Here’s a nice article in Cowboys & Indians (https://www.cowboysindians.com/) on the making of Black Stallion that just came out in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the movie (1979). It was an adventure working on it and a pleasure meeting the many talented people involved. The article has many photos that I shot on the set, it brings back some fond memories. I’ll post more articles in the next few days.
Thanks Elizabeth for your hard work and awesome determination on interviewing such a collection of (sometimes elusive) characters!!
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.
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!!
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.
- War of Will (4/1)
- Bourbon War (12/1)
- Warrior’s Charge (12/1)
- Improbable (5/2)
- Owendale (10/1)
- Market King (30/1)
- Alwaysmining (8/1)
- Signalman (30/1)
- Bodexpress (20/1)
- Everfast (50/1)
- Laughing Fox (20/1)
- Anothertwistafate (6/1)
- Win Win Win (15/1)
Thanks for reading … and writing!
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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!!
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 gotta play to win – and if you need a little luck don’t forget to pick up a Bucephalus to keep in your pocket!
Game Winner 9/2
Maximum Security 8-1
Code of Honor 12-1
Win Win Win 12-1
By My Standards 15-1
War of Will 15-1
Country House 30-1
Cutting Humor 30-1
Long Range Toddy 30-1
Plus Que Parfait 30-1
Gray Magician 50-1
Master Fencer 50-1
Kentucky Derby Information
Date: Saturday, May 4
TV Info: NBC
TV Coverage Start Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
Post Time: 6:50 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live