to go with my saying at the top of my page heres some info.
she was the greatest race horse to step foot on a track.She never let anyone in front of her.She always was in the lead.When a horse go close she would play a cat & mouse game,as soon as they were close to her shed sprint off telling them to catch her,shed break their hearts.as a 2yo at the end of her season she fractured her right hind leg and was out for the memaing of ther season till she was a 3yo. As her comeback as a 3yo she won the filly triple crow and peolpe thought she should go aginst the colts.So a match race was announced fo her,the filly triple crown winer,which she was only the 4th horse ever to win it,aginst a 3yo colt,the kentucky derby winner. As the match race went off on the backstreach ruffin was in the lead by 1/2 a lenth then she brock down.She brock her right front foot and it shattered.vets spent 12hs surgery to save her but as she came out of the anistisha she started to run,thing and remembering only running aginst the colt,not knowing what happend after she broke down,she ended up breaking her other right elbow.So they desided to put her out of her misery.As she was teperarly at reast she started to run.that was all she wanted was to runn day and night,morning or afternoon,all she said was 'let me run'. she started to gain speed as she ran,then the shot was administered,she was running now with out a bit in her mounth,no jockey on her back,she could runn free at last,straight into the light,FREE.
my info. can from ruffian the movie and also ruffian:burning from the start book
it is also in my opinion but i do recxomind to watch the movie and reads the book