Animal: Cigar

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Animal: Cigar Gender: M
born on 18 April 1990 at 05:45 (= 05:45 AM )
Place Bel Air (Harford County), Maryland, 39n32, 76w21
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 28°06' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 29°25 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 10°24'

Animal: Cigar (enjoying life in the pasture)
photo: Ki Longfellow at English Wikipedia, license gfdl


American Thoroughbred racehorse who, in 1995 and 1996, became the first American racehorse racing against top-class competition to win 16 consecutive races since Triple Crown winner Citation did so in 1948 and 1950. Cigar retired as the leading money earner in Thoroughbred racing history.

He lived out his retirement at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions in Lexington. Around April 2014, Cigar began to suffer increasingly from osteoarthritis in his spine, leading to instability in his legs. He underwent surgery to correct the problem but complications ensued and he died on October 7.

He was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2002.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 2002 (Inducted into National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame)
  • Death by Accident 7 October 2014 (After complications from surgery, age 24)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Cigar: America's Horse" by Jay Hovdey [1996] (Blood-Horse, 2003), p. 18: "The time was 5:45 a.m. Cigar had entered the world."


  • Traits : Body : Hair (Dark bay)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship
  • Mundane : Misc. Mundane : Animals (Thoroughbred racehorse)