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I was just looking around on the internet the other day when I found out about an ESPN Ruffian movie made in 2007. Has anyone seen it or have any thoughts on it? It seemed like it would be interesting but I couldn't really find much information about it. Does it follow the real story of Ruffian? Thanks!
 

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Yep, real story of Ruffian. It's a dang good movie but then ending will make any horse lover sick. Because it's true, that makes it so much more heartbreaking.
 

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Ruffian is my all time favorite racehorse next to Black Gold. The movie was amazing, but the ending definitely made me BAWL.
 

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I thought it was okay...they didn't do a great job of matching up horses though, in different scenes...it did a fairly good job of covering her life. She was an amazing horse.
 

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Forgot to add, that she was an enormous mare in real life (like 17 hh, maybe more, don't remember) and they didn't do a great job of portraying that; they used alot of colts in the race scenes...haha. But it is a good movie, and very much worth the watch.
 

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I did not really like it. It was just really poorly made. Ruffian's life is a great story and deserves a better movie than that. If you really are interested in the story I would suggest a book called Ruffian Burning From the Start by Jane Schwartz. It's a non-fiction book that it written like a novel, and it tells the story in an informative yet entertaining and heartbreaking way.
 

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The movie was AMAZING! I had never really known about Ruffian before that, but I still cried at the end. If I had the watch it again, I would probably cry more becuase I know more about her. It followed her story very well, and it wasn't cheesy like some.
 

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I did not really like it. It was just really poorly made. Ruffian's life is a great story and deserves a better movie than that. If you really are interested in the story I would suggest a book called Ruffian Burning From the Start by Jane Schwartz. It's a non-fiction book that it written like a novel, and it tells the story in an informative yet entertaining and heartbreaking way.

Oooh, I love that book....very well written! I have it, and have read it a few times, it gets me everytime.
 

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It was a good movie but sad ending. My favorite movie of any race horse was Phar Lap.....:wink:
 

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It was a good movie but sad ending. My favorite movie of any race horse was Phar Lap.....:wink:
Oh yeah...by far, one of my faves too :) too sad, too though...Lol!
 

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i have it. and everything i watch it i cry. She was an AMAZING horse.

Barbaros movie should be released some time this year too i believe they said.
 
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