Black Stallion Series
This is author Walter Farley’s best-selling series about the stallion and his young owner, Alec Ramsay. The series chronicles the story of an Arab sheikh’s prized stallion after he comes into Alec’s possession, although later books furnish the Black’s backstory.
Books in the Black Stallion series:
The Black Stallion (1941)
This is the first book in Walter Farley’s bestselling series about a stallion and his teenaged owner, Alec Ramsay.
Alec had gone to India to visit his uncle. While aboard ship returning home, he watched an untamed, apparently wild black stallion being loaded in the cargo hold.
The ship sinks, stranding Alec and the stallion on a deserted coast. They learn to trust and love each other and they establish an amazingly strong and close lifelong bond.
After being rescued, Alec befriends retired racehorse trainer Henry Dailey, who lives near Alec. Henry recognizes the Black’s superior breeding, and he and Alec secretly begin training the Black to race. But without a documented pedigree, the Black can only compete as a mystery horse in a match race with the two champions, Cyclone and Sun Raider.
The Black Stallion Returns (1945)
Alec Ramsay learns that Black had been stolen and his rightful owner comes to reclaim him.
Son of the Black Stallion (1947)
Alec Ramsay receives the Black’s first foal, a colt named Satan.
The Blood Bay Colt (1950)
In this exciting entry in the story of the Black Stallion and his offspring, a colt is trained to harness racing.
The Black Stallion’s Filly (1952)
Black Minx, daughter of the Black, has been spoiled - can Henry and Alec get her ready to race in the Derby?
Big Black Horse (1953)
This is an abridged version of the classic story of Alec Ramsay and his Arabian horse - The Black.
The Black Stallion Revolts (1953)
When his restless black stallion revolts against the routine and schedule of stable life, becoming a potential killer, a plane crash thwarts Alec’s plans to give the Black free run in the desert, and bringing danger to both boy and horse.
When Tom Messenger is injured in an accident, it’s up to Alec Ramsay and Henry to race Bonfire in the Hambletonian.
The Black Stallion’s Courage (1956)
When a devastating fire destroys the brood barn Alex Ramsay takes the Black back to the track to earn the money to replace it.
The Black Stallion Mystery (1957)
Three yearling colts must be sons of the Black, but they aren’t. Alex Ramsay and Henry go looking for the sire and find the father of them all.
The Horse-Tamer (1958)
Henry tells Alex Ramsay about his brother William Dailey, a horse-tamer.
Steve Duncan and Flame challenge Alec Ramsay and the Black to race.