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Prolific French filmmaker Yves Simoneau directs Sam Shepard and Frank Whaley in a sports drama detailing the remarkable racing career of the horse many believe to be the finest thoroughbred filly ever to run the tracks. In her first ten runs Ruffian was unbeaten, and continued to break longstanding records with every stride. But some careers are like shooting stars, and in just her second season racing Ruffian suffered a career-ending injury. On July 6, 1975, race fans gathered at the Belmont and in front of their televisions eager to witness the prized racehorse's eleventh official race.… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"While there are some missteps in the equine casting (several different horses were used, and it's obvious), the look and feel of the movie is top-notch."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
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