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Ruffian movie on tonite (Sat. 6/9)

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  • Ruffian movie on tonite (Sat. 6/9)

    The Disney Ruffian movie airs tonite on ABC....I know there are lawsuits over this movie from the original trainer/jockey representatives, but I'll be parked in front of the tv to watch it too. She was an amazing horse.
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  • #2
    I'll skip it. I know how it ends and remember the whole thing anyway.

    Much as I do like Sam Shepard-who can sit a horse...not sure I want to revisit that whole mess.

    What are the lawsuits over?
    When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

    The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


    • #3
      For those of you who don't know, watch for me - I'm Ruffian's outrider for the match race. Pay no attention to how stupid I look as I was in clothes and helmet meant for someone twice my size. It appears the final product is quite well done and I'll be parked in front of the TV as well.
      To get in the winners' circle you must first get into the gate


      • #4
        Whiteley, Vasquez Sue Disney Over Ruffian Movie
        Only two emotions belong in the saddle: One is a sense of humor. The other is patience.


        • #5
          Oh...so it is a self proclaimed fictionalized version to avoid permission from those still living-or paying them-based on a true story? Made by Disney?

          Imagine that, making up stuff as history in a movie. Never happened before...

          Sure does not change my mind about watching it. I see it is on at 9pm, too late for some of the kiddies. I think that a good thing.

          Strikes me as a bit of the car wreck mentality that seems to entertain so many.
          When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.

          The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.


          • #6
            I'll be watching it - with a box of kleenex next to me.
            *The Quietman ~ Irish Approved Gr.1 Stallion
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            • #7
              I've said it before, and I'll say it again.

              I cannot understand the mindset of people who refuse to grasp that some of us are watching this movie for it's depiction of a great racehorse's brilliance.

              I had followed Ruffian's career since it began, and will watch the movie to remember her magnificence. Not all of us suffer from the Barbaro Complex. Watching the movie NOT as one who enjoys a train wreck, as was so rudely, and wrongly put, but because I see the movie as a tribute to her.


              • #8
                In my area (N. FL) it is showing on NBC tonight, is it on NBC for anyone else?
                "Perhaps the final test of anybody's love of dogs is their willingness to permit them to make a camping ground of the bed" -Henry T. Merwin


                • #9
                  I am eagerly anticipating watching this movie, hoping it does Ruffian's accomplishments justice. It's hard to expect much from a horse movie; not sure if there'll ever be another one as well made as Seabiscuit.

                  Ruffian's death was not in vain. Look at Barbaro's story to see how far we have come with recovery from anesthesia for horses. Look at Personal Ensign to see what horses with a leg fracture can come back to do.


                  • #10
                    It's on ABC here, which is the Disney owned affiliate. Not sure how it ended up on NBC for you

                    I'll be watching because I want to. I know how it ends, I know it's Hollywood (therefore, mostly fictionalized and not quite historically correct...putting it nicely), but I still want to watch it just because of Ruffian's legacy. I'll undoubtedly need kleenex, but that happens with just about everything these days (quite frustrating)
                    "IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES." SIR EDMUND HILLARYMember of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique


                    • #11
                      I'm going to be out tonight - does anyone know if it will be aired again? I can't find abc's schedule for the movie beyond it's release today..

                      Wendy, are you going to tape it? Could you?

                      I know how it ends but I'd still like to see it... we all need a good cry every now and then!


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Barnfairy View Post
                        Ruffian's death was not in vain. Look at Barbaro's story to see how far we have come with recovery from anesthesia for horses. Look at Personal Ensign to see what horses with a leg fracture can come back to do.
                        If you are referring to the pool recovery method, Ruffian could have used the same pool had she been closer. The pool was already in place at that time at New Bolton.
                        The virtual "woodshed" seems the only remedy for willful fools .


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Joanne View Post
                          If you are referring to the pool recovery method, Ruffian could have used the same pool had she been closer. The pool was already in place at that time at New Bolton.
                          Oh, man.


                          • #14
                            I was not alive during her time but have read the book, seen all her races on film and have admired Ruffian for many, many years.

                            I will be glued to the T.V., tissues in hand. and hoping they will share the story for her incredible career and heart and not her terrible end.

                            She was magnificient! What a fine day for her movie to air and for Rags to Riches!

                            Appjumpr - I read yesterday that it should air again in October (can't recall the exact date) but will be available on DVD and such.


                            • #15
                              It was sort of hard to get people to use the pool at first.A new idea that took a while to be accepted.
                              I remember being sick at heart about Ruffian. What a wonderful spirit .


                              • #16
                                I have been trying to decide all day if I want to watch the movie. I loved the book Ruffian by Jane Schwartz but I don't know if I can handle watching a horse break down, even if it's just a depiction of an actual event. When Rags to Riches won I thought it was a sign for me to watch the movie but I don't know, it's still a hard subject. Plus I'm watching a really cool rerun of Law and Order SVU.


                                • #17
                                  at least they appear to be using the same horse to play Ruffian

                                  They are treating the viewing audience like idiots though
                                  Somewhere in the world, Jason Miraz is Goodling himself and wondering why "the chronicle of the horse" is a top hit. CaitlinAndTheBay


                                  • #18
                                    Our local ABC station has pre-empted the Ruffian movie to show a music awards show instead! They will be getting a not so nice e-mail from me expressing my disappointment, not that they will care.


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Candle View Post
                                      at least they appear to be using the same horse to play Ruffian

                                      They are treating the viewing audience like idiots though
                                      Not that it "really" matters, but the horse they're using appears to be male.


                                      • #20
                                        I think most movie/stunt trained horses are male, either geldings or stallions.
                                        And I think I know why....the other day an *old* spaghetti western was on as I was flipping through the channels and I stopped for a moment to admire the horsies...(old movies always used the best colored horses for show) and as a posse was standing around in a group wondering where to gallop off to next...their horses were ruining the scene by all congregating around a cute chestnut and she started squatting and squirting, LOL! Her rider looked like he was trying hard to hide a laugh behind his glue on handlebar mustache.
                                        I just flipped Ruffian on for 2 minutes...saw a horse getting bandaged in a stone walled stall and watched some actors standing around commenting on her attitude as the horse supposedly repeatedly kicked the crap out of the stone wall with the "injured" leg. So I turned it off...good thing they don't use accuracy because any "trainer" who doesn't move the kicking injured horse out of range of a stone wall is a complete moron.
                                        Now I'm wondering if it's good for the movie that a filly won the Belmont right before it...or if it's bad for the audience to show a film of a race horse who breaks down.
                                        You jump in the saddle,
                                        Hold onto the bridle!
                                        Jump in the line!