GiveTheMan a Cigar


GiveTheMan a Cigar

2014 Freud/Gift of Giving by Regal Classic Colt
Registered New York bred

Trained By:Chris Englehart
Location: Belmont Park

This magnificent colt is by a leading New York sire and a well-bred mare. He has the breeding to to run on any surface and compete at classic distances.


Race Statistics

Date Track Type of Race Finish Earnings
Aug 13, 2017 Sar Md Sp Wt 73K 4 $3,650
Sep 10, 2017 Bel Md Sp Wt 60K 7 $600
Sep 29, 2017 Bel Md Sp Wt 60K 8 $400
Nov 8, 2017 Aqu Md 40000 2 $8,200
Nov 22, 2017 Aqu Md 40000 2 $8,200
Dec 15, 2017 Aqu Md Sp Wt 55K 2 $11,000
Total Earnings for Hibiscus Stables $32,050


December 8

GiveTheMan a Cigar breezed on Friday working 4 furlongs in 50.25 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 30th best out of 70 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the breeze. Chris said, “He worked well. This was a freshener before his race. I plan to enter him on Sunday for next Friday.”

Chris will enter GiveTheMan a Cigar to the Maiden Special Weight going 1 mile at Aqueduct on December 15th.

November 22

GiveTheMan a Cigar ran a strong second at Aqueduct on Wednesday getting run down by a credible horse deep in the stretch. GiveTheMan a Cigar sat within range during the initial half, quickened when let out a notch departing the backstretch, was three to four wide launching himself to the top during the run around the bend, felt the presence of the top one as six furlongs was being reached and got let out, saw the advantage slowly but steadily get cut down, came out slightly, but enough, after some left side pressure, leading the top twosome to bump lightly in the vicinity of the sixteenth marker, still put up some fight after having lost control a sixteenth or so earlier, but had to settle for the place.

We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the race and Chris said, ”He ran a very good race. He was 7 lengths ahead of the rest of the field. Depending on his number we might consider moving him back to Maiden Special Weight next time.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “Quai Voltaire is a good horse. It doesn’t surprise me a lot that he was able to beast us today. Maybe a little, but not a lot. We can see that GiveTheMan a Cigar is getting the hang of what he’s supposed to do. He’s been knocking on the door and he’ll eventually get through. Scraping minor awards and padding the back account for a while isn’t the worst thing. He’s becoming a very exciting horse for the partners.”

GiveTheMan a Cigar earned $8,200 for Wednesday’s second place finish.

We’ll will see how GiveTheMan a Cigar comes out of the race and we’ll point him accordingly.