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Slideshow: Foolish Pleasure

Slideshow: Foolish Pleasure

Foolish Pleasure, whose champion freshman campaign had been the equal of any other, emerged in between Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed. Read the full feature in the April 11, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse. view slideshow

Filly Triple Crown Winners

Filly Triple Crown Winners

Official & Unofficial Filly Triple Crown Winners: Dark Mirage, Shuvee, Chris Evert, Ruffian, Davona Dale, Mom's Command, Open Mind, Sky Beauty, Wistful, Real Delight, Princess Turia,

Frank Whiteley Jr., Hall of Famer, Dead

Frank Whiteley Jr., Hall of Famer, Dead

Hall of Fame trainer Frank Yewell Whiteley Jr., the hard-nosed "Fox of Laurel" and conditioner of superstars Ruffian, Damascus, and Forego, died today in Camden, S.C.

Agreement Will Permit 'Ruffian' Movie to Air

Agreement Will Permit 'Ruffian' Movie to Air

An agreement has been reached between Frank Whiteley and Jacinto Vasquez, the respective trainer and jockey of the top racemare Ruffian; the Walt Disney Company ABC; ESPN; and a movie production company over a movie about the filly.

Whiteley, Vasquez Sue Disney Over Ruffian Movie

Whiteley, Vasquez Sue Disney Over Ruffian Movie

Ruffian's trainer, Frank Whiteley Jr., and her regular rider, Jacinto Vasquez, along with Thoroughbred Legends LLC, have filed a civil suit against The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries, ABC and ESPN, charging trademark infringement in the TV movie "Ruffian," which is slated to air June 9 on ABC.

Author Bill Nack Wednesday's Guest on Talkin' Horses

Author Bill Nack Wednesday's Guest on Talkin' Horses

Seven-time Eclipse Award-winning writer Bill Nack, one of sports' most distinguished authors and writers, will be the special guest live online for the Wednesday, April 19th edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" beginning at Noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT).

Author Bill Nack Wednesday's Guest on Talkin' Horses

Author Bill Nack Wednesday's Guest on Talkin' Horses

Seven-time Eclipse Award-winning writer Bill Nack, one of sports' most distinguished authors and writers, will be the special guest live online for the Wednesday, April 19th edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" beginning at Noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT).

Ruffian Film Slated for ABC/ESPN

ESPN Original Entertainment (EOE) announced it will produce an original film, "Ruffian," based on the story of the great filly who was undefeated until suffering a fatal breakdown in a match race against Foolish Pleasure at Belmont Park in 1975.

Ruffian Remembered

Ruffian Remembered

In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the fateful match race with Foolish Pleasure that resulted in Ruffian's untimely demise, bloodhorse.com would like to share the following excerpt from the Thoroughbred Legends series.

eBay Auction Set for Our Mims Marker

An eBay auction of racing memorabilia will begin Feb. 21 to raise money for a headstone marker for the grave of Our Mims, the 1977 Eclipse Award winner for 3-year-old fillies.

Riboletta Romps in Ruffian

Riboletta ran off to a 7 1/2-length victory over Gourmet Girl to take the $250,000 Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares for her fifth straight victory. Ridden by Chris McCarron, the 5-year-old bay mare pressed the early pace set by Lu Ravi and Country Hideaway, then moved to the front on the far turn before pulling away with ease through the stretch.

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