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Thoroughbred from nottelling, PA

Ruffian: a true champion

About Me

Active within 2078 Days

I am from nottelling, PA and I've been a Club Horse member for 6 years, 11 months and 9 days

Nicknames: not that i know of, her owners called her ruff, the fat one, and the freak

Age: 42 years old

Gender: Mare

Breed: Thoroughbred

Height: unknown

Color: dark bay, almost black

Type of Riding: english, cuz its racing

My Horse's Achievements: she won every race she entered, except for the one that killed her

My Horse's Favorite Treat: she loved apples

My Horse's Favorite Things To Do: race of course

Pet Peeves: people calling her fat and useless

My Horse's motto: i may be fat but i can beat your butt in a race, their aint no such thing as neck and neck when im racing

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she isnt mine, i just thought she deserved a nice tribute.

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I've had 351 friends visit me.

I'm the 4,373rd member on HorseChannel.com.

8 friends have voted for me since I joined Club Horse!

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM
HI
i loved ruffian she was such a great horse! and a beautiful horse! heres my vote

Come visit me, Jag.

08/08/2007 09:44.35 PM Report This Comment
Geez......
Poor girl, she diserved better.......

Nerissa, Port Orchard, WA.

08/08/2007 08:06.26 PM Report This Comment
That is SO sad. I hate seeing horses go through that. She deserved what you gave her, a site thats her very own so that everyone gets a chance to know her. here is a vote for a VERY heroic horse. GO GET 'EM RUFFIAN!!!!!

Come visit me, April.

08/08/2007 04:38.01 PM Report This Comment
hi
I think it is verry nice of you to make a page for her.
I bawld when she died.Please leave a commint on my page
for my horse Quinn.

Come visit me, Quinn.

08/08/2007 03:08.32 PM Report This Comment
HELP
I am sending a blog to as many horse profiles as I can. I need help. I have a friend that has a horse that is very old. She has lost interest in him and finds it difficult to go see him often. She saved him from and abusive owner so, due to previous sway back, he has a hard time being ridden. He can only walk and trot breifly. She wants to give him away to a happy home where he can just sit in a pasture with other horses for the rest of his days. If you know of any places or have any advice please blog me back at one of my profiles. Thank You.

Come visit me, Cody, Jasmine, Kapalua & Kula.

08/08/2007 02:38.29 PM Report This Comment
poor ruffian
she died at a race when she was 2 years old.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.

see, she deserves a good vote

Come visit me, Leo. R.I.P, Mikey & Ruffian: a true champion.

08/08/2007 11:05.55 AM Report This Comment

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