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Montrose (horse)

Sire Duke of Montrose
Dam Patti
Grandsire Waverly
Damsire Billet (GB)
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1884
Country United States
Color Bay
Breeder Milton Young
Owner Alexander & Ike Labold
Trainer John McGinty
Record 51: 14-11-9
Earnings $27,321
Montrose is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Patti by Duke of Montrose. He was born around 1884 in the United States, and was bred by Milton Young.
Major wins
Morrissey Stakes (1888)
Great Western Handicap (1888)
Kearney Stakes (1889)
American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1887)
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

Montrose (foaled 1884 in Kentucky) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that is best remembered for winning the 1887 Kentucky Derby. He was owned by the Labold brothers from Cincinnati, Ohio and was ridden by Isaac Lewis in the Derby.[1] The brothers made $20,000 on Montrose's win in the Derby.[2]

Montrose also won the Morrissey Stakes[3] and Great Western Handicap[4] when he was a four-year old and won the Kearney Stakes run in Saratoga, New York as a five-year old.[5] Montrose is reported to have died at a young age while standing as stud in Ohio.[6]


  1. Montrose Pedigree[1]
  2. Chew, Peter, The Kentucky Derby: The First 100 Years, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1974
  3. NY Times. Aug. 29, 1888 [2]
  4. NY Times. July 8, 1888[3]
  5. "Results at Saratoga: Montrose wins Kearney Stakes for his owners." New York Times. Aug. 4, 1889[4]
  6. |Daily Racing Form. "Careers of Kentucky Derby winners." May 19, 1910.


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