Grade I for three-year-olds; 8th race at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Date—May 5, 2001; Distance—11/4 miles;

Stakes Purse—$1,112,000 ($812,000 to winner; $170,000 for 2nd; $85,000 for 3rd; $45,000 for 4th); Track—Fast; Off—6:11 p.m. EDT; Favorite—Point Given (9-5 odds).

Winner—Monarchos; Field—17 horses; Time—1:59.97; Start—Good for all; Won—Driving; Sire—Maria's Mon; Dam—Regal Band; Record (going into race)—6 starts, 3 wins, 1 second, 1 third; Last start—2nd in Wood Memorial (Apr. 14); Breeder—J.D. Squires (Ky.).

Order of Finish Jockey PP 1/41/2 3/4 Mile Stretch Finish To $1
MonarchosJorge Chavez1613-213-1/210-11/26-hd2-31-43/410.50
Invisible InkJohn Velazquez139-hd9-21/29-21/25-hd3-12-ns55.00
CongareeVictor Espinoza85-21/25-11/25-1/21-11/21-1/23-47.20
Thunder BlitzEdgar Prado411-hd10-hd8-hd7-hd6-24-23/425.40
Point GivenGary Stevens176-hd7-hd7-12-hd4-11/25-11/41.80
Jamaican RumEddie Delahoussaye151716-115-21/212-17-21/26-nk20.20
A P ValentineCorey Nakatani912-312-11/213-113-29-hd7-11/419.90
Express TourDavid Flores68-46-11/26-hd3-hd5-hd8-3/418.10
Fifty StarsDonnie Meche516-11/21716-314-311-19-11/443.60
StartacAlex Solis1210-11/211-11/211-1/210-110-11/210-4102.40
Millennium WindLaffit Pincay Jr.24-1/24-11/23-11/28-hd8-hd11-nk9.90
Arctic BoyCalvin Borel715-414-11/212-1/211-hd12-21/212-61/2101.20
SongandaprayerAaron Gryder11-hd1-11/21-11/24-1/213-413-535.90
Balto StarMark Guidry32-12-hd2-hd9-114-614-21/48.30
Dollar BillPat Day1014-hd15-414-hd1615-415-176.60
KeatsLarry Melancon143-1/23-hd4-hd15-11/2161695.00
Talk is MoneyJerry Bailey117-hd8-417171717-DNF47.10
Times— 221/5; 444/5; 1:091/5; 1:35; 1:594/5.
$2 Mutual Prices—#16 Monarchos ($23.00, $11.80, $8.80); #13 Invisible Ink ($46.60, $21.20); #8 Congaree ($7.20). Exacta—(16-13) for $1,229.00; Trifecta—(16-13-8) for $12,238.00; Superfecta—(16-13-8-4) for $62,986.90; Pick Six—(5-1/2-2/8-2-1-16) for $16,245.00 (5-correct) $117.20; Scratched—none; Overweights—none; Attendance—154,210; TV Rating—8.3/20 share (NBC).
Trainers & Owners (by finish): 1—John Ward Jr. & John Oxley; 2—Todd Pletcher & Peachtree Stable; 3—Bob Baffert & Stonerside Stable; 4—Joe Orseno & Stronach Stable; 5—Bob Baffert & The Thoroughbred Corp.; 6—James Cassidy & Southern Nevada Racing Stables, Inc.; 7—Nick Zito & Ol Memorial Stable (Michael Tabor/Rick Pitino); 8—Saeed bin Suroor & Godolphin Racing, Inc.; 9—Steve Asmussen & James Cassels/Bob Zollars; 10—Simon Bray & Allen Paulson; 11—David Hofmans & David/Jill Heerensperger; 12—Tony Richey & Royce Roberts; 13—John Dowd & Devil Eleven Stable (Leslie/Bobby Hurley)/ DJ Stable; 14—Todd Pletcher & Anstu Stables, Inc.; 15—Dallas Stewart & Gary/Mary West; 16—Niall O'Callaghan & Henry Pabst; 17—John Scanlan & Dan Borislow.

The 2001 Triple Crown126th PREAKNESS STAKES
The 2001 Triple Crown