This was a very readable and well written account of the life of Ruffian. I really enjoyed the book.
I cried when Ruffian had to be put down. She had such a promising future, and her owner/trainer threw it all away for a match race. I'm not quite old enough to have seen Ruffian race, but my mom bought me a book about her when I was a horse crazy kid. It was more of a picture book, so it didn't have all of the backstory that this one goes into. Ruffian was an amazing horse, as are all the great racers, Man o' War, Secretariat, Seabiscuit, et al. I don't watch the racing, I just like to read about the horses. Recommend.
A beautifully written, emotional story of a courageous athelete.
This an excellent book that tells the story of an extraordinary filly. It dramatically grabs a hold of you from the beginning when she was born and takes you to the gut-wrenching end. It shows the affect she had on so many people around her. I would highly recommend this book for people who love horses and the sport of horse racing.
Love it. I was looking for a great book about an awesome filly and found it in this book. Really got swept up in the story. It was very well written and was glad to see a filly that people thought was better than any of the other champions. Nice to think that a filly could be the best horse out there.