Hall of Fame, Horses

Bay filly foaled in 1864. Died in 1876. By Eclipse-Barbarity, by Simon

Breeder:Francis Morris
Owner:Francis Morris
Trainer:A.J. Minor

Race History

Painting by Edward Troye
NMR Collection

Ruthless was the first and the most formidable of five champion fillies sired by Eclipse out of the mare Barbarity. The others were Relentless, Remorseless, Regardless, and Merciless; the five were known as the Barbarous Battalion.

In 1866 Ruthless won the Nursery Stakes and defeated colts in an overnight race at Saratoga.

At 3 Ruthless won the Spring Stakes and then the following day defeated older colts in a 1 1/4 mile race. She also won the first Belmont Stakes, becoming one of only two fillies to win that race in over a hundred runnings of the classic.

Ruthless was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1975.

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