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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.

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Offers a compelling account of the dramatic story of Ruffian, hailed as the greatest thoroughbred filly of all time, who set the horse racing world on fire until she tragically had to be destroyed after she broke down in the middle of a race in 1975. Reprint.

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"A colorful story...Ruffian was nothing if not a heartbreaker. Her story, dramatically recounted by Jane Scwartz, epitomizes both the adrenaline-pumping glory and gut-wrenching ruthlessness inherent in the sport of horse racing."

THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

Here is the story f the exceptional filly, a horse so dominating, she was likened to legend. 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 exroardiinary filly's life.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307416568
Subtitle:
Burning from the Start
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Schwartz, Jane
Author:
Jane Schwartz
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : Horse Racing
Subject:
Pets : Horses - General
Subject:
Horse racing
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ruffian (Race horse)
Subject:
Ruffian
Subject:
General History
Subject:
From the Library of Anne Rice-Games
Subject:
Games-Horse Racing
Subject:
Games-Horse and Dog Racing
Subject:
Nature : Horses
Subject:
Nature : Animals - Horses
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020430
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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Product details 336 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307416568 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Offers a compelling account of the dramatic story of Ruffian, hailed as the greatest thoroughbred filly of all time, who set the horse racing world on fire until she tragically had to be destroyed after she broke down in the middle of a race in 1975. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , "A colorful story...Ruffian was nothing if not a heartbreaker. Her story, dramatically recounted by Jane Scwartz, epitomizes both the adrenaline-pumping glory and gut-wrenching ruthlessness inherent in the sport of horse racing."

THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

Here is the story f the exceptional filly, a horse so dominating, she was likened to legend. 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 exroardiinary filly's life.

From the Paperback edition.

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