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Adventures of the Black Stallion

Adventures of The Black Stallion
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Season 1 DVD cover
Genre Adventure/Family
Starring Mickey Rooney
Richard Ian Cox
Theme music composer Terry Frewer
Opening theme We Know the Wind
Ending theme We Know the Wind (instrumental)
Country of origin Canada / France / New Zealand
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 78
Production
Executive producer(s) Tom Parkinson
Producer(s) Jonathan Hackett
Location(s) Canada / France / New Zealand
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel The Family Channel
Original run September 15, 1990 – May 16, 1993
Chronology
Related shows The Black Stallion
The Black Stallion Returns


The Adventures of The Black Stallion is a television series that was loosely based on the movies The Black Stallion (1979) and The Black Stallion Returns (1983), which starred Mickey Rooney and Richard Ian Cox, as a trainer and a teenaged horse racer. The series originally ran on The Family Channel from September 15, 1990 to May 16, 1993, before cancellation. It has since been shown in re-runs throughout the world.

Most of the episodes are set around Canada. During the second and third season, the show moves away from the farm, and has many episodes set in New Zealand, Paris and the US. The Adventures of The Black Stallion was a Canada/France/New Zealand co-production and was filmed on location in British Columbia, Canada, as well as France and New Zealand.

Contents

Synopsis

The show follows the life of fifteen-year-old horse racer Alec Ramsay (Richard Ian Cox), his wild stallion The Black, and their trainer Henry Dailey (Mickey Rooney). In the series, Alec's father died before the series start, leaving Alec and his mother to run Hopeful Farm. The show focuses both on life at Hopeful Farm and on the racing circuit. During the first season, most of the races are unprofessional circuit races and match races because The Black's an unpapered horse, meaning there is no proof of his lineage. During the second season, The Black's history is uncovered and Alec is able to obtain his papers, allowing him to be raced on the professional circuits around the world.

The series maintained that Alec was the only one who can ride The Black, and that The Black almost never lost a race. He is known for having a violent temper with anyone besides Alec, though he does allow some people around the farm to hold his halter and lead him around, most notably Henry. He only seems to do grudgingly, however, and tends to be far less tolerant of others if Alec isn't around to keep him under control. To help keep the high-string horse calm at the track, the gelding Napoleon is frequently taken on the road with them.

Characters

  • Mickey Rooney as Henry Dailey
  • Richard Ian Cox as Alec Ramsay
  • Marianne Filali as Nicole Berthier (Season 2-3)
  • Michele Goodger as Belle Ramsey (Season 1)
  • Virginie Demains as Catherine Varnier (Season 1)
  • Jean-Paul Solal as Pierre Chastel (Season 1)
  • David Taylor as Nathaniel 'Nate' MacKay (Season 3)

Reception

In 1991, the series was nominated for a Young Artist Award in the "Best Off-Prime Time or Cable Family Series" category, and while it lost to Harry and the Hendersons, Richard Ian Cox won the award for the "Best Young Actor Starring in an Off-Prime Time or Cable Family Series" category.[1] Cox was nominated again in 1992 for the "Best Young Actor Starring in a Cable Series" category.[2] In the same year, Mickey Rooney was nominated for a Gemini Award in the category of "Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role" for his portrayal of Henry Dailey.[3]

Episode list

When the show was first aired, many of the episodes were shown out of production order, especially in during the first season.

Season

Episodes Year Prod. line Region 1 Release Date

<a href="#Season_1:_1990-1991" title="">1</a>

26

1990-1991

1xx

December 5, 2006

<a href="#Season_2:_1991-1992" title="">2</a>

26

1991-1992

2xx

May 8, 2007

<a href="#Season_2:_1992-1993" title="">3</a>

26

1992-1993

3xx

May 27, 2008

Season 1: 1990-1991

Title

Director

Writer

Airdate

Production code

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-01">1-01</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Where There's a Will" </td><td></td><td></td><td>15, 1990 (1990-09-15)</td><td id="pc101">101</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> Henry has an attack of angina and plans to quit training. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-02">1-02</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Vigil" </td><td></td><td></td><td>20, 1990 (1990-10-20)</td><td id="pc102">102</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> Napoleon gets kicked by another horse and suffers from colic, a potentially lethal condition. The Black won't allow any into the barn, except Alec, as he keeps vigil over his friend. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-03">1-03</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"First Among Equals" </td><td></td><td></td><td>22, 1990 (1990-09-22)</td><td id="pc103">103</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> Catherine has to cover come sexism as she tries to realize her dream of becoming a jockey. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-04">1-04</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Long Way Home" </td><td></td><td></td><td>29, 1990 (1990-09-29)</td><td id="pc104">104</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> When Belle is blinded by a chemical substance, Alec leaves the road to be with her. This leaves Henry to bring the horses back by trailer, only to have The Black escape from him. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-05">1-05</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Stowaway" </td><td></td><td></td><td>27, 1990 (1990-10-27)</td><td id="pc105">105</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> A teenage track star stows away in The Black's trailer after running away from his demanding father. Henry and Alec find themselves helping the two reconcile. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-06">1-06</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A Friend in Need" </td><td></td><td></td><td>23, 1990 (1990-12-23)</td><td id="pc106">106</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> Alec befriends a young man with Down Syndrome and fights to overcome a small town's prejudice. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-07">1-07</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Pony Express Ride" </td><td></td><td></td><td>10, 1990 (1990-11-10)</td><td id="pc107">107</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> Alec and The Black re-create the last Pony Express Ride, which turns into a fight for survival when someone sabotages the trail and attacks Alec. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-08">1-08</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Big Fix" </td><td></td><td></td><td>13, 1990 (1990-10-13)</td><td id="pc108">108</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> A competing trainer and his sister try to fix a race by using a ultrasonic device to send The Black into uncontrollable rages. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-09">1-09</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Star Quality" </td><td></td><td></td><td>6, 1990 (1990-10-06)</td><td id="pc"></td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> Alec is star-struck when he and The Black are hired to be in a movie, not realizing the director's plans will put their lives at risk. Guest star: Yvonne De Carlo. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-10">1-10</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"King of the Cowboys" </td><td></td><td></td><td>3, 1990 (1990-11-03)</td><td id="pc110">110</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> When Alec and The Black stop at a rodeo before a race, a former rodeo champion wanting to make a comeback is determined to ride The Black. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-11">1-11</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Killer" </td><td></td><td></td><td>30, 1990 (1990-12-30)</td><td id="pc111">111</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> A paparazzo photographer attacked and injured by The Black gets a judge to order The Black be destroyed as a dangerous animal, causing Alec to run away with him. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-12">1-12</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Sweet Tooth" </td><td></td><td></td><td>9, 1990 (1990-12-09)</td><td id="pc112">112</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> The Black fails his drug test after a match race, getting him disqualified from the race and Henry's license suspended. Henry and Alec must prove someone else did it. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-13">1-13</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Last Race" </td><td></td><td></td><td>17, 1990 (1990-11-17)</td><td id="pc113">113</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> Henry's illiteracy is used against him to get The Black in a claims race where he must carry a dangerous amount of extra weight and the losing horse will be forfeit to the winner. Guest star: Abe Vigoda </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-14">1-14</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Double Cross" </td><td></td><td></td><td>2, 1990 (1990-12-02)</td><td id="pc114">114</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> A gambler from Henry's past attempts to blackmail him into fixing one of The Black's races. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-15">1-15</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Trapped" </td><td></td><td></td><td>16, 1990 (1990-12-16)</td><td id="pc115">115</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> While stopped at an old friend of Henry's, Alec and a bratty asthmatic boy get trapped in a grain silo. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-16">1-16</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Fireworks" </td><td></td><td></td><td>25, 1990 (1990-11-25)</td><td id="pc116">116</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> Henry and Alec spend a holiday weekend with an old friend of Henry's and his 15-year-old alcoholic granddaughter. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-17">1-17</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Black Pearl" </td><td></td><td></td><td>6, 1991 (1991-01-06)</td><td id="pc117">117</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> A man claiming to be an old friend of Alec's father kidnaps Alec and The Black. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-18">1-18</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Long Run" </td><td></td><td></td><td>13, 1991 (1991-01-13)</td><td id="pc118">118</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> Alec, worried that he might be getting to big to be a jockey, goes on a dangerous crash diet and exercise regimen. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-19">1-19</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Kidnapped" </td><td></td><td></td><td>20, 1991 (1991-01-20)</td><td id="pc119">119</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> Alec, Henry and Catherine give chase when The Black is stolen and taken to France. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-20">1-20</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Comeback" </td><td></td><td></td><td>27, 1991 (1991-01-27)</td><td id="pc120">120</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> The Black loses his spirit after he must endure a two week quarantine in France. (Note: At this point the show moves to Europe, primarily France, in part because the group must raise enough money to pay for The Black's flight home) </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-21">1-21</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Choice" </td><td></td><td></td><td>10, 1991 (1991-03-10)</td><td id="pc121">121</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> When a friendly race ends in the painful death of another horse, Alec wants to stop racing The Black and considers accepting a scholarship to a French riding academy. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-22">1-22</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Black at Heart" </td><td></td><td></td><td>3, 1991 (1991-02-03)</td><td id="pc122">122</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> Tabari, the Arabian princess whose father originally bred The Black, tries to borrow him for one year in exchange for proof of his blood lines. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-23">1-23</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Heart of Gold" </td><td></td><td></td><td>10, 1991 (1991-02-10)</td><td id="pc123">123</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> Catherine is swept off her feet by a charming Frenchman, while the team prepares for a charity event that culminates in an auction for a million dollars worth of diamonds. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-24">1-24</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Judge" </td><td></td><td></td><td>17, 1991 (1991-02-17)</td><td id="pc124">124</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> When a friend's horse comes up lame, Alec and the Black risk their lives by taking his place in a steeplechase to save the boy's farm from bankruptcy. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-25">1-25</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Found Money" </td><td></td><td></td><td>24, 1991 (1991-02-24)</td><td id="pc125">125</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> After Alec finds a cache of money that was stolen from a bank years ago by robbers who are still on the loose. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep1-26">1-26</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Neuchatel Stallion" </td><td></td><td></td><td>3, 1991 (1991-03-03)</td><td id="pc126">126</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #66CC99" colspan="6"> While visiting a French château for a match race, Henry encounters a glowing white stallion. Guest Star: Bruce Meyer </td></tr>

Season 2: 1991-1992

Title

Director

Writer

Airdate

Production code

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-01">2-01</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Barn Burner" </td><td>Bernard Dumont</td><td>Jonathan Hackett</td><td>1, 1991 (1991-09-01)</td><td id="pc201">201</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> The Black's life is threatened by the only person more feared and hated than a horse thief, a barn burner. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-02">2-02</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Diamonds" </td><td>Michel Tréguer</td><td>Martin Brossellet</td><td>15, 1991 (1991-09-15)</td><td id="pc202">202</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> When diamond thieves hid a bag of diamonds in The Black's trailer and discovered missing, Alec and Nicole become the hunted. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-03">2-03</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Chateau Sauvage" </td><td>Michel Tréguer</td><td>Jean-Vincent Fournier</td><td>22, 1991 (1991-09-22)</td><td id="pc203">203</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> The Black is kidnapped by an excessive animal rights activist and will be shipped back to the Arabian Peninsula unless Alec can prove The Black wishes to stay with him. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-04">2-04</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Killer Stallion" </td><td>Olivier Deschamps</td><td>Fabrice Ziolkowski</td><td>29, 1991 (1991-09-29)</td><td id="pc204">204</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> Due to foul play, The Black is not only banned from the French racing circuit, but has a price on his head. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-05">2-05</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Machine Rider" </td><td>Olivier Deschamps</td><td>Elizabeth Baxter</td><td>8, 1991 (1991-09-08)</td><td id="pc205">205</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> Alec brushes shoulders with a competing jockey who will do whatever it takes to beat The Black, including testing Alec's ability as a jockey. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-06">2-06</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Alhambra Zarr" </td><td>Christian Le Hemonet</td><td>Tracy Kennedy</td><td>6, 1991 (1991-10-06)</td><td id="pc206">206</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> Henry, Alec, and The Black's lives are put into jeopardy after The Black's lineage is traced back to one of King Charles' stallions, Alhambra Zarr. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-07">2-07</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Almost Home" </td><td></td><td></td><td>13, 1991 (1991-10-13)</td><td id="pc207">207</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> While waiting in a holding barn prior to the trip back to America, trouble rises when the veterinarian's son, an animal hater, sets his sights on hurting The Black. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-08">2-08</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Deadliest Bidder" </td><td></td><td></td><td>20, 1991 (1991-10-20)</td><td id="pc208">208</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> A cunning and dangerous Arab, Salim Al Duwish, tries to steal The Black to resurrect his plague decimated herd. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-09">2-09</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Blackout" </td><td></td><td></td><td>27, 1991 (1991-10-27)</td><td id="pc209">209</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> Resulting from a fall off The Black, Alec has amnesia and joins some local ranchers to help shoot a wild mustang, The Black, recently spotted in the area. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-10">2-10</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Detour" </td><td></td><td></td><td>3, 1991 (1991-11-03)</td><td id="pc210">210</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> Driving to a race, Alec and Nicole are forced to take a detour which results in an ambush. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-11">2-11</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Island Stallion" </td><td></td><td></td><td>10, 1991 (1991-11-10)</td><td id="pc211">211</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> A mysterious island stallion arrives on the scene with a beautiful young jockey. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-12">2-12</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Ostracized" </td><td></td><td></td><td>17, 1991 (1991-11-17)</td><td id="pc212">212</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> In The Black's first U.S. race, Alec must compete against a group of jockeys who take their practical jokes too far. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-13">2-13</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Black Spirit" </td><td></td><td></td><td>24, 1991 (1991-11-24)</td><td id="pc213">213</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> Alec and The Black save the life of a Native Indian embarked on a spiritual quest and in the process mend their own troubled relationship. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-14">2-14</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Free Will" </td><td></td><td></td><td>1, 1991 (1991-12-01)</td><td id="pc214">214</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> The Black runs away when the rig breaks down, which results in being held captive by a ruthless businessman. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-15">2-15</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Hard Road Home" </td><td></td><td></td><td>8, 1991 (1991-12-08)</td><td id="pc215">215</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> After being accidentally thrown from The Black, Alec is badly injured and is afraid to ride again. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-16">2-16</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Arkansas Twister" </td><td></td><td></td><td>15, 1991 (1991-12-15)</td><td id="pc216">216</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> Alec is upset at his mother's intention to remarry. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-17">2-17</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Fatal Heart" </td><td></td><td></td><td>22, 1991 (1991-12-22)</td><td id="pc217">217</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> While Alec is swept off his feet by a beautiful Chinese student, it's discovered she is part of a ring that wants to steal The Black. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-18">2-18</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Ticket to Ride" </td><td></td><td></td><td>29, 1991 (1991-12-29)</td><td id="pc218">218</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> Nicole unexpectedly wins her first race as a jockey only to find herself involved with ruthless people who neglect to tell her she and the horse are expendable. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-19">2-19</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Deadwood Kid" </td><td></td><td></td><td>5, 1992 (1992-01-05)</td><td id="pc219">219</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> Alec, Nicole, and The Black find themselves in a ghost town at the mercy of a deluded man who has a plan for The Black's future. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-20">2-20</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Horse of the Year" </td><td></td><td></td><td>12, 1992 (1992-01-12)</td><td id="pc220">220</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> When The Black is named Horse of the Year, success goes to Alec's head. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-21">2-21</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"If The Shoe Fits" </td><td>Peter Rowe</td><td>Dawn Ritchie</td><td>19, 1992 (1992-01-19)</td><td id="pc221">221</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> An unscrupulous vet tries to cripple The Black with the help of Nicole's father. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-22">2-22</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Code of Silence" </td><td>Peter Rowe</td><td>Jana Veverka</td><td>26, 1992 (1992-01-26)</td><td id="pc222">222</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> A teenage motorcycle gang kidnaps The Black and leaves him to die. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-23">2-23</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Black Tide" </td><td>Alan Simmonds</td><td>Louise Vincent</td><td>2, 1992 (1992-02-02)</td><td id="pc223">223</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> A black stallion, bearing a remarkable resemblance to The Black, challenges him. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-24">2-24</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Going, Going, Gone" </td><td>Alan Simmonds</td><td>Dawn Ritchie</td><td>9, 1992 (1992-02-09)</td><td id="pc224">224</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> Alec is tricked into putting The Black on the auction block. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-25">2-25</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Incredible Ride" </td><td>Nicholas Kendall</td><td>Phillipe Berenger</td><td>16, 1992 (1992-02-16)</td><td id="pc225">225</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> When Henry is seriously injured in a car accident, Alec and The Black are his only hope. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep2-26">2-26</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Ties That Bind" </td><td>Nicholas Kendall</td><td>Dawn Ritchie</td><td>23, 1992 (1992-02-23)</td><td id="pc226">226</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #6699FF" colspan="6"> The Black falls into a 20-foot hole. </td></tr>

Season 3: 1992-1993

Title

Director

Writer

Airdate

Production code

<tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-01">3-01</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Out of Sight, Out of Mind" </td><td>Paolo Barzman</td><td>Malcolm Macrury</td><td>4, 1992 (1992-10-04)</td><td id="pc301">301</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> The Black becomes uncontrollable after Alec leaves to follow Nicole back to France. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-02">3-02</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Race of Time" </td><td>Paolo Barzman</td><td>Peter White</td><td>11, 1992 (1992-10-11)</td><td id="pc302">302</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> An impromptu race pits Alec and Nicole against each other. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-03">3-03</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"The Knight's Contract" </td><td>Emilio Pacull</td><td>Etienne Baxter</td><td>18, 1992 (1992-10-18)</td><td id="pc303">303</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> Alec's dream mirror reality when he must fight for Nicole. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-04">3-04</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Bedside Manner" </td><td>Laurent Bregeat</td><td>Peter Mitchell</td><td>25, 1992 (1992-10-25)</td><td id="pc304">304</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> When a hunter's carelessness injures The Black, Alec must trust his horse to an unknown vet. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-05">3-05</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Breakin' Loose" </td><td>Jean Achache</td><td>Stephane Palay</td><td>1, 1992 (1992-11-01)</td><td id="pc305">305</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> Henry sends Alec and Nicole into France, and ends up bailing them out of jail. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-06">3-06</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Seeing Double" </td><td>Laurent Bregeat</td><td>Fabrice Ziolkowski</td><td>8, 1992 (1992-11-08)</td><td id="pc306">306</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> A foiled attempt to steal The Black ends with Black Tide being stolen. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-07">3-07</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Back on Track" </td><td></td><td></td><td>29, 1992 (1992-11-29)</td><td id="pc307">307</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> Alec races The Black to a hollow victory when his arch rival suffers a devastating fall. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-08">3-08</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Winning Spirit" </td><td></td><td></td><td>6, 1992 (1992-12-06)</td><td id="pc308">308</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> When The Black loses an important race in France; Alec, Nicole, and The Black follow Henry to New Zealand. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-09">3-09</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Nightmare" </td><td></td><td></td><td>13, 1992 (1992-12-13)</td><td id="pc309">309</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> Only Nate can convince Alec and The Black that a dangerous rouge stallion is not what he appears to be. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-10">3-10</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Wild Oats" </td><td></td><td></td><td>3, 1993 (1993-01-03)</td><td id="pc310">310</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> Having escaped into the New Zealand countryside, The Black searches for freedom only to save Alec's life. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-11">3-11</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Local Hero" </td><td></td><td></td><td>17, 1993 (1993-01-17)</td><td id="pc311">311</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> Alec is cornered into racing The Black at the local fair, only to learn more is at stake. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-12">3-12</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Driving Mr. Dailey" </td><td></td><td></td><td>10, 1993 (1993-01-10)</td><td id="pc312">312</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> Henry is forced to re-examine his ability to be Nate's guardian. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-13">3-13</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Measure of a Man" </td><td></td><td></td><td>7, 1993 (1993-02-07)</td><td id="pc313">313</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> Alec is challenged by a rival jockey to prove he can win on any horse. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-14">3-14</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"At the Gate" </td><td></td><td></td><td>14, 1993 (1993-02-14)</td><td id="pc314">314</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> A devastating fall nearly ends Nicole's career as a jockey. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-15">3-15</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Criss Cross" </td><td></td><td></td><td>21, 1993 (1993-02-21)</td><td id="pc315">315</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> Alec and The Black endure a grueling cross-country race. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-16">3-16</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Riding the Volcano" </td><td></td><td></td><td>28, 1993 (1993-02-28)</td><td id="pc316">316</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> Alec falls for a beautiful horse trainer. Guest star: Lucy Lawless </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-17">3-17</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A Gift Horse" </td><td></td><td></td><td>7, 1993 (1993-03-07)</td><td id="pc317">317</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> Nicole gets more than she bargained for on her birthday. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-18">3-18</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Racing in the Streets" </td><td></td><td></td><td>14, 1993 (1993-03-14)</td><td id="pc318">318</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> Nicole falls for a handsome man. Guest star: Christopher Atkins </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-19">3-19</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Back in America" </td><td></td><td></td><td>21, 1993 (1993-03-21)</td><td id="pc319">319</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> Alec is tempted by a trip back to America. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-20">3-20</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Pledging Allegiances" </td><td></td><td></td><td>28, 1993 (1993-03-28)</td><td id="pc320">320</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> Alec's plans to help support the Riding Therapy Center are jeopardized when Nate steals the family's horses. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-21">3-21</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Tapu" </td><td></td><td></td><td>11, 1993 (1993-04-11)</td><td id="pc321">321</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> On an archaeological expedition, Nicole and Kerry are nearly killed in an explosion set by a young Maori intent on preserving his heritage. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-22">3-22</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A House Divided" </td><td></td><td></td><td>18, 1993 (1993-04-18)</td><td id="pc322">322</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> The family's future at Manukau Farm is jeopardized when Henry's cousin arrives demanding custody of Nate. Guest star: Susan Clarke </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-23">3-23</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"A Day at the Beach" </td><td></td><td></td><td>25, 1993 (1993-04-25)</td><td id="pc323">323</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> A day at the beach turns disastrous for Alec and Nicole. </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-24">3-24</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Legends Never Die" </td><td></td><td></td><td>2, 1993 (1993-05-02)</td><td id="pc324">324</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> A former racing great steps in while Henry is gone. Guest stars: Conrad Bain and Marc Singer </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-25">3-25</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Glory Days" </td><td></td><td></td><td>9, 1993 (1993-05-09)</td><td id="pc325">325</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> Alec fears The Black may have to surrender his crown to Black Tide. Guest star: Teri Austin </td></tr> <tr class="vevent" style="text-align: center; background:#F2F2F2"><td id="ep3-26">3-26</td> <td class="summary" style="text-align: left;">"Under October Skies" </td><td></td><td></td><td>16, 1993 (1993-05-16)</td><td id="pc326">326</td></tr><tr><td class="description" style="border-bottom:3px solid #C0D52E" colspan="6"> The Black comes to the defense of a young mare being threatened by a wild stallion. Guest star: Margot Kidder </td></tr>

DVD releases

The first DVD releases for The Adventures of the Black Stallion came from Sterling Entertainment. The first, titled "The Black Stallion" was released on December 3, 2002 and contained the first five episodes of the second season of the series. The second release, "Return of the Black Stallion" was released on February 1, 2005 and contained the next five episodes of the second season. Many people were bothered by these releases because their names mimic those of the original movies from 1979 and 1983, causing confusion as to what the DVDs contained.[4]

On December 5, 2006 Echo Bridge Entertainment released the all twenty-six episodes of the first season to DVD in the form of a four-disc digipak season box set. The episodes are in their original production order, rather than by air date, and the set includes no extras with only limited chapter stops. The set also has issues with the subtitling, where they run over a minute ahead of the audio track on episode 123. A second season set was released on May 8, 2007, using a similar format to the first set with the embossed slip cover and digipak packaging. It contains all twenty-six episodes of the second season, again in production order and with no extras.

DVD Name Ep # Release date Distributor Notes
"The Black Stallion" 5 December 3, 2002 Sterling Entertainment Contains episodes 201-205 from Season 2
"Return of The Black Stallion" 5 February 1, 2005 Sterling Entertainment Contains episodes 206-210 from Season 2
Season 1 26 December 5, 2006 Echo Bridge Entertainment
Season 2 26 May 8, 2007 Echo Bridge Entertainment

References

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  1. "13th Annual Awards". Young Artist Awards. http://www.youngartistawards.org/pastnoms13.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  2. "14th Annual Awards". Young Artist Awards. http://www.youngartistawards.org/pastnoms14.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  3. "Canadian Awards History Search: 6th Geminis - Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. http://academy.ca/hist/history.cfm?categid=9503&shownum=6&winonly=0&awards=2&rtype=5&curstep=4. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  4. Lambert, David (2005-03-05). "The Black Stallion DVD news: February releases are from TV Series, not from films". TVShowsOnDVD.com. http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=3047. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 

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