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Ruffian Burning from the Start (Paperback)

Author:  Jane Schwartz
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0345450000
ISBN-13: 9780345450005
Sku: 30888206
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  336
Age Range:  NA
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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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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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Jane Schwartz
Jane Schwartz's work has appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, the New York Daily News, and The Blood-Horse. Her column "Free Rein" was carried by the Daily Racing Form from 1992 to 1994. She has taught writing at Emerson, Brooklyn, and Hunter Colleges, and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. She is the author of the novel CAUGHT, and the nonfiction work RUFFIAN: BURNING FROM THE START.

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