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Cigar Mile Handicap

Grade I race
Cigar Mile Handicap
Location Aqueduct Racetrack
Queens, New York, United States
Inaugurated 1981
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Aqueduct Racetrack at the NYRA
Race information
Distance 1 mile (8 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-olds and up
Weight Handicap
Purse $300,000

The Cigar Mile Handicap is an American race for thoroughbred horses at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York. Run annually in late November, it is named in honor of the U.S. Hall of Fame horse Cigar, who won the race in 1994 when it was known as the NYRA Mile. Renamed in 1997 following Cigar's retirement, the Grade I race is for three-year olds and up under handicap weight conditions. It is run at the distance of one mile on the dirt. In 2005, Hill 'n' Dale Farms of Lexington, Kentucky became the race's title sponsor.

There was no race held in 1993.


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Winners of the Cigar Mile







2009 Kodiak Kowboy 4 Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Asmussen Fox Hill Farm/Vinery Stables 1:35.57
2008 Tale of Ekati 3 Edgar Prado Barclay Tagg Charles E. Fipke 1:35.01
2007 Daaher 3 Mike Luzzi Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Racing 1:33.79
2006 Discreet Cat 3 Garrett Gomez Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1:32.46
2005 Purge 4 Garrett Gomez Todd A. Pletcher Starlight Stables et al. 1:34.26
2004 Lion Tamer 4 Jose Santos Todd A. Pletcher Michael B. Tabor 1:33.46
2003 Congaree 5 Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert Stonerside Stable 1:34.30
2002 Congaree 4 Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert Stonerside Stable 1:33.11
2001 Left Bank 4 John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Michael B. Tabor 1:33.35
2000 El Corredor 3 Jerry Bailey Bob Baffert Hal Earnhardt 1:34.68
1999 Affirmed Success 5 Jorge F. Chavez Richard Schosberg Albert Fried, Jr. 1:34.18
1998 Sir Bear 5 Jerry Bailey Ralph Ziadie Barbara Smollin 1:34.05
1997 Devious Course 5 Jorge F. Chavez H. James Bond Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. 1:34.80
1996 Gold Fever 3 Mike E. Smith C. R. McGaughey III Cynthia Phipps 1:34.98
1995 Flying Chevron 3 Robbie Davis James J. Toner Caesar P. Kimmel 1:34.57
1994 Cigar 4 Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson 1:36.10
1992 Ibero 5 Laffit Pincay, Jr. Ron McAnally Frank Whitham 1:33.97
1991 Rubiano 4 Jose A. Santos Scotty Schulhofer Centennial Farm 1:33.68
1990 Quiet American 4 Chris McCarron Gary Jones Sheikh Mohammed 1:32.80
1989 Dispersal 3 Angel Cordero, Jr. Bud Delp Tom O. Myerhoff 1:32.80
1988 Forty Niner 3 William Fox, Jr. Woody Stephens Claiborne Farm 1:34.00



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