Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Statement from Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel on the passing of Breeders’ Cup Champion Cigar:

“Cigar thrilled racing fans across the world with electrifying performances in his great campaigns of 1995 and 1996. His victory in the 1995 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Belmont Park capped off an undefeated season, and his triumph in the inaugural Dubai World Cup brought this great champion to an international stage. Allen and Madeleine Paulson formed a bold and dynamic ownership team, and the Hall of Fame trainer and jockey combination of Bill Mott and Jerry Bailey prepared Cigar to exhibit his greatness each time he went to the racetrack. We join the Thoroughbred community in saluting the memory of this remarkable racehorse.”