Submit sites that pertain to the race horse, Barbaro, to this area.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.
|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.
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.|