There has not been another filly like her. What a thrill it was to watch her run. Ruffian is considered by many to be the greatest female racehorse in history. She set new stakes records in all eight of the stakes races she ran. Her average winning margin in all 10 races she completed was 8 1/3 lengths.
Ruffian claimed the filly triple crown (now called the Triple Tiara) by winning the Coaching Club American Oaks. She equalled the stakes record. Sadly, this would be her last complete race before the great match race between Ruffian and Foolish Pleasure. That was 37
years ago, but no other filly has stolen the hearts of the American public like Ruffian.