Lesley (kinkybeaver) wrote in cinematic_horse,

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Ruffian movie

A movie about Ruffian is being produced by ESPN!


Coming in second quarter 2007, date and time TBA

Ruffian is the story of the fearless filly who tried her guts out every time she raced. She captured the hearts of thousand of fans who came to the racetrack specifically to see her. In one of racing's greatest decades, the 70's, Ruffian emerged as a true hero. Ruffian was arguably the best thoroughbred filly that ever raced: the horse won all five of the events it entered as a two-year-old in 1973, frequently setting or tying track records, and duplicated that string of successes the following year, taking the filly triple crown. On July 6, 1975, Ruffian was entered in a match race against Kentucky Derby winner Foolish Pleasure; partway through the race Ruffian broke a front leg and, despite an operation, had to be destroyed.

May not be uplifting, but it is an amazing story and ESPN will do her justice.
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