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
Jan 28, 2018 Aqu Md Sp Wt 55K 2 $11,000
Mar 18, 2018 Aqu Md Sp Wt 55K 3 $5,500
Total Earnings for Hibiscus Stables $48,550


January 28

GiveTheMan a Cigar ran a very respectable second at Aqueduct on Sunday ultimately giving way to a very highly regarded 4-5 post time favorite. GiveTheMan a Cigar rushed the gate just as the latch was sprung bouncing to the front from the get go, showed the way in hand just off the inside under some pressure from the presence of the aforementioned foe to the outside, came under ever increasing prompting from that rival through the turn and got put to coaxing five-sixteenths from home, widened away from the rest in tandem nearing the quarter pole, swung three wide for home, dug in and was headed straightened away, couldn't match the top one through the final eighth while running on for the place honors.

We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the race and Chris said, “I was on the phone before the race with Mike Repole who told me that Todd Pletcher doesn’t just like his horse, he LOVES him. At that point I knew we had our hands full. It's all part of horseracing”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “You can make a lot of money running 2nd in every race but eventually you want to get a picture. The winner looks like a future stake horse so there’s no shame in hanging in there with him. What we’re learning about our horse is that he can run on just about anything which will be a benefit as we go forward.”

GiveTheMan a Cigar earned $11,000 for Sunday’s second place finish.

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

January 25

GiveTheMan a Cigar is entered to run in Sunday’s 1st race at Aqueduct which is a Maiden Special Weight going 7 furlongs for 4-year-olds and up. He drew post position 5 and jockey Dylan Davis is named to ride. Davis is currently ranked 4th in the Aqueduct jockey standings with 8 wins and a 15% winning percentage.

GiveTheMan a Cigar is currently 3-1 in the Daily Racing Form morning line. One DRF handicapper selects him as his third choice in the race.

The purse for this race is $55,000.

First race post time is 12:20 PM and GiveTheMan a Cigar's race is Race 1. As always we’ll be in the exclusive Horseman’s Lounge. Everyone is invited to join us at Aqueduct for a fun day of racing.