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John W. Greathouse

Owner Bio

John W. Greathouse

A second generation lifelong horseman, John Greathouse caught Derby fever at an early age, when VENETIAN WAY won the 1960 Kentucky Derby. Bred by his father, the late John Greathouse, the eldest son began what he knew would be his lifelong career.  Today, he and brothers, Allen, David and Edward, own and operate Glencrest Farm in Midway, Kentucky. A commercial breeding operation managed by John for thirty years while he also forged his path to winner’s circles across the country.

Racing alone and in partnership, Greathouse’s focus has been primarily on top class racing fillies with the intent to sell at auction at the end of their careers, most recent stars include DEVIL MAY CARE-G1, PANTY RAID-G1, HONEY RYDER-G1 and three-year-old DISPOSABLEPLEASURE-G2.

John resides in Lexington with his wife Gina, and is the father of two grown sons, Ben and John, who lives and works at Glencrest. A regular at Thoroughbred auctions, Greathouse is always searching for bloodstock to breed, race or sell.