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Ruffian (April 17, 1972- July 7, 1975) Voted top female racehorse of the 20th century. Her legend has earned her a place in the U.S Racing Hall of Fame. She remained undefeated until her 11th race when she injured herself in a match race against top colt (male horse) of the year, "Foolish Pleasure". She broke her sesamoid bones in her leg, but stubbornly refused her jockey's attempts to stop her on the track. She ran for another 100 yards, determined to win.

Ruffian (April 17, 1972- July 7, 1975) Voted top female racehorse of the 20th century. Her legend has earned her a place in the U.S Racing Hall of Fame. She remained undefeated until her 11th race when she injured herself in a match race against top colt (male horse) of the year, "Foolish Pleasure". She broke her sesamoid bones in her leg, but stubbornly refused her jockey's attempts to stop her on the track. She ran for another 100 yards, determined to win.

A Chipped Sesamoid Bone: Koda's Story

A Chipped Sesamoid Bone: Koda's Story

Tim Tam, won the 1958 Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, but in the Belmont broke a sesamoid bone and hobbled in for 2nd place.

Tim Tam, won the 1958 Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, but in the Belmont broke a sesamoid bone and hobbled in for 2nd place.

Calcium deposits on right front lateral sesamoid bone of horse - 9/3/10

Calcium deposits on right front lateral sesamoid bone of horse - 9/3/10

Shockwave Therapy for Tendon Injuries in Horses: The Good and the Bad

Shockwave Therapy for Tendon Injuries in Horses: The Good and the Bad

The splint bones and sesamoid bones are enclosed in ligaments.

The splint bones and sesamoid bones are enclosed in ligaments.

New Year's Day(2011)Street Cry- Just Whistle Dixie By Dixie Union. 3x5 To Mr. Prospector, 5x5 To Hail To Reason And Natalma. 3 Starts 2 Wins 1 Third. Won BC Juvenile(G1). Retired 2 Months After BC Win After Fracturing Sesamoid Bone While Getting Ready For 3 YO Season.

New Year's Day(2011)Street Cry- Just Whistle Dixie By Dixie Union. 3x5 To Mr. Prospector, 5x5 To Hail To Reason And Natalma. 3 Starts 2 Wins 1 Third. Won BC Juvenile(G1). Retired 2 Months After BC Win After Fracturing Sesamoid Bone While Getting Ready For 3 YO Season.

The equine lower leg includes six bones.  Two sesamoid bones, long pastern, short pastern, navicular and coffin bone.

The equine lower leg includes six bones. Two sesamoid bones, long pastern, short pastern, navicular and coffin bone.

An x ray taken of Ruffian's sesamoid bones after her match race injury. Do you think she could have been saved if she broke down today?

An x ray taken of Ruffian's sesamoid bones after her match race injury. Do you think she could have been saved if she broke down today?

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