On my move out from college I decided to detour through Kentucky for the sole purpose of seeing this horse. Cigar, grandson of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, hall of famer, horse of the decade: 1990s, horse of the year: 1995 and 96, highest earning horse ever at time of retirement, and a record of 16 undeafeated races only bested by Zenyatta.
My favorite athlete and racehorse and I got to photograph him for like a whole minute. YESSSS.
This is one of the most badass horses of our lifetime. Even at 23 he knows it, the little poser.