Ruffian: Burning from the Start (Paperback)
 
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Ruffian: Burning from the Start (Paperback)

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    During two short seasons at the track, Ruffian was hailed as the greatest thoroughbred filly of all time. Unbeaten in her first ten starts, she shattered one record after another, dazzling crowds with both her beauty and her brilliant speed. Then trage......more

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During two short seasons at the track, Ruffian was hailed as the greatest thoroughbred filly of all time. Unbeaten in her first ten starts, she shattered one record after another, dazzling crowds with both her beauty and her brilliant speed. Then tragedy struck on the afternoon of July 6, 1975. Ruffian broke down–on the lead–in the middle of a match race at Belmont Park. Later that night she had to be destroyed.

Ruffian: Burning from the Start is the story of this exceptional filly, a horse so dominating, so powerful, that writer Walter Farley once suggested she was more like the fictional legend, the Black Stallion, than any colt he had ever seen. Beginning with her earliest days in Kentucky, the book follows Ruffian at every stage of her career and through the agony of her final hours– venturing behind the scenes of the racing world and exploring the politics and personalities that came together to shape this extraordinary filly’s fate.

Author:
Schwartz, Jane
Genre:
SPORTS & RECREATION / Horse Racing
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Publish Date:
04/01/2002
ISBN:
9780345450005
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.6 lb
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    This story will tear the heart of a true horse lover...and be worthy of hankie time to just a regular person..I saw this tragic event but thanks to the author for enlightening me on Ruffian's life and history. I am raisin' my mint julip in a toast to "The two greatest horses of all time...Secretariat & Ruffian! " What a foal they might have had if fate would have allowed! Great Book!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    mzharleywood from Treasure Island, Florida, May 20, 2010

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