Cigar: American racehorse dies at age of 24
The American racehorse Cigar has died at the age of 24.
The two-time United States horse of the year won 16 consecutive races during 1995 and 96, including the inaugural Dubai World Cup.
Cigar eventually retired in 1996 after earning his owners $9,999,815, a record at the time - he had been suffering with arthritis for the last six months.
Directors at the Kentucky horse park said they were "heartbroken to lose this great horse".