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The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt by Walter…

The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt (1954)

by Walter Farley

Other authors: Harold Eldridge (Illustrator)

Series: Black Stallion (10), Bonfire (2)

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Old men. This book is mostly about old men. Also horses, of course, and racing. But the heart of it is the old men who know the way things are done, and old men in opposition to one another, and old men trying to help young men despite the young men being kinda jerks. I love Henry Dailey, the irascible old git. The moment when Si takes his teeth out is pure gold. And of course Bonfire is a dream colt. Alec's not perfect here, and he learns some things- though I'm not sure I've ever met a young man so humble and ready to be steered. As always, pulse-pounding race scenes. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
I read all of the Black Stallion books when I was a child and I loved them. I still have the book. ( )
  cinamingrl | Oct 25, 2008 |
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For the real Bonfire, who never reached the Hambletonian but made it up in other ways - and for Rogue, our hopeful.
For Frank Chesbro and Bi Shively - and for the real Bonfire and Stanley Dancer, who started out together.
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Alec Ramsay was on the train that had left New York City's Pennsylvania Station at 7:05 P.M. and would arrive at Roosevelt Raceway, Westbury, Long Island, by eight o'clock.
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The Hamiltonian - the biggest harness-racing event of the year - was just two weeks away. When Alec Ramsay and Henry Daily took over Bonfire's training for the race they knew they had a problem colt on their hands. And they didn't know how much they could do for him. But they were determined to try everything to bring Bonfire back into the winner's circle!

Both Alec and Bonfire must get past the fear of the accident that put Bonfire's regular driver Tom Messenger into a leg cast just before one of the most important races of his life.
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Bonfire, the Black Stallion’s colt who is a champion harness racer, is in training for the biggest race of his career: the Hambletonian. But a routine practice race turns disastrous in a collision of wood, metal, horses, and jockeys. Bonfire escapes unharmed, but is spooked and refuses to race. Alec Ramsey, the owner of the Black, witnesses the crash and is determined to see that Bonfire follow in the winning footsteps of his world-famous sire.

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A racing accident resulting in a frightened horse and an injured driver leads Alec Ramsey and Henry Dailey to try harness racing, working a son of the Black toward the Hambletonian.

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