The Black Stallion Challenged Author:Walter Farley "Dear Alec Ramsay," the letter began, "I've wanted to write you a long time... there's no one else who would understand my love for a horse as much as you and I need your help." — Scarcely a day went by when the owner of the Black Stallion wasn't deluged with fan mail. But this letter from somebody named Steve Duncan was different. Steve too ow... more »ned a horse - "the fastest runner in the world," he wrote, "faster than the Black. I want to race Flame in Hialeah. Will you help me?"
And soon Alec had a visit from Steve. His blind confidence in Flame and his complete ignorance of the importance of experience and strategy in professional racing baffled and irritated Alec.
Yet when Flame and the Black had their first run together Alec had to admit that the Black had finally met his match. And for the first time the sports writers and telecasters linked the Black with a horse they thought was equally great.
At last cam the big race - one of the greatest of all time - and only after breathless seconds of waiting for the official report was it known whether or not the Black had held his own against the fiery red stallion who dared to challenge him.« less