Sad news. He was one of the greats. We saw him in retirement at Kentucky Horse Park several years ago.

via Cigar, American racehorse, dies at age of 24.

The two-time United States horse of the year won 16 consecutive races during 1995 and 96, including the inaugural Dubai World Cup. Cigar eventually retired in 1996 after earning his owners $9,999,815, a record at the time – he had been suffering with arthritis for the last six months. Directors at the Kentucky horse park said they were “heartbroken to lose this great horse.”

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