Ruffshodd is the quaternary antagonist in Racing Stripes. He is Trenton's Pride's best friend and one of Stripes' rivals.
At first, it seems that he bullies Stripes with Pride merely out of sycophancy for the latter and fear of Pride's father, but in reality, he is a worse bully by far, proving quite eager to help Sir Trenton in threatening Sandy in order to keep Stripes from racing in the Kentucky Open. This is further evidenced when he persistently tries to sabotage Stripes during the Kentucky Open competition.
Role in the film
He is first seen in the film as a foal along with his friend Trenton's Pride meeting Stripes. Pride's father, Sir Trenton, notices and confronts them. When Pride states that they were only having fun, Sir Trenton retorts that "Fun's overrated". and that he has to start acting like champion. Trenton then forbids the two foals from playing with Stripes again. Later, he is seen as an adult along with Pride chatting with Stripes, until Sir Trenton stops Stripes from chatting. On the night before the race, he helps Sir Trenton and other horses ambush Stripes and capture Sandy. During the race, Ruffshodd tries to stop Stripes from winning until Scuzz makes him throw his rider off and deliberately gets him disqualified.