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American Champion Thoroughbred: “Ruffian”

Ranked among the top U. S. racehorses of the 20th century, Ruffin was foaled April 17, 1972.  She was an American Champion thoroughbred horse whose spirit and energy are depicted in these quality art prints.


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Her final race was run July 6, 1975 at Belmont Park, it was a match race between Ruffian and that year’s Kentucky Derby winner, Foolish Pleasure. In the past, both shared the same jockey, Jacinto Vasquez. Vasquez chose to ride Ruffian, believing that she was the better horse. Braulio Baeza rode Foolish Pleasure. The great match was heavily anticipated by more than 50,000 spectators and with an estimated 20 million TV viewer. Sadly, Ruffian was injured the later part of the race and had to be humanly euthanized. She will always be remembered as a champion who had heart.

(Signed and numbered by the artist)

Overall size 22 x 29 (Image size 16 x 20 1/2)
Edition size 350 prints 50 artist proofs
Offset Lithograph Print : $135
Offset Lithograph Print Artist Proof: $210

Available in size 11 x 14:
Edition size 650 prints 50 artist proofs
Offset Lithograph Print: $95
Offset Lithograph Print Artist Proof: $180

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