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Hangin' With Haskin posts tagged "cigar"

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.... Read More

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. Garden Party During a Blood-Horse online chat about five years ago, someone asked me what was my most special moment in racing? Well, needless to say, there are dozens to choose from. But one that ranks right up there at the top did not even... Read More

Cigar Stories

As this year marks the 15th anniversary of Cigar's record-equalling 16th consecutive victory, I thought it would be appropriate to consolidate many of the stories I've written about the great Cigar.... Read More

The Skip Trip

First it was Holy Bull's rampage in 1994 and then the reign of Cigar. No chronicle of the mid-to-late '90s would be complete without recognizing Skip Away's career, which football pundits would call smash-mouth racing.... Read More

The Garden Party and Other Cigar Stories

Any discussion of the era of the mid-to-late '90s would not be complete without talking about Cigar. What follows are several behind-the-scenes stories about Cigar that, it is hoped, will take the readers to places they have never been.... Read More

Bull's Eye!

I'm sure many people are familiar with the story of Holy Bull and Jimmy Croll, but in keeping with the current historical theme I will tell it again for those who are not familiar with it and those who only know parts of it. It's another one of those racing stories you can't make up.... Read More

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