Real Life Links Related to the Racing Aspect of the "Adventure" Series



Forli - Darla's Sire

1984 Stallion Register Page

Posthumous Claiborne Farm Page


Flying Paster ("The Paster") - Sire of Depth Charge (Danny)

He had the misfortune of being born in the same year as the great Spectacular Bid, and could never best him.

1980 San Fernando Stakes as a 4yo - Great Stretch Effort

1984 Stallion Register Page


Storm Bird - Sire of Flying Waters (Bri)

He became an outstanding sire, but was bested at stud by his son Storm Cat, who once stood for a $500,000 stud fee.

1980 Grade 1 William Hill Dewhurst Stakes in England as a 2yo (last half of race)- In Front, Jockey in White Cap

1984 Stallion Register Page


Golden Eagle - Who Darla Will Be Bred to in 1987

It was pure coincidence that a French-bred horse named Golden Eagle ended up at a California farm of the same name

1984 Stallion Register Page

Golden Eagle Farm Website




Gainesway Farm - 4-Min Video Includes Foaling and Breeding Footage

Gainesway Farm is not in the "Adventure" series, but would be very similar to the farm Darla was at in Kentucky.


Ashford Stud - 9-Min Un-Narrated Video That I Just Like for the Scenery

I didn't want to mention the farm by name in the stories, but it's where Storm Bird stood stud, so Darla was

sent there to bred to him.  Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is the most recent addition to their stallion roster.




Since the reader won't see much of Danny's breaking and training, I will post links to a series of youtube videos, following a real life racehorse in southern California, as Danny ages in the printed series.  Not all farms train exactly the same way, and there's some regional differences, but the basics are the same.  Here's the first one.





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