Director: Yves Simoneau Cast: Sam Shepard, Frank Whaley, Nicholas Pryor



Prolific French filmmaker Yves Simoneau directs Sam Shepard and Frank Whaley in a sports drama detailing the remarkable racing career of the horse many believe to be the finest thoroughbred filly ever to run the tracks. In her first ten runs Ruffian was unbeaten, and continued to break longstanding records with every stride. But some careers are like shooting stars, and in just her second season racing Ruffian suffered a career-ending injury. On July 6, 1975, race fans gathered at the Belmont and in front of their televisions eager to witness the prized racehorse's eleventh official race. Billed as the "Battle of the Sexes," this landmark run pitted Ruffian against Kentucky Derby top colt Foolish Paradise. As the race got underway Ruffian was running at her best, but disaster would strike just short of the one-mile marker. It was there that Ruffian would take a brutal tumble that would effectively end both her racing career, and her life. Yet despite her tragic end, Ruffian's inspirational story lives on in this drama that shows why she was the only horse ever to be buried at the Belmont.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2011
UPC: 0796019802840
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: Team Marketing
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 19,678

Special Features

On-the-set documentary; Sportscentury interview with Bill Nack; Includes 9 amazing races!; Sportscentury Flashback - Ruffian; A tribute to Ruffian & Barbaro; Audio commentary by director Yves Simoneau & editor Michael Ornstein

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