Greatest Honour, Fountain of Youth S. (G2) winner by Tapit, retires to Spendthrift
October 11, 2022
Courtlandt Farm’s Greatest Honour, winner of Gulfstream’s Fountain of Youth S. (G2) and Holy Bull S. (G3) on the 2021 Kentucky Derby Trail, has retired to stud at Spendthrift Farm and will stand the 2023 breeding season for a fee of $7,500 S&N.
“Greatest Honour has one of the best combinations of pedigree, looks and ability among the sons of Tapit that we’ve evaluated,” said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift general manager. “Unfortunately, he came up with an injury in last year’s Florida Derby as the odds-on favorite before the Triple Crown. Prior to that, he was so dominant at Gulfstream that he was in the top three along with Essential Quality and Life Is Good as the favorites for the Kentucky Derby in many of the early wagering pools.
“Greatest Honour’s second dam is Better Than Honour who needs no introduction, and he’s a big, strong son of Tapit that has ‘classic’ written all over him. Because he did not get to fulfill his tremendous potential on the track, we believe Greatest Honour offers a lot of value and upside now to breeders for $7,500,” added Toffey.
Trained by Shug McGaughey, Greatest Honour broke his maiden as a two-year-old, defeating Grade 2 winner Dynamic One to go on a three-race win streak at Gulfstream. He jumped straight into graded stakes company and captured the $200,000 Holy Bull Stakes going away by 5 ¾ lengths. Greatest Honour followed that up with a win in the $300,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes, defeating Grade 1 winner Drain the Clock by 1 ½ lengths going away.
Bred and owned by Don Adam’s Courtlandt Farm, Greatest Honour retires with earnings of $446,440. He is out of the Street Cry (Ire) mare Tiffany’s Honour, a half-sister to champion and classic winner Rags to Riches, classic winner Jazil, Breeders’ Cup winner Man of Iron, among others. Greatest Honour’s second dam, Better Than Honour, was the Broodmare of the Year in 2007.
Greatest Honour is available for inspection at Spendthrift. For more information about Greatest Honour or to set up an appointment for inspection, please contact Des, Mark, or Brian at 859-294-0030.