Jim Gath: Ruffian ~ There was a girl one time. But, only one time.

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There was a girl one time. But only one time.

* She won every race she ever finished – by an average of 8-1/3 lengths
* She set new stakes records in every stakes race she entered
* She was U.S. Champion 2 Year-Old Filly
* She was U.S. Champion 3 Year-Old Filly
* She won the Triple Tiara
* She was voted the #1 Female Racehorse of the 20th Century

And, on July 6, 1975, going down the long Belmont backstretch, a flock of seagulls flew up in front of her & she took a bad step in a race that has gone down in history as being the worst idea – ever – in the sport of horse racing.

There was a girl one time. But only one time.

Her name was Ruffian.

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