Cigar Mile Handicap
|Grade I race|
Queens, New York, United States
|Race type||Thoroughbred - Flat racing|
|Distance||1 mile (8 furlongs)|
|Qualification||Horses three years old and older|
The Cigar Mile Handicap is an American race for thoroughbred horses at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City. Run annually in late November, it is named in honor of the U.S. Hall of Fame horse Cigar, who won the race in 1994 when it was known as the NYRA Mile. Renamed in 1997 following Cigar's retirement, the Grade I race is for horses three years old and older under handicap weight conditions. It is run at the distance of one mile on the dirt. The current purse is $500,000.
There was no race held in 1993.
- 1:32.46 - Discreet Cat (2006)
- 2 - Congaree (2002, 2003)
Most wins by a jockey:
- 5 - Jerry Bailey (1994, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003)
Most wins by a trainer:
- 4 - Todd A. Pletcher (2001, 2004, 2005, 2012)
Most wins by an owner:
Winners of the Cigar Mile
- "Cigar Mile Handicap Profile". www.equibase.com. Retrieved 29 November 2016.