Grade I winners Panty Raid and Honey Ryder, along with La Comete, the dam of grade I-placed Munnings, will be offered during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select mixed sale Nov. 2 in Lexington. Honey Ryder is in foal to Giant’s Causeway, and La Comete is in foal to Munnings’ sire, Speightstown .
John Greathouse Jr. and Dan Tayloe are the owners of Panty Raid, Honey Ryder, and La Comete, who will be consigned to the Fasig-Tipton auction by Four Star Sales.
“People like me aren’t supposed to own horses like this,” Greathouse said of the decision to sell. “At some point, they become worth too much for a guy who works for a living to hang on to. It’s probably time to see some of our investment returned to our pockets and to go on and try to find another one (good horse).”
Greathouse is a co-owner of Kentucky-based Glencrest Farm, which purchased Panty Raid for $275,000 at the 2006 Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training. The 4-year-old daughter of Include scored in the 2007 editions of the American Oaks Invitational (gr. IT), Juddmonte Spinster (gr. IT), and Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) Stakes. Panty Raid, who last raced in April of this year, has earned $1,052,380.
Honey Ryder, a $1.8-million buy-back at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale, is an earner of $2,784,160. The 7-year-old daughter of Lasting Approval finished first 11 times in added-money events. She captured the 2006 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT), the 2005 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT), the 2006 and 2007 runnings of the Sheepshead Bay Handicap (gr. IIT), and the 2005 and 2006 editions of the Orchid Handicap (gr. IIT in 2005 and grade IIIT in 2006).
A 12-year-old unraced daughter of Holy Bull, La Comete is out of 1991 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT) winner La Gueriere (by Lord At War) and is a half-sister to 1997 Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) winner Lasting Approval (by With Approval). Munnings, who is La Comete’s fourth foal, is a winner. He finished third in this year’s Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I)