NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 07, 1975
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(Studio) 3 year old filly, Ruffian, being buried in Belmont Park. She broke ankle during race with Foolish Pleasure. Had 10 wins in 10 races record.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Belmont Park, New York) Part of race in which leg broken shown. She came out of surgery kicking and broke her cast. [Vet. Dr. James PREDERGAST (sic) - she tore whole cast off. No way to reapply cast without anesthesia and didn't feel she could undergo it again.] [Foolish Pleasure's trainer Leroy JOLLEY - describes how horses break legs.] Trainers feel Ruffian's high spirits and strength cost her life.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie
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