Cigar

Thoroughbred


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

Titles / Awards

All time leading money winner at retirement

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)

Lifetime earnings: $9,999,815

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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)

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.

Hall of Champion Resident

May 1999 to October 2014

Custom Made and David O' Connor at 1995 Kentucky Three Day Event CCI3*
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