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July 12, 1996 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
When a horse wins consecutive races, that horse is termed consistent. When a horse wins three straight races, most players start looking for reasons to bet against the horse in its next start. Horses just don't keep winning. Even the best horses win just a few in a row before losing. It's the nature of the sport. Long winning streaks do not happen. How then does one explain Cigar? Really, there is no explanation. The 6-year-old racing superstar has defied all tenets of the sport.
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October 10, 2014 | Daily News staff and wire reports
CIGAR, THE two-time Horse of the Year whose 16-race winning streak matched one of racing's greatest achievements, has died. He was 24. A release from Kentucky Horse Park said that Cigar died Tuesday night at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital from complications following surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck. Cigar won 19 of 33 starts and earned nearly $10 million but was best known for his incredible run of wins that made him the first horse to tie the record set by the legendary Citation.
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November 1, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Cigar, the 6-year-old star thoroughbred that tied Citation's modern-day record of 16 straight wins, was officially retired yesterday. The announcement came after Cigar lost three of his last four races, including Saturday's Breeders' Cup in Toronto, where he finished third. The horse, stabled at Belmont Park, will now begin a lucrative career as a stud at the Paulsons' Brookside Farm in Versailles, Ky. He will make farewell appearances - tomorrow at Madison Square Garden's National Horse Show and at Churchill Downs on Nov. 12. In all, he raced 33 times, earning $9,999,815.
SPORTS
February 23, 1996 | By Jay Searcy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Cigar, the 1995 horse of the year, had an abscess removed from his right front foot yesterday, putting his much-awaited spring campaign on hold. The 6-year-old superstar was in training for the world's richest race, the $4 million Dubai World Cup on March 27, when a bruise was discovered Wednesday, according to trainer Bill Mott. X-rays proved negative, but the abscess, apparently caused by the bruise, was found yesterday and removed by Mott at his barn at Gulfstream Park.
SPORTS
July 13, 1996 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
When two horses race two generations apart, comparisons are difficult. Still, comparisons between Cigar and Citation are inevitable today as Cigar attempts to tie Citation's modern North American winning streak of 16 in the Arlington Citation Challenge at Arlington Park. Citation won all but one of the races in his streak as a 3-year-old, including the Triple Crown. Citation didn't race as a 4-year-old due to injury and completed his streak in his first start as a 5-year-old. As a 3-year-old, Cigar was racing on the grass and the Triple Crown was never a thought.
NEWS
March 11, 2002
WE ALL know about the strict security at the airport during the day, but who watches it at nights? I have a friend who sells cigars at a cart that he leases through the airport. He has been robbed twice in two months, over $1,000 in merchandise. It's been reported, but nothing has been done. The people who work there at night, are they searched? Are they able to sneak a bomb in without being detected - because apparently they are able to sneak things out! Edwin R. Manzano Jr. Philadelphia
SPORTS
June 2, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Cigar was applauded and cheered from the time he walked down the track at Suffolk Downs to be saddled yesterday until he crossed the finish line, an easy winner of the Massachusetts Handicap. With a cheering crowd of more than 20,000 at the track in Boston, Jerry Bailey rode the 6-year-old to his 15th consecutive victory, one shy of the modern-day North American record set by Citation, the 1948 Triple Crown winner. Cigar carried 130 pounds, the most of his career, and spotted his five rivals from 19 to 22 pounds.
NEWS
February 19, 1992 | by Dr. Peter H. Gott, Special to the Daily News
Q: I have a college-educated husband who will only believe the word of a reputable doctor on the dangers of cigar smoking. He feels that because he doesn't inhale the smoke, there is no problem, in spite of the fact that he has a persistent cough. Your comments? A: It's almost impossible to smoke a pipe or a cigar without inhaling at least some of the smoke. And many studies clearly document the unhealthful effects of "passive" smoking. Tobacco smoke in any form is hazardous to the health of both the smoker and those around him. The fact that your husband has a cough is further evidence that his habit may be catching up to him. He should see a doctor.
SPORTS
January 12, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Cigar, the overwhelming favorite to be named Horse of the Year next month, and Kentucky Derby and Belmont winner Thunder Gulch yesterday were named winners of 1995 Eclipse Awards. Cigar was a unanimous selection as Champion Older Male Horse and Thunder Gulch was voted Champion 3-year-old Colt. The winner of the 1995 Horse of the Year Award will be announced at the Eclipse Awards dinner Feb. 9 in San Diego. Cigar was 10-0 in 1995 and won a record $4,819,800. His owner, Allen Paulson, trainer, Bill Mott, and jockey, Jerry Bailey, also won individual Eclipse Awards in their areas.
SPORTS
February 5, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Cigar became the first horse since 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed to win consecutive Horse of the Year Awards yesterday, assuring his status as one of the all-time greats. Horse of the Year also completed his second straight sweep of Eclipse awards. On Jan. 10, he was named best older horse or gelding in North America after winning five of eight starts, including the $4 million Dubai World Cup and Woodward Stakes. Cigar was the overwhelming choice of the three voting groups - the Thoroughbred Racing Associations, National Turf Writers Association and Daily Racing Form.
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November 26, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE FIRST and only time I met Pat Quinn, I was a college-age reporter covering a Flyers game as a fill-in for the Associated Press. It was Oct. 11, 1981, at the Spectrum. Ilkka Sinisalo became the first Flyer to score his first NHL goal on a penalty shot. The Flyers beat the Penguins, 8-2, but the story was Sinisalo. A large media crowd gathered around him in the postgame locker room. However, it soon became evident that Ilkka, who was from Finland, did not speak English well.
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October 10, 2014 | Daily News staff and wire reports
CIGAR, THE two-time Horse of the Year whose 16-race winning streak matched one of racing's greatest achievements, has died. He was 24. A release from Kentucky Horse Park said that Cigar died Tuesday night at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital from complications following surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck. Cigar won 19 of 33 starts and earned nearly $10 million but was best known for his incredible run of wins that made him the first horse to tie the record set by the legendary Citation.
FOOD
September 20, 2013 | By Michael Klein, For The Inquirer
New eatery in Wayne Radnor Township is getting an upgrade - what with White Dog Cafe's reopening after a fire, Peppercorn's recent debut, and the forthcoming Estia Taverna and Pietro's Coal-Oven Pizza coming to 200 Radnor-Chester Rd. in a few months. A week old is Carmel Cafe & Wine Bar (372 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 484-580-6725), a dramatic transformation of HogFish Bar & Grill and its predecessor, Flavor. It's dark and sexy in a chain sort of way, which is about right because Carmel has five locations in Florida.
BUSINESS
August 13, 2012 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Columnist
"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar," Sigmund Freud supposedly once said. Whether he ever uttered the exact phrase, the observation is dead-on. We're often way too tempted to see things as symbols, even when we should be keeping our eyes on the actual ball. Or, in this case, Buckyballs and Zen Magnets – two "adult desk toys" that are the latest subject of one of today's most overused symbolic frames, Big Government vs. Small Business, spun by conservative politicians and right-wing Zen masters of indirection such as Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Malkin.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2011
GEORGES Perrier looks like he needs a hug. We're sitting at a table in Le Bec-Fin's grand dining room, gilded as ever, underneath those familiar, ornate chandeliers. We're drinking lukewarm mineral water as Perrier smokes what he calls a "cheap" cigar and fidgets with two pill bottles of prescription medicine. Outside, it's a gloomy, rainy afternoon in advance of Hurricane Irene. Inside, things aren't much sunnier. "I'm 67 years old," Perrier says. "Next year I might be dead. I am not the future.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2011
As Brad Helder took a soothing draw on his Oliva Serie V and slowly exhaled, smoke from the hand-rolled premium Nicaraguan cigar curling in the air around his head, the soft-spoken entrepreneur made a confession: Stogies were not the career he had mapped out for himself. Restaurants were. Until, that is, the 29-year-old Langhorne native, who had spent 15 years as a busboy, bartender, and restaurant manager, determined that owning an eatery was too expensive and "a very, very risky business.
NEWS
June 17, 2011 | By David Iams, For The Inquirer
While Freeman's sale Sunday of fine American and European paintings and sculpture will feature works on canvas and paper by such acclaimed local artists as Andrew Wyeth, N.C. Wyeth, and Howard Pyle, a sale Saturday will offer works of art on cigar boxes. The more than 50 lots of cigar boxes are part of Morphy Auctions' 880-lot sale of antique and vintage advertising items, beginning at 9 a.m. at its newly expanded gallery near Reading. The boxes, along with humidors and other tobacco-related items, notably two life-size cigar-store Indians, come from the Gotham Cigar Museum of Tampa, Fla. They include depictions of Indians, among them an 1898 Black Hawk cigar box from Illinois; an 1880s "Merry Christmas" box from New York; a Hoffman House "Bouquet" box depicting nymphs and a satyr frolicking in an Arcadian setting; and, significantly, a full box of Rose-O-Cuba cigars dating to the 1950s.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2011 | By Dan Gross
FAMED EAGLES coach Dick Vermeil , Saints coach Sean Payton and Eagle-turned-ESPN Radio host Mike Golic joined Ron Jaworski at his second annual cigar-party fundraiser over Super Bowl weekend to benefit his Jaws Youth Fund. Vermeil flew out of PHL Wednesday to get to Dallas in time for the party Thursday at the Reata Fort Worth that also attracted Jaws' ESPN "Monday Night Football" colleague Jon Gruden , John Adams and Greg Cosell from NFL Films and cigar mogul Rocky Patel and Adam Gefner from the Philly Cigar Club.
NEWS
April 15, 2010 | By Jeff Shields INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
City Councilman Darrell L. Clarke wants the city to venture where the state has not yet dared to go: the taxing of chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, and cigars. Clarke said he would introduce on Thursday a bill setting a 3.6-cent tax on each cigar and a 36 cents-per-ounce tax on loose forms of tobacco. That would mean 43 cents on a typical 1.2-ounce can of chewing tobacco. Snuff is also included, as are rolling papers, at a yet-to-be-determined rate. Clarke's legislative counsel, William Carter, estimated it would raise between $5 million and $6 million for a city looking for any and all revenues to fill a budget gap of up to $150 million in fiscal 2011.
SPORTS
February 27, 2010
VANCOUVER - Given the Jon Montgomery precedent, they've embarrassed themselves again. The directors of the Olympics where a luger died on a killer new track, where they shut down the mass-transit system before they close the bars, and where they placed the Olympic torch behind a not-so-photogenic chain-link fence have, again, embraced the chance to egg their own faces. The Canadian women's hockey team was photographed on the ice posing with their gold medals . . . while consuming beer and smoking cigars.
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