Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Happy 16th Birthday Cigar

16 years ago today on a small farm in Bel Air, Maryland, the great Cigar was born. Take a moment to remember what a great race horse he was. In case you forgot, I have added a list of his accomplishments below.

Voted Horse of the Year 1995 and 1996
Voted Champion Older Horse 1995 and 1996
Tied record of 16 consecutive wins
Voted Racehorse of the Decade of the 1990s
Voted 18th best Racehorse of the 20th Century
Unbeaten season in 1995, winning 10 out of 10 races
All time leading money winner at retirement Nov. 9, 1996

Enjoy you days at the Kentucky Horse Park, and may you live as long as John Henry

1 comment:

kentucky joe said...

If you have ever read Jerry Bailey's book, the chapter on Cigar is really pretty touching and every time Bailey is in town, he heads out to say hello to the big guy at the Horse Park...very cool when you think about how many great horses Bailey has ridden that Cigar holds such a special place....


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