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Bay Stallion
Foaled April 18, 1990 at Country Life Farm in Maryland
Died October 7, 2014 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital
By Palace Music, out of Solar Slew, by Seattle Slew
Breeder: Allen E. Paulson
Owner: Allen E. Paulson
Trainer: William I. Mott

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)

Resident of the Hall of Champions from May 1999 to October 2014

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.

Follow the link below to watch a video from the Cigar statue unveiling and dedication:

Click here to view a video taken by Steve Faust ( from the public memorial service for Thoroughbred champion Cigar held at the Kentucky Horse Park on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014.

Memorial Pages
#CigarKHP on Facebook
#CigarKHP on Twitter
#CigarKHP on Google+
#CigarKHP on Instagram (phone app)

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