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Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:14 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The Black Stallion Mystery? Flame and aliens? I guess I stopped buying the Farley books at a certain age...and it sounds like I missed a couple of real odd additions to the series. :lol:

I can say with confidence that it was NOT among Farley's best. :mrgreen:

My personal faves are Black Minx, and The Blood Bay Colt and its 'twin' book, the name of which escapes me now.
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Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:44 pm

IIRC, that would The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt (published 1954), the follow-up to The Blood Bay Colt.
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Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:44 pm

I loved Black Minx, but dooooooods... no votes for Son of the Black Stallion??? :lol:

*coughcough* Oh Treve, I myself may have written the pedigree of each horse inside the front cover... :mrgreen:
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There are parts of Son of the Black Stallion stamped forever into my memory...like Henry's hot potato 'cure' for Satan's dangerous tendency to bite. :o
Has anyone here ever tried it?
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:29 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:There are parts of Son of the Black Stallion stamped forever into my memory...like Henry's hot potato 'cure' for Satan's dangerous tendency to bite. :o
Has anyone here ever tried it?

That was actually Black Minx...and she had been spoiled by her previous owners. I never forgot that scene! :lol:
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 4:42 pm

Whoops...guess my memory is less like a steel trap and more like a steel sieve. :oops: :lol:
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:10 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Whoops...guess my memory is less like a steel trap and more like a steel sieve. :oops: :lol:

Let's see...Son of the Black Stallion, his name was Satan? He and Henry had a battle almost unto death, and then I think the colt became tractable afterwards. Another memorable scene.

I think I have all the series alart from one or two of the latter books.
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:33 pm

IIRC, Satan bolts and jumps the tall fence around his paddock, and the lead rope trailing from his halter gets caught on the fence. He nearly throttles himself, but Henry frees him in time. The colt shows his gratitude by not trying to kill him anymore. :P ;) :lol:
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Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:02 pm

And of course Henry inevitably develops an affection for him. Also wasn't Black Sand previously abused by owners as well?
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:31 am

I can't even deal with Black Sand, that touched way too close to home with what happened during the race.

[left intentionally vague so as not to spoil, plus it's just upsetting] :(((((((((((((
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Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:11 pm

the sad thing about Black Minx was they never followed up about her mating with Wintertime LOL
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Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:23 pm

Oh man, the Black Stallion books. I actually collect them, as in, I have four different sets of the books, as well as a few random other copies, all different publish dates, none a complete set. I don't think I've read all of them, but most of them, as well as the more recent ones written by the younger Farley.
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Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:48 am

Darn the segue this thread took... now I had to go look at my current Black Stallion books - discards from my school library, same covers as the ones from my childhood but NO ILLUSTRATIONS WHAT IS THAT. And now I'm trying to talk myself out of replacing them all via eBay and kicking myself for ever letting them go in the first place. :-/

(Also, I just always assumed Black Pepper was Black Minx's filly from Wintertime :mrgreen: )
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Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:29 pm

Adding the Japanese horse that Tachyon posted about, Immortal, because if he isn't black I don't know what is:

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Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:16 pm

lurkey mclurker wrote: (Also, I just always assumed Black Pepper was Black Minx's filly from Wintertime :mrgreen: )
It's been approximately a billion years since I read these books since I am now officially an old--but I thought this too.
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Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:03 pm

You mean. . . there are MORE Black Stallion books "written by the younger Farley. . . ?" WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN THE LAST FIFTY YEARS!!!!

Does it say something about me that I remember the Black Minx/Wintertime romance more clearly than some of my early dates?
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Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:18 pm

Argentine star Idolo Porteno almost ready for U.S. debut (+)
http://www.drf.com/news/premium/argenti ... y-us-debut
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Starine wrote:Adding the Japanese horse that Tachyon posted about, Immortal, because if he isn't black I don't know what is:

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Ooooo.....purdyyyyy.
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:19 pm

Immortal is very handsome.
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Idolo Portena finished a decent third in the Razorback at Oaklawn today. He is a handsome hunk of a horse, and I think he will improve off this race.
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