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Thoroughbred from kenosha, WI

Ruffian (1972-1975)

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I am from kenosha, WI and I've been a Club Horse member for 7 years, 4 months and 1 day

Nicknames: she was called the "freak" due to being so big

Age: 46 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Thoroughbred

Height: 16.2

Color: black

Type of Riding: racing

My Horse's Achievements: won Triple Queen Tiara

My Horse's Favorite Treat: mints

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: race to the finish line

Pet Peeves: leg casts

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The great match race was set, it was to be Ruffian against the Derby winner of 1975, Foolish Pleasure. Both horses broke cleanly, with Foolish Pleasure a step in front, but it was only a matter of seconds before they were going head to head. Ruffian stuck her nose in front, the opening quarter was run in 22 1/5. At this time Ruffian started pulling away from Foolish Pleasure, first a head, then a neck, then by half a length. Suddenly, the jockeys heard a snapping sound. Then Foolish Pleasure was in front by a length, two, three.... the announcer called out with disbelief, "Ruffian has broken down!" but the great filly kept running. She ground her leg into the track but there was no stopping her. By the time she was pulled up, her hoof dangled uselessly and it was all anyone could do to get her off the track.

They operated on Ruffian all through the night but to no avail, she began running and ripped the cast off upon coming out of the anesthesia, causing further damage to her leg. The men and the vets around her had tried to perform a miracle surgery and it had only furthered her agony. Shortly after 2 am, Ruffian was put down, and she was free to run once more. She was buried around 9 pm that evening at belmont park, with her nose pointed towards the finish line. Hundreds showed up to pay their respects to the legendary filly. She had galloped into the hearts of people across the nation in only two short seasons and she would never be forgotten.

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Had a nice little ride on Sadie. today. Thinking about putting the tarp up on the west side of the shade. Afraid Sadie will tear it down. She's a busy body and loves to get into things that don't concern her. Teaching her the word NO. I have to use it on her alot..... Prayers, love and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thx For HOTD - 11/30/17!*.

03/31/2011 12:02.23 AM Report This Comment
Had a great horsey day Wednesday. Sadie was so amazing. Now that Austin's riding, too, I have to share her. I had a short ride then handed her over. I'm so happy he's riding. Says it's fun. As long as Sadie's a good girl, he'll keep it up. She has her off days tho'. She's young, so I know to expect them. I love to play chase with her. We take turns running after each other. I love it. Hugs and a late Thursday vote. VOTE APRIL HOTM:
Kootenai #161648
Mahoga- ny Mac #164512
Triger #194922.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thx For HOTD - 11/30/17!*.

03/10/2011 11:02.41 PM Report This Comment
Hugs and a vote.

Come visit me, SADIE *Thx For HOTD - 11/30/17!*.

03/09/2011 11:05.36 PM Report This Comment
hi , welcome to hc
coming by with a late evening vote !hope u will support kernel in his hotm run for march ( that means u have to vote in feb. ) hope i will get ur daily vote for kernel , thanks sooooooooo much <3 kate & kernel p.s if u have any questions or just need some one to talk to i alway here !(:

Come visit me, Kernel, Wild Horses & Traveler.

01/25/2011 02:30.02 PM Report This Comment
Welcome To Horse Channel!! I sure hope you enjoy it!! Here are a few pointers to help you start the game!! Sorry if you already have another account or know this stuff!! HOTD stands for Horse of the Day, you can get this by getting the most votes in the previous day & HOTM stands for Horse of the Month, you can get this for getting the most votes in the previous month. If you have any questions please ask!! Mac & I voted for you and would sure like the vote back!! Hope you like Horse Channel!!
Lara & Mac
..•:*¨¨*:•. *Vote Mahogany Mac April HOTM*.•:*¨¨*:•. .

Come visit me, • Remington •.

01/25/2011 01:11.10 PM Report This Comment
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