18. This horse was extremely popular in the early 21st century in the USA, winning the Kentucky Derby in 2006, but his career was cut short by an ultimately fatal leg injury. What was his name?
From Quiz Going Round in Circles
Barbaro, a bay horse, was born in 2003. He won the Kentucky Derby in 2006 by 6½ lengths. His close relatives included Big Brown, Afleet Alex, Funny Cide and Smarty Jones. In the Preakness he broke poorly and injured several bones in a hind leg. Barbaro endured many surgeries and treatments for his leg, but soon developed problems with other legs. Thoroughbreds are built for speed, but have very small hooves and thin legs in proportion to their body weight. Such a horse cannot live on three legs, nor can he lie down for extended periods because that causes congestion, possible bleeding and heart and/or lung problems. Slings were used to relieve Barbaro's pain, but when he could no longer be sustained without pain he was euthanized on January 29, 2007. His statue stands at the entrance to Churchill Downs in Kentucky.
Cigar was a champion U.S.thoroughbred in the 1990s. He won 16 consecutive races. Son of the great Adios, Henry T. Adios (1958- )was a prominent trotter in harness racing, and was considered the richest standardbred of the year in the U.S. when he retired in 1962. In August 1968, Dr. Fager ("The Doctor") set and held for 20 years the world record at one mile on any surface (1:32.2). He was the first horse to break Buckpasser's record for the mile which stood at 1:32.6.