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TUESDAY, JULY 26 ·         Paul Roberts Lecture Series: Author and thoroughbred race track historian Paul Roberts will present the first installment of a three-part lecture series that examines historic race courses and their architectural development over the...Read More
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  • travel_vic · what language are you constantly TRYING to use for it is NOT English? · 240 days ago ·
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  • goblin · His references make sense, actually, but if you don't have crypto-clearance, then you might need a windtalker. (Not that difficult.) · 240 days ago ·
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Who agrees that the Ruffian and the Personal Ensign were the weakest Grade 1 races for fillies and mares this year?
Jockey Javier Castellano put the finishing touches on a winning weekend at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday afternoon, piloting 18-1 longshot Ask the Moon to a front-running victory in the Grade 1, $250,000 Ruffian Invitational Handicap, the rider’s third graded stakes win in just over 24 hours.  ...Read More
Seven evenly-matched fillies and mares will go postward in Sunday’s $250,000 Ruffian Invitational at Saratoga Race Course, and one will emerge not only with her first Grade 1 victory but an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic as well.Read More
Saratoga Race Course will host six graded stakes next week, and Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott will be strongly represented in three as he plans to send out Aviate in the Grade 1 Diana, Dynazaper in the Grade 1 Ruffian Invitational Handicap, and Moryba in the Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap.   Av...Read More
Every year there is always one division that stands above the rest in overall excellence, and in 2011, I have little doubt that America's top category of runners are the Older Females. Consistency is a mark of quality, and the best of this group run very well, and they do it every time. Three star f...Read More
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  • tiznow · Until Blind Luck gets beat this year without any kind of excuse, she's my top pick. · 1015 days ago ·
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  • MzWTF · Blind Luck has just added another notch in her belt winning The Delaware. An awesome little madam who never stops trying. She and Gomez are starring together. · 1007 days ago ·
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is this named after the filly ruffian?
  • arazi · Yes, it's a stakes race in NY. · 1042 days ago ·
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  • icyhotboo · I along with many others would have loved to see her fufill her greatness.Tragic loss for racing when any horse is lost. · 1042 days ago ·
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Malibu Prayer collected her first Grade 1 victory and earned a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic Sunday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course, turning back a challenge from Unrivaled Belle to win the 35th running of the Ruffian Invitational by 1 ¾ lengths.   After bumping with favored Unriv...Read More
Unrivaled Belle and Malibu Prayer headline a talented group of six for Sunday’s 35th renewal of the Grade 1, $250,000 Ruffian Handicap, which makes its Saratoga Race Course debut.   Previously run at Belmont Park, the 1 1/8th-mile Ruffian is a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Lad...Read More
When Classofsixtythree goes to the post in Sunday’s Grade 1 Ruffian, she’ll have her own cheering section – former classmates of her owner, Lee Pokoik, who was graduated from Tabor Academy in 1963.   “I am a trustee of the school, and what I have done in the past is name horses for people that...Read More
Bill Mott’s top females Proviso and Unrivaled Belle galloped on the main track Friday morning in preparation for starts in upcoming Grade 1 events at Saratoga Race Course.   Proviso will aim for her third consecutive victory at the highest level when she heads postward in the Diana on Saturday...Read More
Mark Stanley's Swift Temper, returning to action off less than two weeks rest, upset odds-on favorite Seventh Street in the $300,000 Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) Sept. 12 in the mud at Belmont Park. The 1 3/4-length victory earned the 5-year-old daughter of Giant's Causeway an automatic berth in the $2 ...Read More
Seventh Street helped kick off what proved to be a tremendously successful meet for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin Stable when she fought back to win the Grade 1 Go for Wand Handicap on opening weekend of the Saratoga meet. Her connections hope Seventh Street can begin the Belmont fall season in simila...Read More
Godolphin Stable's Seventh Street looks to notch her third grade I win of the season and lock up a spot in the Breeders' Cup later this season when she faces five fillies and mares in the $300,000 Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) Sept. 12 at Belmont Park.Read More

Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video07/31/11Sar91 1/8 mD03+ FRuffian Invitational Handicap-G1Ask the MoonSuper EspressoPayton d'Oro1:50.46
View DetailsView Video08/01/10Sar91 1/8 mD03+ FRuffian Invitational Handicap-G1Malibu PrayerUnrivaled BelleClassofsixtythree1:48.14
View DetailsView Video09/12/09Bel41 1/16 mD03+ FRuffian Handicap-G1Swift TemperSeventh StreetLuna Vega1:40.59
View DetailsView Video09/06/08Bel91 1/16 mD03+ FRuffian Handicap-G1Tough Tizs SisCopper StateStage Luck1:40.46
View Details09/08/07Bel81 1/16 mD03+ FRuffian Handicap-G1Ginger PunchMiss ShopTeammate1:40.25
View DetailsView Video09/18/99Bel81 1/16 mD03+ FRuffian Handicap-G1CatincaFurloughKeeper Hill1:41.94
View Details09/14/96Bel91 1/16 mD03+ FRuffian Handicap-G1Yanks MusicSerena's SongHead East1:41.84
View Details09/21/91Bel81 1/16 mD03+ FRuffian Handicap-G1QueenaSharp DanceLady D' Accord1:41.65
View Details09/21/86Bel81 1/8 mD03+ FRuffian Handicap-G1Lady's SecretSteal A KissEndear1:46.80
View Details09/22/85Bel81 1/8 mD03+ FRuffian Handicap-G1Lady's SecretIsaysoSintrillium1:47.40
View Details09/27/80Bel81 1/8 mD03+ FRuffian Handicap-G1Genuine RiskMisty GalloreIt's In The Air1:49.20