final furlong is a blog dedicated to horse racing. here, we'll be posting the greats of the past, present, and future! mostly dirt racing, but possibly some turf racing or steeplechase thrown in there as well!

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Today we remember Ruffian, who died 38 years ago after she broke down in a match race with Foolish Pleasure known as “The Battle of the Sexes.” She was undefeated until this fateful day.

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

On a hot afternoon up at Belmont, they buried her facing the line, where she showed the whole world that she had enough heart, to finish in first every time, to finish in first every time.

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