The Horse that Swam Away! August 11, 2019

Here’s a local Venice story that came out today in the Gondalier. Click on the book to see the newspaper story. Those early days on the beach …. while I was trying to catch a manta ray’s tail!! Dolphins, sharks, pirates, manta rays and those wild TURTLES!! Oh my!   Tim and Al Marah Athena (TENA) are the heros in this book of Dad’s set in Venice, Florida. https://www.yoursun.com/venice/arts_entertainment/growing-up-farley-life-in-the-shadow-of-venice-s/article_5aebbada-b23b-11e9-b3ea-1f2efa903287.html   A couple pages from the… Read more

Tim Farley
Belmont today! June 8, 2019

There may be no Triple Crown but you can’t say this year hasn’t been interesting. Will it be War of Will doing a repeat of the Preakness?? Or Tacitus, Spinoff, Master Fencer … who’s your pick? Need a little luck? Pick up Bucephalus from the gift shop. Last day for the Triple Crown sale! Black Stallion Hardback books only $10- with a figurine only $59! 50% off! Post time 6:37pm on NBC. Watch Bodexpress run… Read more

Tim Farley
Preakness today! May 18, 2019

Lucky thirteen. That’s the head count at the post – unless there is a scratch. There will be no chance of a triple crown this year as Country House bowed out and the contested first finisher, Maximum Security, withdrew as well. Often trainers don’t want to push their horses if they don’t like the odds – too many other races for the risk. So with the field wide open it could be anyone’s race. Who… Read more

Tim Farley
THANKS FOR READING!! May 16, 2019

Horse Tales in Belle Glade, FL   Ah, Spring. That time of year for showers and flowers. And final projects, final papers and the end of school! And the Black Stallion reading program is coming to a classroom near you! The program has tightened up over the last few years but, like NASA – lighter, cheaper and faster! We keep moving along. Here’s an article from out in Oklahoma where the first grade is having… Read more

Tim Farley
40 years of Black Stallion Movie Magic!! May 12, 2019

The wonderful Carroll Ballard film of “The Black Stallion” (1979) turns forty in October!! Here’s a nice article by Elizabeth Kaye McCall that just came out in Arabian Horse Life. You can reach her; elizmccall@earthlink.net There are a bunch of my photos that haven’t been seen before -so take a LOOK! Black Stallion movie article If you forgot the scene here’s a taste of Dad (Hoyt Axton) telling the Bucephalus story to Alec (Kelly Reno)… Read more

Tim Farley
Derby Day 2019!! May 4, 2019

It’s that day in May we wait for every year. It’s gonna rain … and that means another year with a muddy track. Who’s gonna take the Roses?? Since Omaha Beach, the early favorite, has been scratched due to surgery it’s a wide open field. Baffert has three so it may be Game Winner. Or is it Roadster? Coming out of the 17th chute, never won, post position?? Or …. your favorite long shot?? You… Read more

Tim Farley

About Walter Farley

Walter Farley & Al-Marah Athena
Walter Farley & Al-Marah Athena

Walter Farley’s love for horses began when he was a small boy living in Syracuse, New York, and continued as he grew up in New York City, where his family moved. Young Walter never owned a horse. But unlike most city children, he had little trouble gaining firsthand experience with horses-his uncle was a professional horseman, and Walter spent much of his time at the stables with him.

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"Black Stallion" Book Covers from around the World
“Black Stallion” Book Covers from around the World

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The Horse that Swam Away!

August 11, 2019

Here’s a local Venice story that came out today in the Gondalier. Click on the book to see the newspaper story. Those early days on the beach …. while I was trying to catch a manta ray’s tail!! Dolphins, sharks, pirates, manta rays and those wild TURTLES!! Oh my!  … Read more

Belmont today!

June 8, 2019

There may be no Triple Crown but you can’t say this year hasn’t been interesting. Will it be War of Will doing a repeat of the Preakness?? Or Tacitus, Spinoff, Master Fencer … who’s your pick? Need a little luck? Pick up Bucephalus from the gift shop. Last day for… Read more

Preakness today!

May 18, 2019

Lucky thirteen. That’s the head count at the post – unless there is a scratch. There will be no chance of a triple crown this year as Country House bowed out and the contested first finisher, Maximum Security, withdrew as well. Often trainers don’t want to push their horses if… Read more

THANKS FOR READING!!

May 16, 2019

Horse Tales in Belle Glade, FL   Ah, Spring. That time of year for showers and flowers. And final projects, final papers and the end of school! And the Black Stallion reading program is coming to a classroom near you! The program has tightened up over the last few years… Read more

40 years of Black Stallion Movie Magic!!

May 12, 2019

The wonderful Carroll Ballard film of “The Black Stallion” (1979) turns forty in October!! Here’s a nice article by Elizabeth Kaye McCall that just came out in Arabian Horse Life. You can reach her; elizmccall@earthlink.net There are a bunch of my photos that haven’t been seen before -so take a… Read more

Derby Day 2019!!

May 4, 2019

It’s that day in May we wait for every year. It’s gonna rain … and that means another year with a muddy track. Who’s gonna take the Roses?? Since Omaha Beach, the early favorite, has been scratched due to surgery it’s a wide open field. Baffert has three so it… Read more

The Black in Sardinia

Merry Christmas!!!!

December 19, 2018

It’s already Christmas?? Hard to believe the year went by so fast! Sooo many things to see and do. From Thanksgiving to New Years we always think about all the blessings from the past year! The people and places, the horses and their helpers, the hard work and lazy days… Read more

Leonard Maltin & Jeanne Rosenberg on the Black Stallion

June 21, 2018

Here’s an interview by my friend Elizabeth McCall at the Turner Classic Movie festival this summer. A wonderful screening of the Black Stallion film at the landmark Egyptian theater in Hollywood. The movie was introduced by gifted screenwriter and equestrian wonder woman Jeanne Rosenberg and the renowned TCM film critic… Read more