Need help/advice from all you friendly folks!
Hi everyone and I thank you in advance for reading this. As you can tell by my forum name, The Great Ruffian IMHO, was the best ever, but sadly never had a chance to live to old age. Her beauty was unmatched. Her speed and stamina was stated even by Secretariat's trainer, that she would BEAT Secretariat! Wow! Anyway, with the very quick unveiling of the beautiful Zenyatta statue in California, we are trying to get perhaps the same sculptor or another great one, to make and have Belmont Park in New York to commission a Ruffian statue. The Barbaro statue is so beautiful as well at Churchill Downs. If ANY of you can provide some infomation you may have to help us do this, I would be so appreciative. There are 2 facebook pages for this, I'm trying to get them to come together. I've written Claiborne Farm, but they seemingly ignore emails and calls. I've contacted Belmont Park, where Ruffian lays at rest in their infield, and have not heard from them yet. There are more than enough people to contribute to the cost of this commemoration of her, which is the least she deserves. In what actually amounts to part of a 2 year old career and part of a 3 year old career, she won over ten allowance and stakes races and won the filly Triple Crown in record time each time. We would love to "see" her again in the form of a life sized colored statue as they did for Zenyatta. I love that they put color on that life sized one of her out there. Thank you in advance for any info., suggestions, anything. I am listening. Thanks.