nestled on the border of Scott and Woodford counties, can trace the history of more than 120 stakes winners, including winners of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks and a Breeders' Cup champion, to their bluegrass fields.
By striving to raise a sound, well bred Thoroughbred athlete, Glencrest Farm has earned the trust of leading buyers from around the world. Each year, the goal of Glencrest Farm is to sell all yearlings at public auction. Those that do not sell are raced by the farm or its partnerships. This is the goal of the farm—allowing buyers to trust buying from them, knowing they are happy to race any horse themselves.
Among the most successful runners from the farm in recent years are Grade I winners DREAM EMPRESS, ZOFTIG, MIZDIRECTION, ADIEU, FLYING SNOWDROP and ROAMIN RACHEL. Over the past four years, the yellow and green Glencrest silks have been carried to victory by some of the nation’s leading runners, including multi-millionaire Grade 1 winner and Breeders’ Cup-placed HONEY RYDER, dual Grade I winner and millionaire PANTY RAID, and 2009 Grade I winning juvenile
DEVIL MAY CARE.