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Ruffian: Burning from the Start

Ruffian: Burning from the Start
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  • Author:Jane Schwartz  
  • Publisher:Ballantine Books  
  • List Price: $16.00
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  • Seller:tslezak19
  • Sales Rank:160,013
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:336
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2
  • Publication Date:April 30, 2002
  • ISBN:0345450000
  • EAN:9780345450005
  • ASIN:0345450000
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Synopsis
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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