A kid named Alec and a horse have a boat crash on an island for 16 days and he gets rescued he travels to New York, his home. He finds a place for the horse and meets the stable owner, Henry. Alec and Henry train the horse to go into racing. Jim Neville a news reporter writes a newsletter and says the black stallion is the fastest horse in the world. The two fastest horse racers accept the match race and the stallion and Alec win the race and the stallion is declared the fastest horse in the world. I do recommend the book. it leaves you in suspense, worry, and happiness. I liked when Alec and the stallion crash in the island.