Cigar could make Breeders' Cup history while D. Wayne Lukas could enhance his reputation as the No. 1 trainer in horse racing's richest series with 10 starters in six of the seven races.
The 6-year-old Cigar will try to win an unprecedented second straight Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday at Woodbine in Toronto.
Cigar breezed a half mile in 48 1/5 seconds Wednesday at Belmont Park and then was flown to Toronto, arriving at Woodbine just before 4 p.m.
The $4 million Classic is expected to be Cigar's last start, although owner Allen Paulson has several offers to race the horse at least once more.
"I'm sad to see it winding down," said jockey Jerry Bailey, who was aboard for Cigar's workout. "It was emotional going out there today, knowing it might be his last work."
Cigar was made the 4-5 early favorite to beat 13 rivals in the 1 1/4 -mile Classic.
Lukas and his horses were to fly to Toronto from New York today.