This is Cigar at the Kentucky Horse Park. He is the first American thoroughbred racehorse to win 16 races in a row against top of the class racehorses, 1995 and Before him it was triple crown winner Citation, in 1948 and
Citation was the American Triple Crown winner, & one of 3 major North American Thoroughbreds (along with Cigar and Zenyatta) to win at least 16 consecutive races in major stakes race competition. He was the horse in history to win one million dollars.
Cigar- still handsome at age his pedigree was to be a Turf (grass) runner, he proved them wrong, for he was a dirt runner. his trainer Bill Mott took a chance and he went on to be the horse of his time.