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Cigar: America's Horse

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The fascinating story of the most talked about Thoroughbred since Secretariat. Chronicled from birth through an illustrious racing career to his subsequent retirement at The Kentucky Horse Park. Winner of publishing's Benjamin Franklin Award!
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 25th 1999 by Eclipse Press (first published 1996)
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I really enjoyed learning more about Cigar - his personality, his upbringing, the hurdles he overcame. It made his success all the more special. I also enjoyed the writer's style regarding retelling of races - even though I knew the outcome of each race, I still found myself hanging in suspense!

What I did not like about this book was the many, many, many extraneous details. I just wanted to learn about Cigar, not every single horse, person or light bulb that he ever encountered. However, if you
Oct 22, 2014 Siena marked it as to-read
Haven't read it yet but I have always loved Cigar so sad that he passed away about a month ago. He truly was America's horse. I got the chance to see him 3 times once when I was just a baby once about 4 years ago and another time the day before he passed He was an inspirational gorgeous and incredible horse he always seemed to be happy frolicking in his field Hopefully he is in greener pastures now. Thank you Cigar for being the horse you were and touching so many lives. You are the reason why I ...more
Cigar was one of the great racehorses of our time, and I very much enjoyed reading about him. I've had the joy of visiting Cigar at his home at the Kentucky Horse Park twice--once when I was almost too young to remember, and more recently in 2011. He still has all the spunk and verve that made him so successful on the racetrack. Hopefully he'll be with us for many more years.

My only qualm with the book itself was the sometimes confusing writing...Hovdey lost himself in his own eloquence at times
I love Cigar. That is all. haha!
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