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Ruffian, with regular exercise rider John Truesdale, in the days leading up to the fateful showdown with Foolish Pleasure.

Ruffian, with regular exercise rider John Truesdale, in the days leading up to the fateful showdown with Foolish Pleasure.

July  6 - Ruffian, an American champion thoroughbred racehorse breaks down in a match race against Kentucky Derby winner, Foolish Pleasure. She had to be euthanized the following day.

July 6 - Ruffian, an American champion thoroughbred racehorse breaks down in a match race against Kentucky Derby winner, Foolish Pleasure. She had to be euthanized the following day.

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, arguably THE best race horse that ever lived.  Never headed, never beat, died in a match race with a colt while in the lead.

Ruffian, arguably THE best race horse that ever lived. Never headed, never beat, died in a match race with a colt while in the lead.

Ruffian Racehorse | Last Edit: June 16, 2013, 12:20:54 PM by rnmdh07 »

Ruffian Racehorse | Last Edit: June 16, 2013, 12:20:54 PM by rnmdh07 »

Ruffian - I wasn't even born when she raced and every time I see her I cry. I hope to have even half as much determination, courage, and heart as this horse.

Ruffian - I wasn't even born when she raced and every time I see her I cry. I hope to have even half as much determination, courage, and heart as this horse.

2 year old Ruffian as she walked onto the track for the Spinaway Stakes. She won the race by 12&3/4 lengths and in a record time of 1:08 3/5.

2 year old Ruffian as she walked onto the track for the Spinaway Stakes. She won the race by 12&3/4 lengths and in a record time of 1:08 3/5.

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