Cigar

Thoroughbred
Bay Stallion
Foaled April 18, 1990 at Country Life Farm in Maryland
By Palace Music out of Solar Slew, by Seattle Slew
Breeder: Allen E. Paulson
Owner: Allen E. Paulson
Trainer: William I. Mott


Titles/Awards
All time leading money winner at retirement
Lifetime earnings: $9,999,815
Voted Racehorse of the Decade of the 1990s
Tied Citation for the record of 16 consecutive wins
18th best racehorse of the 20th century
Unbeaten season, 10 for 10 (1995)
Horse of the Year (1995, 1996)
Champion Older Horse (1995, 1996)
Inducted into the National Thoroughbred Horse Racing Hall of Fame (2002)

Notable Wins
Dubai World Cup (G1)
Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)
Woodward Stakes (G1) (twice)
Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1)
Oaklawn Handicap (G2)
Pimlico Special (G3)
Donn Handicap (G1) (twice)
Gulfstream Park Handicap (G2)
NYRA Mile (G1) (Now named the Cigar Mile)
Hollywood Gold Cup (G1)

Life in the Hall of Champions
Resident of the Hall of Champions since April 1999

Cigar knows that he is ‘a big deal’ and he seems to think very highly of himself. He is very playful and likes to be scratched by his handlers. His favorite treat is peppermints. While he was still racing he would get a peppermint after each of his races. During his 16-consecutive-win season, he refused to take his peppermint after he lost his 17th race.

Thoroughbred Horse Racing
Thoroughbred horse racing is the most popular form of horse racing in the world. Thoroughbreds were developed in England by crossing three foundation sires from the Middle East with native English mares. These horses race on dirt, turf or synthetic surfaces.