Cigar's

Race Record

Cigar's fame comes from a race record that is just unbelievable. In the middle of his career he won an astonishing 16 straight races, and had an undefeated 5 year old campaign, tying him for the most consecutive races won. Relive his victories here!

Race Record

Year Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
1993 9 2 2 2 $89,175
1994 6 2 0 0 $180,838
1995 10 10 0 0 $4,819,800
1996 8 5 2 1 $4,910,00
Career 33 19 4 5 $9,999,813

The 16 Race Winning Streak...

The Streak begins...

1. An allowance race at Aqueduct on October 28, 1994. It was 1 mile on the dirt, and Cigar won by 8 lengths.

2. The NYRA Mile (Gr. 1) on November 26, 1994, continues his streak as he wins by 7 lengths over Devil His Due and Punch Line.

Thus ends his 4 year old campaign, but his 5 year old campaign, well, just see for yourself as the Streak continues...

3. An allowance race at Gulfstream on January 22, 1995, 1 1/16 miles on the dirt winning by 2 lengths.

4. Donn Handicapp (Gr. 1) on February 11, 1995, 1 1/14 miles on the dirt winning by 5 in 1:49 3/5 defeating Primitive Hall, Bonus Money (also Holy Bull).

5. Gulfstream Park H. (Gr. 1) on March 5, 1995. Winning by 7 1/2 over 1 1/14 miles on the dirt in 2:02 4/5

6. Oaklawn Park H. (Gr. 1) on April 15, 1995, 1 1/18 miles on the dirt, winning by 2 1/2 in 1:47 1/5 defeating Silver Goblin, Concern.

7. Pimlico Special (Gr. 1) on May 13, 1995, 1 3/16 miles in 1:53 3/5 defeating Devil His Due, Concern.

8. Massachusetts H. on June 3, 1995 at Suffolk Downs. 1 1/8 miles in 1:48 3/5 defeating Poor But Honest, Double Calvados.

9. Hollywood Gold Cup (Gr. 1) on July 2, 1995, 1 1/4 miles in 1:59 2/5 by 3 1/2 defeating Tinners Way, Tossofthecoin.

10. Woodward H. (Gr. 1) on September 16, 1995 at Belmont Park, 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.

11. Jockey Club Gold Cup (Gr. 1) on October 7, 1995 at Belmont, 1 1/4 miles in 2:01 1/5 by 1 length over Unaccounted For, Star Standard.

12. Breeders Cup Classic (Gr. 1) on October 28, 1995 at Belmont, 1 1/4 miles in 1:59 2/5(new stakes record) defeating L'Carriere, Unaccounted For.

A perfect 10 for 10 for his 5 year old campaign, and rolling into his 6 year old campaign on a 12 race winning streak..see what happens as the streak continues on....

13. Donn Handicapp (Gr. 1) on February 10, 1996 at Gulfstream, 1 1/8 miles by 2 in 1:49.

14. Dubai World Cup (inaugural running, not graded) on March 27, 1996, Nad Al Sheba, United Arab Emirates, 1 1/4 miles by 1/2 length in 2:03 4/5.

15. Massachusetts H. on June 2, 1996 at Suffolk Downs, 1 1/8 miles, carryin 130 pounds in 1:49 3/5.

16. Arlington Citation Challenge on July 13, 1996 at Arlington International, 1 1/8 miles in 1:48 1/5 defeating Dramatic Gold, Unbridled's Song.

16 straight victories for America's Horse, Cigar. But all good things must come to an end......

- Pacific Classic (Gr. 1) on August 10, 1996, Cigar went postward looking for his record breaking 17th straight victory in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Cigar led through most of the race, but within seconds of the finish line, he was passed by Dare and Go. His streak-was over.


Complete Races

At 3:

1st:

-Maiden Special Weight, 5-9-93, Santa Anita
-Allowance, 8-18-93, Del Mar

2nd:

-Allowance, 9-3-93, Del Mar
-Volante H (Gr III), 11-5-93, Santa Anita

3rd:

-Allowance, 6-12-93, Hollywood Park
-Ascot H (Gr III), 9-25-93, Bay Meadows

At 4:

1st:

-Allowance, 10-28-94, Aqueduct
-NYRA Mile (Gr I), 11-26-94, Aqueduct

3rd:

-Allowance, 8-8-94, Saratoga
-Allowance, 10-7-94, Belmont

At 5: undefeated

1st:

-Allowance, 1-22-95, Gulfstream Park
-Donn H (Gr I), 2-11-95, Gulfstream Park
-Gulfstream Park H (Gr I), 3-5-95, Gulfstream Park
-Oaklawn Park H (Gr I), 4-15-95, Oaklawn Park
-Pimlico Special (Gr I), 5-13-95, Pimlico
-Massachusetts H, 6-3-95, Suffolk Downs
-Hollywood Gold Cup (Gr I), 7-2-95, Hollywood Park
-Woodward H (Gr I), 9-16-95, Belmont Park
-Jockey Club Gold Cup (Gr I), 10-7-95, Belmont Park
-Breeders' Cup Classic (Gr I), 10-28-95, Belmont Park

At 6:

1st:

-Donn Handicap (Gr I), 2-10-96, Gulfstream Park
-Dubai World Cup (inaugural running - not graded), 3-27-96, Nad Al Sheba, United Arab Emirates
-Massachusetts H, 6-2-96, Suffolk Downs
-Arlington Citation Challenge, 7-13-96, Arlington International
-Woodward (Gr I), 9-14-96, Belmont Park

2nd:

-Pacific Classic (Gr I), 8-10-96, Del Mar (This race broke his win streak).
-Jockey Club Gold Cup (Gr I), 10-5-96, Belmont Park

3rd:

-Breeders' Cup Classic (Gr I), 10-26-96, Woodbine


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