GiveTheMan a Cigar


GiveTheMan a Cigar

2014 Freud/Gift of Giving by Regal Classic Gelding
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


May 26

GiveTheMan a Cigar breezed on Saturday working 3 furlongs in 37.22 over the Belmont Park training track. That work was 11th best out of 32 at the distance.

We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the breeze. Chris said, “I wasn’t pleased with the breeze. He’s not striding out. He’s been dealing with a deeply bruised hoof since his last race and it doesn’t look like it’s fully healed yet. If he doesn’t improve he might need some layup time for it to get fully resolved.”

Chris will evaluate GiveTheMan a Cigar and make a determination as to whether he can remain in training or get time off on the farm.

March 18

GiveTheMan a Cigar ran a reasonable third at Aqueduct on Sunday losing to a very impressive first-time starter. GiveTheMan a Cigar was strung out two to three wide on the turn, was shifted into path four at the top of the lane, and got outfinished.

We spoke with trainer Chris Englehart after the race and Chris said, “He didn’t look 100% running this race. He was getting out in the stretch and was on his wrong lead. He might have an excuse here.”

We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “This horse had some dings going into this race. As Chris said, he wasn’t right coming down the lane. That said, no one was beating the winner today. We’re going to bank the third place money, get GiveTheMan a Cigar cleaned up, and bring him back going around 2 turns which is where this horse really belongs.”

GiveTheMan a Cigar earned $5,500 for Sunday’s third place finish.

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