Cigar's Retirement at Churchill Downs 1996 Cigar was honored at Churchill downs on Saturday November 9, 1996 in a ceremony to mark the end of the great horse's racing career, and the beginning of his career as a breeding stallion. Trainer Bill Mott walked Cigar over for saddling and back to his barn after the ceremony. Jockey Jerry Bailey galloped Cigar down the stretch and jogged back to the Winner's Circle. At the Winner's Circle, Cigar received gifts from Kentucky dignitaries.


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