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  • Quiet Force comes home strong to win the Arlington Handicap.

    Quiet Force Speaks Up in Arlington H.

    Kevin Warner's Quiet Force, a sharp $40,000 claim in March 2014, comes from just off the pace to win the Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT). The son of Dynaformer will likely start in next month's Arlington Million (gr. IT)

  • Dubai World Cup Carnival 2015 - Bill Mott

    Trainer Bill Mott reflects on Cigar, and talks about how Lea has been doing in Dubai. Mott also jokes about traveling to Dubai to meet California Chrome. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Forty Niner (inside) won the NYRA Mile in 1988.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/i-XB3xjmf/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Cigar Mile as 'Stallion Maker'

    While the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) gets the most buzz from the 'best milers make the best sires' adage, the Cigar Mile (gr. I) coming up on Nov. 29 has also produced its fair share of top stallions.

  • Cigar Memorial: Wes Lanter

    Wes Lanter, one of Cigar's handlers, talks about the champion during a memorial service at the Kentucky Horse Park on Nov. 14, 2014.

  • Cigar Memorial

    Wes Lanter, one of Cigar's handlers, talks about the champion during a memorial service at the Kentucky Horse Park on Nov. 14, 2014.

  • Bill Mott has had a way with the ladies, including multiple Eclipse award winner Royal Delta.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2369617945&k=cwSrCsk">Order This Photo</a>

    Mott's BC Fillies are Close to His Heart

    Although the Hall of Fame trainer is closely associated with the legendary Cigar, he has always had that 'je ne sais quoi' with the fillies, including Breeders' Cup contenders Emollient and Close Hatches.

  • Cigar: The Early Days

    When he eventually was sent to Allen Paulson's Brookside Farm as a baby, the son of Palace Music acquired a reputation for being feisty and mischievous.

  • Cigar won the 1995 Breeders' Cup Classic. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/i-HTbBs4Z">Order This Photo</a>

    Racing Hall of Famer Cigar Dead at 24

    Racing Hall of Fame member Cigar, whose 16-race win streak from 1994-96 included victories in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), died at age 24 Oct. 7 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.

  • Slideshow: Cigar

    Celebrating the career and life of the great Cigar.

  • Cigar, Breeders' Cup Classic 1996

    Haskin: Farewell to Cigar

    Racing lost one its all-time greats with the passing of Cigar. As a tribute, I am reprinting some of my most memorable experiences with this magnificent horse.

  • HRTV's Inside Information: Cigar

    HRTV's Inside Information revisits the amazing career of Cigar, a Horse of the Year who recorded 16 consecutive victories.

  • Private Terms

    Private Terms Dead at 25

    Unbeaten favorite for the 1988 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and sire of 23 stakes winners was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age at Claiborne Farm.

  • A record crowd of 44,907 attended opening day at Del Mar.

    Del Mar Sets Attendance Record on Opening Day

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club reported a record crowd of 44,907 for the July 22 season opener, exceeding the previous all-time record crowd of 44,181 set in 1996 when Dare and Go upset Cigar in the Pacific Classic (gr. I).

  • Peppers Pride

    Peppers Pride Stays Hot to the End

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Peppers Pride extended the modern day American record for consecutive wins to 19 when she won at Zia Park on Dec. 14. It may have been the amazing New Mexico-bred filly's final performance and was certainly one of her best.

  • 1988 Breeders&#39; Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year Alysheba will reside at the Kentucky Horse Park.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D618090%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Alysheba to Return to U.S.

    Horse of the Year and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Alysheba is returning to the United States from Saudi Arabia. He will reside in the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • Cigar Wins Simulated Racing Game

    The Breeders' Cup and Horse Racing Simulation LLC, a leading developer of horse racing and virtual racing simulations, unveiled the "Dream Classic," a simulation featuring some of the greatest Breeders' Cup Classic winners over the last 24 years in a showdown with defending Breeders' Cup Classic Champion and North America's all-time richest horse Curlin to determine his place among the great champions.

  • Peppers Pride will go for consecutive victory number 17 Saturday at Zia Park.

    Peppers Pride Seeks Record 17th Win

    Joe Allen's Peppers Pride, who has 16 wins in a row, has entered a six-furlong allowance race at Zia Park on Saturday afternoon in her attempt to set the record for consecutive wins.

  • Curlin and Robby Albarado make history in the Jockey Club Gold Cup.

    Curlin's Gold Cup Triumph Makes History

    Curlin made racing history by winning the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr.I) at Belmont Park in New York Sept. 27. Curlin's victory, which was worth $450,000, made the colt the richest North American-based Thoroughbred of all-time and the first to vault past the $10-million mark.

  • Curlin T-Shirts Available at Belmont

    Curlin t-shirts will be on sale Sept. 27 at Belmont Park when the reigning Horse of the Year attempts to win the Jockey Club Gold Cup(gr. I) and become the first American horse to surpss $10 million in earnings.

  • Jess Jackson, majority owner of Curlin

    Owner Jackson Discusses Curlin's Future

    Though this weekend will feature power-packed racing that should impact the upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championships, all eyes will be on Curlin as he looks to defend his title in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) and break Cigar's North American earnings record.

  • The great Cigar won the Mass Cap in 1995 (shown) and 1996.

    Suffolk Fights to Save MassCap

    Why should this year's incarnation of the MassCap be any different than the other 65 events contested beneath the deafening roar of overhead planes from nearby Logan Airport?

  • Curlin, shown winning his most recent start, the Woodward (gr. I), continues to prep for his next scheduled start in the Sept. 27 Jockey Club Gold Cup.

    Curlin Turns in Work for JC Gold Cup

    Defending Horse of the Year Curlin turned in an effortless five-furlong breeze the morning of Sept. 15 over the fast Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Race Course, covering the distance in 1:01.80 under regular exercise rider Carlos Rosas.

  • Curlin school in the Churchill Downs paddock on June 12.

    Curlin Schools for Stephen Foster

    Curlin, the 2007 Horse of the Year and 3-5 morning line favorite for the June 14 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I), schooled in the paddock at Churchill Downs following the fifth race June 12. He was accompanied by trainer Steve Asmussen and assistant trainer Scott Blasi.

  • Daaher is the 120-pound high weight in Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 2.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2859628%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Daaher Heads Donn with Eye on Dubai

    Brass Hat, A.P. Arrow, Fairbanks, Spring At Last, Einstein all pack into talented field for the 50th running of the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 2.

  • Palace Music, sire of Cigar

    Cigar's Sire Palace Music Dead

    Palace Music, whose son Cigar became the world's richest racehorse, was euthanized Jan. 7 at Rangal Park Stud in the Australian state of Victoria.

  • Curlin may have his first workout of 2008 this weekend at Fair Grounds in New Orleans.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1051556%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Curlin's Workout Planned

    Describing the condition of probable Horse of the Year Curlin as "perfect," trainer Steve Asmussen has tentatively set Sunday for the colt's first timed workout since winning the Breeders' Cup Classic Powered by Dodge (gr. I).