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Greatest Honour’s first foal is a colt

January 6, 2024

Greatest Honour hails as one of Tapit's best bred sons at stud | Equisport photo

Greatest Honour hails as one of Tapit’s best bred sons at stud | Equisport photo

Spendthrift Farm’s Greatest Honour, the regally bred Fountain of Youth S. (G2) winner by Tapit, sired his first reported foal on January 5th when a colt was born at KatieRich Farms in Midway, KY.

Bred by Rattner Bloodstock LLC, the bay colt is out of the mare I Love Nola.

“This colt has the longest legs we’ve ever seen on a newborn foal. He has an extraordinary hip and a beautiful head. This is the biggest foal the mare has had. We are very, very happy,” said Martha Rattner.

Greatest Honour, winner of the Fountain of Youth (G2) and Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream, was a frontrunner for the 2021 Triple Crown before sustaining an injury as the odds-on favorite in the Florida Derby (G1).

Trained by Shug McGaughy for owner Courtlandt Farms, his second dam is 2007 Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour, making his dam a half-sister to classic winners Rags to Riches and Jazil as well as Breeders’ Cup winner Man of Iron.

Greatest Honour covered 178 mares in his debut season in 2023. He is set to stand his second season at stud for a fee of $7,500 S&N.

For more information about Greatest Honour, please contact Des, Mark, Brian or Daniel at 859-294-0030, or visit