Montrose (horse)

Montrose (1884–1898) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that is best remembered for winning the 1887 Kentucky Derby. He was bred in Kentucky at Col. Milton Young's McGrathiana Stud and purchased by the Labold brothers from Cincinnati, Ohio. Ridden by African American Isaac Lewis in the Derby, the colt was trained by former jockey John McGinty.[1] [2]

Montrose
Montrose, winner of the Kentucky Derby 1887. Rider - Isaac Lewis Kinney Bro's. High Class Cigarettes. LCCN2018646099.jpg
SireDuke of Montrose
GrandsireWaverly
DamPatti
DamsireBillet (GB)
SexStallion
Foaled1884
CountryUnited States
ColorBay
BreederCol. Milton Young
(McGrathiana Stud)
OwnerAlexander & Ike Labold
TrainerJohn McGinty
Record51: 14-11-9
Earnings$27,321
Major wins
Morrissey Stakes (1888)
Great Western Handicap (1888)
Kearney Stakes (1889)
American Classic Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1887)

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 Springs, New York as a five-year-old.[5] Montrose died on July 30, 1898, at the age of 14 years at the farm of Allen W. Thurman in Columbus, Ohio.[6]

PedigreeEdit

Pedigree of Montrose
Sire
Duke of Montrose

1877

Waverly

1870

Australian West Australian
Emilia
Cicily Jopson Weatherbit
Cestrea
Kelpie

1866

Bonnie Scotland Iago
Queen Mary
Sister to Ruric Sovereign
Levity
Dam
Patti

Unknown

Billet

1865

Voltigeur Voltaire
Martha Lynn
Calcutta Flatcatcher
Miss Martin
Dora

1873

Pat Malloy Lexington
Gloriana
Etta Jr Bill Alexander
Etta


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Isaac Lewis - Notable Kentucky African Americans Database". University of Kentucky Archives. 2021-09-27. Retrieved 2021-09-27.
  2. ^ "Successful Trainers in Kentuckys Foremost Race". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1911-04-30. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  3. ^ NY Times. Aug. 29, 1888
  4. ^ NY Times. July 8, 1888
  5. ^ "Results at Saratoga: Montrose wins Kearney Stakes for his owners." New York Times. Aug. 4, 1889 [1]
  6. ^ The American Stud Book. The Jockey Club. 1902.