The fascinating story of the most talked about Thoroughbred since Secretariat. Chronicled from birth through an illustrious racing career to his subsequent retirement at The Kentucky Horse Park. Winner of publishing's Benjamin Franklin Award!...
|Title||:||Cigar: America's Horse|
|Number of Pages||:||240 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Cigar: America's Horse Reviews
I really enjoyed learning more about Cigar - his personality, his upbringing, the hurdles he overcame. It made his success all the more special. I also enjoyed the writer's style regarding retelling of races - even though I knew the outcome of each race, I still found myself hanging in suspense!What I did not like about this book was the many, many, many extraneous details. I just wanted to learn about Cigar, not every single horse, person or light bulb that he ever encountered. However, if you can get through all of that, it's worth reading if you're a fan of Cigar!
Cigar was one of the great racehorses of our time, and I very much enjoyed reading about him. I've had the joy of visiting Cigar at his home at the Kentucky Horse Park twice--once when I was almost too young to remember, and more recently in 2011. He still has all the spunk and verve that made him so successful on the racetrack. Hopefully he'll be with us for many more years.My only qualm with the book itself was the sometimes confusing writing...Hovdey lost himself in his own eloquence at times, it seemed to me, but it didn't take him long to find his way back again.
A little dry at times, but Jay Hovdey writes most excellently about the great American racehorse, Cigar, and what a memorable racing career he led.Cigar: gone, but surely NEVER forgotten!
I love Cigar. That is all. haha!