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Ruffian Sorority Stakes Jockey Winning Trophy from Jacinto Vasquez

Ruffian Sorority Stakes Jockey Winning Trophy from Jacinto Vasquez

Arguably the greatest filly ever in American racing, Ruffian won 10 of 11 races - setting or breaking a stakes record in each race but her last. She was elected into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in 1976. Made even more dramatic, Ruffian won the Sorority Stakes (setting a new stakes record) on a freshly popped splint, which, although not a serious injury, was painful and enough to take the edge off of most horses. The Blood-Horse magazine ranked her 35th in its list of the top 100 U.S. thoroughbred champions of the 20th Century - the highest-rated filly (or mare) on the list and Sports Illustrated included her as the only non-human on their list of the top 100 female athletes of the century, ranking her 53rd. A self-titled movie was made in 2007 that traced back the filly's amazing career from birth up through and including that fatal day on July 6, 1975, at Belmont Park, when Ruffian broke down in a match race with that year's Kentucky Derby winner, Foolish Pleasure. Ruffian is buried near a flagpole in the infield of Belmont Park, with her nose pointed toward the finish line. Memorabilia from the great filly is beyond rare. This trophy was presented to Ruffian's jockey, Jacinto Vasquez, in the winner's circle after her victory in the 1974 Sorority Stakes. Measures 5 3/4"


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