Author: Tim Farley

Kentucky Derby 2020!

Who’s it gonna be? Belmont winner Tiz the Law? Thousand Words? Honor A.P.?

Gotta watch to find out; Saturday, Sept. 5 (7:01 p.m. ET post time, NBC)

Pick up a little luck at the shop!

This is the strangest triple crown EVER!

Post position Horse Jockey Trainer
1   (scratched) Finnick The Fierce Martin Garcia Rey Hernandez
2 Max Player Ricardo Santana Jr. Steve Asmussen
3 Enforceable Adam Beschizza Mark Casse
4 Storm the Court Flavien Prat Peter Eurton
5 Major Fed James Graham Greg Foley
6  (scratched) King Guillermo Samy Camacho Juan Carloa Avila
7 Money Moves Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher
8 South Bend Jose I. Ortiz William I. Mott
9 Mr. Big News Gabriel Saez Bret Calhoun
10 Thousand Words Florent Geroux Bob Baffert
11 Necker Island Miguel Mana Chris Hartman
12 Sole Volante Luca Panici Patrick Biancone
13 Attachment Rate Joe Talamo Dale Romans
14 Winning Impression Joe Rocco Jr. Dallas Stewart
15 Ny Traffic Paco Lopez Saffie Joseph Jr.
16 Honor A.P. Mike Smith John Shirreffs
17 Tiz The Law Manny Franco Barclay Tagg
18 Authentic John Velazquez Bob Baffert

 

 

Black Beauty Webinar – FREE

Just got this press release of an interesting webinar put on by the American Horse Council next week.
Could be a great way to spend an afternoon – in the privacy of your own home!
Zoom me in Scotty!

Get a Bucephalus on your way to the show!!

Don’t forget to register by 8/14/2020.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2020 AHC Webinar Putting Horses in the Public Eye August 17
(Washington, DC) –  If you want to learn, get inspired and go behind-the-scenes with people who excel in putting horses in the public eye in ways that help our industry interest newcomers to horses and lifelong enthusiasts — then join the American Horse Council for a must-see webinar on August 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM ET.  Featuring a dynamic panel of experts, from television and film to live performances, they are masters at captivating the public with horses!
  • Ashley Avis is an American director, screenwriter and producer, who united her passions for horses and films for the upcoming feature film Black Beauty, which she wrote and directed in this modern-day reprisal of Anna Sewell’s classic tale. Scheduled for release in 2020, Black Beauty stars Kate Winslet, Mackenzie Foy and Iain Glen.  Ashley is currently writing and show running a new television horse-themed series based on the iconic Breyer toy brand for Ron Howard, Brian Frazer, and Stephanie Sperber of Imagine Entertainment.  On the release horizon for 2021, is Ashley’s documentary film WILD BEAUTY: Mustang Spirit of the West.
  • Kansas Carradine comes from a Hollywood acting legacy, but horses have defined her performing career. As a member of Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls, Kansas appeared across the US and abroad trick riding and roping. Other credits include Disney’s “Hidalgo,” MTV, ESPN, CBS, and worldwide sporting events. Although raised in a rodeo arena, Kansas developed her unique style while touring with the acclaimed spectacle Cavalia, thrilling fans from California to Australia Roman-riding a 4-horse team and more.  With a long view on Cavalia’s success, Kansas also worked behind the scenes—acquiring and training new trick horses for the show.
  • Plus author, journalist, and media consultant Elizabeth Kaye McCall who has been involved on the entertainment side of the horse industry for over 20 years. From writing about horses in film and TV to working with Arabian Nights to the French equestrian theater troupe Zingaro, she became the original horse industry liaison for Cavalia and helped build its reputation in the North American market. 
Register to join us by emailing info@horsecouncil.org no later than August 14, 2020
As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day.                        

The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen’s associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils.
Here’s more on the movie that is going to be released on Disney+ soon.

Belmont Stakes today!!

NBC will televise the Belmont Stakes, starting coverage at 2:45 p.m. Saturday.
Post time; 5:42 ET /2:42 PT.

It’s been a strange year for everyone – including the horses, Since the triple crown was canceled then rescheduled the Belmont will be run today with no crowd. The race has been shortened as the mile and half was thought too long for these young horses that haven’t been running. Now 9 furlongs not 12. Furlong = 1/8 mile.

Belmont is usually the last of the three triple crown races but, with the delays and the Derby and Preakness have dates later in the season, this is the best fit for the track. Saratoga is opening later too so, for NY, this made the best sense.
The Kentucky Derby is Sept. 5 and the Preakness Stakes was rescheduled for Oct. 3,

Who’s it gonna be?

Belmont Stakes Post Lineup and Odds

Post position Horse Jockey Trainer
1 Tap It To Win John Velazquez Mark Casse
2 Sole Volante Luca Panici Patrick Biancone
3 Max Player Joel Rosario Linda Rice
4 Modernist Junior Alvarado Bill Moss
5 Farmington Road Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher
6 Fore Left Jose Ortiz Doug O’Neill
7 Jungle Runner Reylu Gutierrez Steve Asmussen
8 Tiz The Law Manny Franco Barclay Tagg
9 Dr Post Irad Ortiz Jr. Todd Pletcher
10 Pneumatic Ricardo Santana Jr. Steve Asmussen

1. Tap It to Win 6-1

2. Sole Volante 9-2

3. Max Player 15-1

4. Modernist 15-1

5. Farmington Road 15-1

6. Fore Left 30-1

7. Jungle Runner 50-1

8. Tiz the Law 6-5

Tiz the Law is the favorite but you’ll have to watch to find out!

Don’t be sour, amble by the store to get a little luck and claim your winnings – it’s a sure bet!!

https://theblackstallion.com/store/

 

40th film anniversary. Behind the scenes part 5

Cowboys & Indians magazine. Stories from the making of “the Black Stallion” (1979)

Stop and get a treat for yourself!!!

 

BY Elizabeth Kaye McCall

Production Assistant Tim Farley’s Flashbacks on Filming.

40th film anniversary. Behind the scenes part 4

Cowboys & Indians magazine articles on “The Black Stallion” (1979)

SHOP TILL YOU DROP!!

 

BY Elizabeth Kaye McCall

Stunt coordinator Glenn Randall Jr. wore many hats during the making of the movie classic.