On a pleasant May day perfect for the racing events
The Churchill downs of Kentucky proudly presents
The finest champion thoroughbreds of all time
With forthcoming foals of champion bloodline
Attention please, the speaker was saying "We have an honored guest"
A lone horse with "Jerry Bailey" in the saddle by request
Yes, we have your favorite star
The famous champion "cigar"
The crowd became estatic, cheering as the judges gave an award
A bronze replica of the wonder horse with gold letters "cigar"
By this time the music began to play, all stood still to hear
My old Kentucky home they love to so dear
The jockeys suits of outstanding vivid colors as they rode
Their mounts to the post
Matched the bright ensembles of the enthusiastic hosts
Oh! There is number eight, he does not want to cooperate
Number nine like most is in his prime
Ok now they are all in line
Their off oh no, cigar want to go
He doesn't know he was only there for show
Number eight that was slow to go to the gate
He is now by the side rail
Only two horses does he trail
He is coming down the stretch fast
Yes one of the horses he did pass
The crowd is on their feet he won fair and square
A little elderly man with a hearing aid said "Who was he that rode into victory?"
Sir, it was pulpit that won the race
And Captain Budgit came in second place
And Concerto was in third today