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  • THURSDAY, FEB. 29, 1996

    Cigar Still Out

    Cigar, recovering from a bruised foot, walked under tack at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., but the 1995 horse of the year won’t get back to the track until at …

  • MONDAY, FEB. 26, 1996

    Cigar Will Skip Santa Anita

    Cigar, the 1995 horse of the year, will not race in the Santa Anita Handicap Saturday and his appearance in the $4 million Dubai World Cup is very much in …

  • SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 1996

    Cigar Has Hoof Treated; His Racing Future Unknown

    Cigar began the road to an uncertain recovery on Friday, the abscess in his right front foot healing but the impact on his racing schedule still unknown. But he was …

  • FRIDAY, FEB. 23, 1996

    Cigar Injures Foot

    Cigar has bruised his right front foot, and his handlers are not sure how long the injury will sideline the 1995 Horse of the Year. Cigar, who extended his winning …

  • SUNDAY, FEB. 18, 1996


    Tisha Venturini and Tiffeny Milbrett scored first-half goals to lead the United States women’s soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Sweden at Houston. It was the Americans’ second victory …

  • FRIDAY, FEB. 16, 1996


    Refrigerator, the richest quarter horse in racing history, is retiring from competition after six years of racing. Refrigerator earned year-end championships annually between 1990-94, including the overall world title in …

  • SUNDAY, FEB. 11, 1996

    Cigar Wins 13th Straight

    Cigar began 1996 the same way he finished last year - in first place. Cigar, the newly christened Horse of the Year, coasted to his 13th consecutive victory by winning …

  • SATURDAY, FEB. 10, 1996

    Cigar Rules Eclipse Awards

    The Cigar crew picked up five Eclipse Awards, including horse-of-the-year honors, and then trainer Bill Mott and jockey Jerry Bailey quickly left in ownerbreeder Allen Paulson’s jet for Florida, where …

  • THURSDAY, FEB. 8, 1996

    Cheap Seats


  • FRIDAY, FEB. 2, 1996


    The Idaho State basketball team has fallen to seven scholarship players after freshman guard Tracy Blake, who was suspended indefinitely last Friday, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of battery. …

  • THURSDAY, FEB. 1, 1996

    Best Pal Retires

    Best Pal, the third-ranking money winner in thoroughbred history, has been retired following an eighth-place finish in his last outing. Best Pal, who first raced in 1990, will return to …

  • FRIDAY, JAN. 12, 1996

    Cigar Dominates Eclipse Awards

    Cigar’s perfect racing season got even better as owner Allen Paulson, trainer Bill Mott and jockey Jerry Bailey each won Eclipse Awards for outstanding achievement in thoroughbred racing in 1995. …

  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3, 1996

    Sports People

    Goaltender Jim Carey of the Washington Capitals was selected as NHL Player of the Week after three wins, two of them shutouts, posting a 1.33 goals-against average and a .944 …

  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27, 1995


    North Alabama, which just won its third straight Division II championship, will lose the equivalent of 23 football scholarships over four years as part of a self-imposed penalty for NCAA …

  • MONDAY, DEC. 25, 1995

    Light One Up For Cigar

    Our Sportsperson of the Year isn’t a person, but it’s been that kind of a year in sports. Judging by the cover of Time magazine, it’s been a lean 1995 …

  • SUNDAY, DEC. 24, 1995

    Jockey In Stable Condition

    Jockey Nick Santagata was in stable but guarded condition at North Shore University Hospital, a day after he suffered six broken ribs and a fractured sternum in a three-horse spill …

  • SATURDAY, DEC. 23, 1995

    Jockey Hurt; Horse Destroyed

    Jockey Nick Santagata was in “guarded, critical condition” in a hospital after a three-horse spill in the first race at Aqueduct. Two riders, Rafael Mojica and Filiberto Leon, were shaken …

  • FRIDAY, DEC. 22, 1995


    No. 11 Iowa defeated No. 22 North Carolina 73-64 in the women’s consolation game of the Carolinas Holiday Beach Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Trevor Denman, one of the top …

  • MONDAY, DEC. 18, 1995

    Longshot Beats Hennessy

    Matty G, the longest shot in a field of seven, led nearly all the way in winning the $500,000 Hollywood Futurity at Hollywood Park by seven lengths. Hennessy, the 3-10 …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29, 1995

    Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    For the fifth or sixth time in the last three weeks, the bankroll was exercised a lot on closing day, without producing much change. On the other hand, finishing a …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 27, 1995

    Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    And here it is getaway day. Get a hunch and bet a bunch. Assume the track will run the way it has most of the weekend, dooming most frontrunners and …

  • SATURDAY, NOV. 25, 1995

    Get A Hunch, Bet Bunch

    Under present weather conditions, track bias can be perplexing. The underlying message is “Go with the flow.” Friday, with the slop scraped away, speed died. That was not a good …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 24, 1995


    Americans Scott Davis and Todd Eldredge placed second and third in the short program of men’s singles figure skating at the Nations Cup at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Viacheslav Zagorodniuk of Russia …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 24, 1995

    Playfair Weekend Begins With Simulcasts Today At 3

    Two stakes events, the KGA Lilac Lady Handicap and the Inland Empire Marathon, will highlight the action on Thanksgiving weekend as Playfair Race Course puts the finishing touches on the …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 24, 1995

    Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    How do you excuse a $179 typing mistake, especially when it’s your own? Because we can’t parlay backwards, even in our dreams, listing INSTEAD OF CAL, rather than PRAIRIE WALKER, …

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 19, 1995

    Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    So much money, so little time. After a few days with lots of action, but not much gain or loss, Saturday and Sunday promised several opportunities to bet on some …

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 19, 1995

    A Gamble Works For Playfair Win

    A Gamble, sprint champion for the 1992 horse racing season at Playfair Race Course, captured some of his glory of yesteryear Saturday when he sprinted to victory in the 20th …

  • SATURDAY, NOV. 18, 1995

    Playfair Cancels Monday’s Racing Program

    Faced with lagging entries and a dwindling supply of horses, Playfair Race Course has called off Monday’s scheduled program. There will be racing today and Sunday, beginning with simulcasts from …

  • SATURDAY, NOV. 18, 1995

    Get A Hunch, Bet A Bunch

    G J’s Playgirl is a jackrabbit. Catch her and you can win today’s feature. Canadian invader Traceable Source and Allthewaytothetop need a good race to reach their peak for the …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 17, 1995

    Equine Seniors Ready To Run In Rocking Chair

    A horse once owned by singer Frank Sinatra and a pair of former stakes standouts will be among the starters Saturday when the Rocking Chair Handicap returns to Playfair Race …



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