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Gossip 07-06-2013 07:45 AM

Ruffian will always be my favorite racehorse of all time! This thread is dedicated to her. She died at 3 years old because of a leg injury acquired while in a match race against Foolish Pleasure. To this day, it was the last match race ever held. She hadn't lost a race in her life, not to mention she was a filly. Can you imagine what she could've accomplished if she'd lived longer?

tlkng1 07-06-2013 07:56 AM

I remember that race and I admit it put me off watching races for many MANY years following..I had only been recently bitten by the horse bug at that point so was still in the incubation period to horse crazy :). She was a gorgeous TBred and she sure wasn't one to let the "boys" outshine her. From the gossip/scandal that followed, the match race was more a grudge race; an argument between the two trainers as to whether or not a filly could stand up to the rigors of playing with the "boys." Unfortunately the broken leg only showed the possibility that the trainer for Foolish Pleasure was right, but, even the stud colts, ie Barbaro, have had issues.

texasgal 07-06-2013 08:45 AM

Is it even possible to start a thread like this without pictures?

I love her too...

tlkng1 07-06-2013 08:47 AM

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Here is the vid of the race
The pic was where Ruffian was ahead of Foolish Pleasure n the race.

texasgal 07-06-2013 08:48 AM

Image fail ... the one thing I hate about my mobile device....

Gossip 07-06-2013 11:11 AM

Thanks for sharing the vid with us tlkng1. It's so sad just seeing it!

Gossip 07-11-2013 08:05 AM

Ruffian should have more fans than this!

Gossip 07-11-2013 08:07 AM

How come there aren't more Ruffian fans out there?

Gossip 07-11-2013 08:08 AM

How come there aren't more Ruffian fans out there?

Gossip 07-11-2013 08:09 AM

How did I post that 3 times 0.0

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