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Cigar: America's Horse

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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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Jennifer
Mar 18, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it
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
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Wendy
Oct 07, 2011 Wendy rated it really liked it
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
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Leila Mohseni
Jul 02, 2016 Leila Mohseni rated it really liked it
A little dry at times, but Jay Hovdey writes most excellently about the great American racehorse, Cigar, and what a memorable racing career he led.

Cigar: gone, but surely NEVER forgotten!
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Jan 01, 2009 Bellarush rated it really liked it
I love Cigar. That is all. haha!
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