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Ruffian Handicap moved from Wood Day to Belmont in May

By Jon Forbes | 01/24/2014 12:25 PM ET
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The Grade 2, $250,000 Ruffian Handicap for fillies and mares, originally scheduled for April 5 at Aqueduct Racetrack, will now be contested on May 11, Mother's Day, at Belmont Park.

The one-mile Ruffian will share the spotlight on May 11 with the Grade 1 Man o' War and the Grade 3 Westchester. The Man o' War and Ruffian will be shown live on Fox Sports 1 on a broadcast that will air from 4:30-6 p.m. as part of "The Jockey Club Tour on Fox" series.

Previously, the Ruffian was scheduled to be part of the Grade 1 Wood Memorial undercard. The $100,000 Cat Cay, a one-mile race for fillies and mares, has been added to the stakes schedule and will be contested on Sunday, April 6 at Aqueduct.

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