Star Bred by Jim Lawrence of Ellensburg, WA where he stood for many years. After Lawrences' death Ruffus was purchased in 1983 by Louis and Johnna Exner of Morningstar Ranch in Curlew Washington where he stood for the rest of his days. Ruffus sired a number of foals that won on the track and ran ROM including Stewart's Daisy, Thrall Skeeter, Thrall Don, Thrall Jettina and Thrall Liz, all out of different mares. He also sired a lot of top rope and barrel horses. Ruffus was himself an excellent rope horse, heading and heeling and ran barrels at 16 seconds flat. He was known for siring colts with his great temperament and trainability.