Connect Wins Cigar Mile Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack
Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park, New York played host to the $500,000 G1 Cigar Mile Handicap on Saturday, November 26. Horses three years old and upward were featured when they took to Aqueduct's dirt track and raced one mile. Late blooming Paul Pompa Jr.'s 3-2 race favorite Connect prevailed after a thrilling duel down the stretch with Divining Rod to win by a head - Divining Rod, who was sent off at 5-1 settled for second. Realm got up for third at 17-1 odds in the field of 10 with War Story fourth, 5-2 second choice Anchor Down fifth and Threefiveindia, Tale of S'avall, Economic Model, Mylute, and Ocean Knight completing the order of finish.