The last living Black Beauty has celebrated his 30th birthday with the help of 200 fans.
Billy, owned by Louise Maryon, is one of five black horses who starred in the 1994 film adaption of the Anna Sewell novel. The Orlov trotter was imported from Moscow at the end of 1992 and bought for Warner Brothers in 1993 by Louise’s father-in-law, Victor Armstrong, the second unit director and horse master on the film. Louise, who worked as a groom on the film set, bought him once filming had finished.
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Article written by: Becky Murray