The Black Stallion's Courage

The Black Stallion's Courage

Walter Farley

Language: English

Pages: 240

ISBN: 0394839188

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


When Hopeful Farm burns down, Alec’s dreams for the future go up in smoke. How can he get the money to rebuild? To make matters worse, a strong young colt named Eclipse has taken the racing world by storm, threatening to replace the Black in the hearts of racing fans. Against all odds, Alec sets out to save the farm and prove that the Black is still the greatest race horse of all time!
“Everyone loves a champion. And when the champion is a gallant horse, when his story is told by a champion writer of horse stories, every reader is a winner.”—The New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

between sheets,” Conover said. Henry shuffled off toward Hopeful Farm’s small black-and-white van. “Sheets and mattress don’t make a bed,” he said, his voice barely reaching them. “Any place but New York and I’m campin’ out anyway. Might as well use the truck.” The groom sitting on the water pail laughed. “The big apple of his eye,” he said. “Henry can hardly wait to get to Belmont!” No one else spoke. The group broke up, most of them feeling no different from Henry. They were eager to return

Billy Watts still pumping Wintertime. But the blood bay colt couldn’t pull away from the black filly at his side. Alec Ramsay sat quietly in the saddle, apparently not yet ready to ask more of his mount. Ted Robinson sat just as still as Alec, and Eclipse wasn’t losing any ground to the speedy front runners. The brown colt’s strides seemed to be twice the length of the leaders’ and suddenly his big body blocked out the screen’s view of them. “That’s all there is to this race!” a valet shouted.

last three times out! Assigning Eclipse weight according to the traditional scale is unfair to those racin’ against ’im! I won’t have any part of it!” The young reporter smiled. He had Henry Dailey going, and it would make good copy. He didn’t stop to wonder why all the others in the group were very still and solemn. “Unfair, you say?” he prodded Henry. “Don’t you think it more unfair to ask a young horse to race an older one at equal weights?” “I didn’t say equal weights,” Henry retorted,

have much confidence in Black Minx winning the Preakness next Saturday.” “What makes you think I haven’t got much confidence in her?” “Well, your need for a handicap horse like the Black and a hundred thousand dollars for that new barn.” “Nothin’ to do with the Black,” Henry said. “The filly will win us all the money we’re going to need to build the barn.” Alec bent down to remove the Black’s shipping bandages. The lower half of the door was closed and Henry was in the next stall with

have much confidence in Black Minx winning the Preakness next Saturday.” “What makes you think I haven’t got much confidence in her?” “Well, your need for a handicap horse like the Black and a hundred thousand dollars for that new barn.” “Nothin’ to do with the Black,” Henry said. “The filly will win us all the money we’re going to need to build the barn.” Alec bent down to remove the Black’s shipping bandages. The lower half of the door was closed and Henry was in the next stall with

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