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Barbaro (April 29, 2003 – January 29, 2007) was an American thoroughbred racehorse that won the 2006 Kentucky Derby. On May 20, 2006 Barbaro fractured three bones in and around the ankle of his right hind leg shortly after the start of the Preakness race.
He underwent surgery at the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania. After a long eight months he was euthanized due to complications that resulted from this injury.
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Famous Australian race horse.
|Ruffian, a dark brown filly, by Reviewer out of Shenanigans by Native Dancer, was foaled April 17, 1972 at Claiborne Farm, Paris KY. |
Undefeated in 10 starts against fillies, Ruffian entered a match race against Kentucky Derby winner Foolish Pleasure at Belmont Park on July 6th, 1975. Leading the colt, Ruffian took a misstep fracturing her ankle. Her jockey tried in vain to pull her up, but she ran on, exposed bone grinding the track with every stride, determined not to let Foolish Pleasure head her. By the time she stopped her hoof hung from a piece of skin.
Rushed from the track she received immediate medical attention, but thrashed wildly coming out of surgery, breaking her cast and damaging her leg even further. Ruffian was humanely destroyed at 2am on July 7th, 1975. She's buried at Belmont Park, with her nose pointing to the finish line.
Reviewer and Shenanigans would each suffer an identical fate, following their daughter to the grave within two years.
- Fashion Stakes - 1st Place
- Astoria Stakes - 1st Place
- Sorority Stakes - 1st Place
- Spinaway Stakes - 1st Place
- Champion 2 yo Filly
- Comely Stakes - 1st Place
- Acorn Stakes - 1st Place
- Mother Goose Stakes - 1st Place
- Coaching Club American Oaks - 1st Place
- Champion 3yo Filly
Sports Illustrated for Women named Ruffian the 57th greatest female athlete of all time.
|Secretariat (f.1970 - d.1989), by Bold Ruler out of Somethingroyal by Princequillo.|
- 1st--Sanford Stakes
- fastest six-furlong race of the year
- 1st--Hopeful Stakes
- 1st--Belmont Futurity
- 2nd--Champagne Stakes
- finished first then disqualified
- 1st--Laurel Futurity
- 1st--Garden State Stakes
- won by three and a half lengths
- 1972 Champion Two Year Old
- 1972 Horse of the Year
- 1st--Bay Shore Stakes (G3)
- 1st--Gotham Stakes (G2)
- 3rd--Wood Memorial Stakes (G1)
- ran with an abscess in his mouth
- Triple Crown - 9th in history, first since Citation in 1948
- 1st--Kentucky Derby (G1)
- set a new track record which still stands
- 1st--Preakness Stakes (G1)
- 1st--Belmont Stakes (G1)
- won by 31 lengths - breaking the track record by 2 1/2 seconds
- 1st--Arlington Invitational
- 2nd--Whitney Stakes (G2)
- 1st--Marlboro Cup
- set new world record at 1 1/8 miles
- 2nd--Woodward Stakes (G1)
- 1st--Man o' War Stakes (G1)
- first time racing on grass
- overran the finish line by a furlong, equaling the world record at 1 5/8 miles
- 1st--Canadian International Stakes (G2)
- won by six and a half lengths
- 1973 Horse of the Year
Secretariat was named ESPN's 35th Greatest Athlete of the 20th Century.
He was the only non-human to make the list.