|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)|
|Astrology data||28°06' 29°25 Asc. 10°24'|
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.
- Work : Prize 2002 (Inducted into National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame)
Sy Scholfield quotes from "Cigar: America's Horse" by Jay Hovdey  (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)