Cigar beaten at 1-5 but still goes to Woodbine
Monday 07 October 1996
Cigar, the 1-5 favourite, made his usual move towards the leader on the home turn, but Skip Away refused to give way and held on by a head.
Jerry Bailey, Cigar's rider, said: "I met a horse I couldn't beat. I started in at the half-mile pole but from a furlong out I couldn't make up any ground. I tip my hat to the winner."
Despite the defeat, Cigar will still go for the Breeders' Cup Classic at Woodbine on 26 October. His trainer, Bill Mott, was gracious in defeat. "I don't feel badly about losing the race," he said. "I don't feel like he didn't run his race. I don't feel like Jerry did a bad job riding him or that I did a bad job training him."
n Shake The Yoke was second to Memories Of Silver in the Grade One Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland on Saturday.
n Sean Woods's Mistle Cat beat Mark Johnston's Gothenberg by two lengths in the Group One Premio Vittorio di Capua in Milan yesterday.
Latest in Sport
Didier Drogba went absolutely mental in the Chelsea dressing room after Blues were given the Premier League trophy
Jurgen Klopp favourite to replace Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool if he's sacked
Premier League 2015/16 kits: Confirmed and rumoured strips from Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and others
Sam Allardyce sacked: West Ham wait just a few minutes after final game to axe manager
Arsenal transfer news: Arsene Wenger sets deadline for Theo Walcott contract talks with Liverpool keeping a close eye on his future
- 1 Isis 'jihadi bride' claims forced sex with Yazidi girls is never rape because Koran condones it
- 2 Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while posing for a selfie
- 3 Art Garfunkel calls Paul Simon a 'monster' with a Napoleon complex
- 4 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
£40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...
£35 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitment Consu...