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Montrose (horse)

SireDuke of Montrose
DamsireBillet (GB)
CountryUnited States
BreederMilton Young
OwnerAlexander & Ike Labold
TrainerJohn McGinty
Record51: 14-11-9
Major wins
Morrissey Stakes (1888)
Great Western Handicap (1888)
Kearney Stakes (1889)
American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1887)

Montrose (1884–1898) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that is best remembered for winning the 1887 Kentucky Derby. He was foaled in Kentucky and owned by the Labold brothers from Cincinnati, Ohio. He was ridden by Isaac E. Lewis[1] in the Derby.[2] The brothers made $20,000 on Montrose's win in the Derby.[3]

Montrose also won the Morrissey Stakes[4] and Great Western Handicap[5] when he was a four-year-old and won the Kearney Stakes run in Saratoga, New York as a five-year-old.[6] Montrose died on July 30, 1898 at the age of 14 years at the farm of Allen W. Thurman in Columbus, Ohio.[7]


  1. ^ Notable Kentucky African Americans Database: Lewis, Isaac E
  2. ^ Montrose Pedigree
  3. ^ Chew, Peter, The Kentucky Derby: The First 100 Years, Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1974
  4. ^ NY Times. Aug. 29, 1888
  5. ^ NY Times. July 8, 1888
  6. ^ "Results at Saratoga: Montrose wins Kearney Stakes for his owners." New York Times. Aug. 4, 1889 [1]
  7. ^ The American Stud Book. The Jockey Club. 1902.