Established in the middle of the twentieth century by the late John W. Greathouse, Glencrest Farm rapidly established a reputation as a source of top-class horses. During his lifetime the farm raced and stood Wavering Monarch, as well as top sires Clever Trick and Full Out, all on the heals of breeding and selling Kentucky Derby winner Venetian Way and champion filly Lady Pitt.
Now operated by his four sons, John, Allen, David & Edward, Glencrest’s main focus is still breeding for the commercial market, but racing is in the blood and horses that might not sell at auction are often raced by Glencrest Farm, many times with outside partnerships formed early on or during various stages of racing careers.
In 2012, Glencrest has several fillies that were retained to race. All now three-year-olds, they include Jamaican Smoke and Kiss In the Forest.
Grade I winner Zoftig is a home bred raced by the brothers and sold at the end of her career. She has gone on to produce Grade I winners Zaftig and 2012 Mother Goose S.-G1 winner Zo Impressive.