Background. Ruffian was foaled on April 17, 1972, at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Kentucky. She was bred by Stuart S. Janney Jr.
What is the story of Ruffian?
Ruffian was a Kentucky homebred daughter of Reviewer and Shenanigans (hence her name) and she was trained by Frank Whiteley, one of the foremost in the profession. In her 1974 campaign Ruffian won her first race, a maiden special event, by 15 lengths.
Where was Secretariat born and raised?
Secretariat was born in Caroline County in the early morning of March 30th, 1970 at Meadow Farm. Secretariat was sired by Bold Ruler from Somethingroyal. The greatest Triple Crown Champion of all time is a Virginia bred horse from Caroline County, The foaling shed in which Secretariat was born still stands.
Is Secretariat still living?
Secretariat died in 1989 due to laminitis at age 19.
How did Ruffian become famous?
Ruffian (April 17, 1972 – July 7, 1975) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who won ten consecutive races, including the Acorn, Mother Goose and Coaching Club American Oaks, then known as the American Triple Tiara.
Who was ruffians trainer?
For the 1974 racing season, Whiteley conditioned the horse with which he was most famously associated. Ruffian is considered by many as not only one of the greatest American fillies of all time but one of the greatest American Thoroughbreds of either sex.
Was Ruffian a Triple Crown winner?
She swept the filly Triple Crown, now known as the Triple Tiara, when she controlled the 1 ½-mile Coaching Club American Oaks throughout. She became only the fourth to accomplish the sweep, following Dark Mirage (1968), Shuvee (1969) and Chris Evert (1974). Ruffian won her first 10 races overall.
Who was the last filly to win the Belmont Stakes?
Fillies in the Belmont – Only 23 fillies have run in the Belmont; three of which have won: 1867 – Ruthless. 1905 – Tanya. 2007 – Rags to Riches.
Fiftyshadesofhay – 2014 Ruffian S. (G2) – YouTube
Ruffian All 11 Races – YouTube
Come Dancing – 2019 – The Ruffian Stakes – YouTube