I love this book so much that it is my #1 favorite book of all time. Alexander or Alec Ramsey goes on a boat called the Drake to get home in New york but little did Alec know the Drake sunk, on the Drake was a black horse that saves Alecs life by swimming to an Island. Alec get saved with The Horse ( the black) and brought home. Alec went back to New york and get the Black into a match race. I would recommened this to all my friends becuase this book has so many excited things.