|Breeder||James D. Squires|
|Owner||John C. Oxley|
|Trainer||John T. Ward, Jr.|
|Monarchos is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Regal Band by Maria's Mon. He was born around 1998 in USA, and was bred by James D. Squires.|
Florida Derby (2001)|
Kentucky Derby (2001)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on October 2, 2006|
Monarchos (foaled 1998) is a stallion Thoroughbred racehorse who won the Kentucky Derby in 2001. This thoroughbred's time was 1:59.97 for 1 1/4 miles. This is the second-fastest winning time in the race's history, behind 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, who ran 1:59 2/5 (at that time, the Derby was timed to the fifth of a second rather than to the hundredth of a second). Monarchos' time converts to 1:59 4/5, and Sham, who finished second to Secretariat, was beaten 2 1/2 lengths and thus may have run either faster or slower than Monarchos.
Breeder Jim Squires has written an entertaining account of this "rags to riches" win, entitled "Horse of a Different Colour."
Monarchos was sired by Maria's Mon, and his dam was Regal Band. In 2007, he stood at stud at Claiborne Farm, where he earned US$7,500 for a single live cover breeding. He will stand the 2008 breeding season at Nuckols Farm in Midway, Kentucky, for $6,000. In his first set of foals, he produced five winning Thoroughbreds, but only one, Harborage, has raced in a Stakes race. He showed at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Championships. He also has sired a winner of the Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Sprint and multiple graded stakes winner, Informed Decision, and winner of the Rebel Stakes and one time Kentucky Derby contender, Win Willy.