Author: Tim Farley

The Horse that Swam Away!

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 book;

This one I think is very interesting as Ben Stahl was writing “BlackBeard’s Ghost” at the same time (1965) which became a Disney movie.  All the ‘kids’ went to school together at Out-of-Door on Siesta Key.
The Stahls lived just up the road on Casey Key.

 

 

Don’t forget to stop by the shop!!

 

Belmont today!

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 his own race in the Preakness again. Now that’s a classic!!

Joevia
Post: 1
Odds: 30-1

Everfast
Post: 2
Odds: 12-1

Master Fencer
Post: 3
Odds: 8-1

Tax
Post: 4
Odds: 15-1

Bourbon War
Post: 5
Odds: 12-1

Spinoff
Post: 6
Odds: 15-1

Sir Winston
Post: 7
Odds: 12-1

Intrepid Heart
Post: 8
Odds: 10-1

War of Will
Post: 9
Odds: 2-1

Tacitus
Post: 10
Odds: 9-5

Preakness today!

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 is it going to be?
The favorite Baffert’s “Improbable”?
War of Will?
Or your favorite longshot?

If you need a little luck pick up some from the gift shop where a hardback book of “the Black Stallion” is on sale at 50% off!! and that includes the combo with a Bucephalus figurine!

The race will be broadcast on NBC with post time for the race set at 6:48 p.m. ET.

    1. War of Will (4/1)
    2. Bourbon War (12/1)
    3. Warrior’s Charge (12/1)
    4. Improbable (5/2)
    5. Owendale (10/1)
    6. Market King (30/1)
    7. Alwaysmining (8/1)
    8. Signalman (30/1)
    9. Bodexpress (20/1)
    10. Everfast (50/1)
    11. Laughing Fox (20/1)
    12. Anothertwistafate (6/1)
    13. Win Win Win (15/1)

Thanks for reading … and writing!

THANKS FOR READING!!

Horse Tales Literacy Project

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 a wonderful time with Little Black, a Pony.

Take a look:
https://www.stwnewspress.com/news/highland-park-first-graders-take-annual-literacy-trip-turning-point/article_6c2ccab9-1d9d-536d-96f2-dc85fc9fd7d3.html?fbclid=IwAR0St5V2URfiiyxutf9mSydVXWld8B_bnCZX5dEPCyPelPyidhiZmkGrGpY

If your school never has had the program before, maybe next year is the year. Click here; http://wildhorsetales.org/

 

Don’t forget if you need a little luck for the Preakness race this Saturday you might want to pick up a Bucephalus of your very own.
The Black Stallion hardback now on sale at 50% off during the TRIPLE CROWN races!!

as always – thanks for reading … and writing!

40 years of Black Stallion Movie Magic!!

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)

Get one of your very own :)

How about that Derby race?????

Happy Mother’s day to all you moms, grandmoms, step moms, moms in law, wanna be moms, etc……. and thanks for having us!!