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At almost 17 hands tall and jet black, Ruffian is considered by many to be not only one of the greatest race fillies of all time, but one of the best racehorses of of all time. She made a total of 11 lifetime starts, winning all but her final, and ultimately fatal, match race against 1975 Kentucky Derby winner Foolish Pleasure. Prior to her final start, she had won over varying distances had set new or equaled existing track records, and won 1974 Eclipse Award for Outstanding 2 year old…

At almost 17 hands tall and jet black, Ruffian is considered by many to be not only one of the greatest race fillies of all time, but one of the best racehorses of of all time. She made a total of 11 lifetime starts, winning all but her final, and ultimately fatal, match race against 1975 Kentucky Derby winner Foolish Pleasure. Prior to her final start, she had won over varying distances had set new or equaled existing track records, and won 1974 Eclipse Award for Outstanding 2 year old…

Ruffian ....one incredible mare! Sad ending to her life.  Thoroughbred mare.  Kentucky Derby winner

Ruffian ....one incredible mare! Sad ending to her life. Thoroughbred mare. Kentucky Derby winner

Forward Pass- 1968 winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness

Forward Pass- 1968 winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness

Today we remember the greatest racing filly of all time, Ruffian. The undefeated filly ran to her grave in the match race "The Battle of the Sexes" with colt Foolish Pleasure. She broke her ankle on the final turn. Braking down on the racing track and later euthenized in the Veterinary Hospital

Today we remember the greatest racing filly of all time, Ruffian. The undefeated filly ran to her grave in the match race "The Battle of the Sexes" with colt Foolish Pleasure. She broke her ankle on the final turn. Braking down on the racing track and later euthenized in the Veterinary Hospital

Ruffian....possibly one of my favorite horses,along with secretariat of course.

Ruffian....possibly one of my favorite horses,along with secretariat of course.

ruffian+&+saratoga | ruffian maiden victory winners circle a rare photo of ruffian

ruffian+&+saratoga | ruffian maiden victory winners circle a rare photo of ruffian

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