Monarchos Rules, Even on Ebay

As of May 16, 30 different Monarchos-related items were offered on the popular auction site ebay. Some of them, such as Belmont Stakes programs and $2 Belmont win tickets on the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner, don't even exist yet.

One of the lots has a starting bid of $49.99 for six Belmont programs and $2 win tickets. The seller is hedging on Monarchos winning the Preakness and heading into the Belmont as the next possible Triple Crown winner. Another seller offers six Belmont Stakes programs for $75 and estimates such merchandise will quadruple in value if, in fact, Monarchos wins the Preakness. Call it a future wager of sorts.

About half of the items are photographs, ranging in size from 8x10 to 16x20, of Monarchos winning the Florida and Kentucky Derbys.