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41 years ago today, racing’s greatest filly was born. Ruffian was undefeated until that faithful day at Belmont where she broke her leg in a match race with Foolish Pleasure and had to be euthanized. 

R.I.P. Ruffian, April 17, 1972 - July 7, 1975

On a warm evening down in Kentucky, in the spring of ‘72, a filly was born that show would the whole world, that girls could be Ruffians too, that girls could be Ruffians too. 

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    Happy Birthday Ruffian. To the greatest filly to ever lived.
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