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Black Beauty

The Black Beauty mold was introduced in 1980 and is named for the equine star of Anna Sewell's classic novel Black Beauty, the Autobiography of a Horse. The mold has the round "Breyer Molding Co." mold stamp, with later models having the "B" stamp as well. Black Beauty was sculpted by Chris Hess and is Breyer mold #3040BB.

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Photo Photo Photo Model Number Name Color Release Dates Released Through/Notes
631 Buckskin Quarter Horse buckskin 1998

637 Classics Horse and Jump Set
With blue and white plank jump
chestnut pinto 1998
641 Blue Roan Quarter Horse blue roan 1999-2000
659 Chestnut Blanket Appaloosa chestnut blanket 2001
664 Pinto light chestnut pinto 2006-2008
668 Sorrel Quarter Horse sorrel 2002-2003
679 Arabian Stallion red roan 2006
924 Chestnut Sport Horse chestnut, two-toned chestnut mane/tail, four stockings 2017-2020
(c) Janice Cox 1391 Cloud's Legacy
With Duchess, Trotting Stock Horse Foal, Warmblood Foal
chestnut/dark palomino 2009 Limited Mid-year release

Cloud Mustang Series

1391 Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions
With Duchess, Trotting Stock Horse Foal, and Warmblood Foal
dark chestnut 2010-2014 Cloud Mustang Series
(c) Reeves International, Inc. 1714 Pippa Funnell's Magic Spirit
Includes soft cover copy of the book Magic Spirit, written by Pippa Funnell.
light grey, dark shading on knees and hocks 2014-current Stamped with the author's signature and "Magic Spirit" on belly.
2404 Vintage Fire Hose Wagon
With Ginger
light grey 2004-2005
(c) Reeves International, Inc. 2404 Vintage Fire Hose Wagon
With Ginger
light grey 2004-2005 Additional photos
(c) Janice Cox 3040 Black Beauty, His Family and Friends
With Duchess, Ginger, Merrylegs
black, star, black mane/tail, off fore sock or no socks 1980-1993
(c) Renee 3345 King of the Wind Set
With Black Stallion, Duchess
bay 1990-1993
8168 Cancer pearlescent light grey, shaded muzzle, solid face, darker grey mane/tail, darker legs, zodiac symbols on both hips 2015 Zodiac Series

With hang tag. Stamped "Cancer" on belly.

8900 Black Beauty
With book and green stable blanket
black, star, black mane/tail, off fore sock or no socks 1996 Warehouse Gleanings

Same as #3040

8938 Iltschi black, long star, black mane/tail, four stockings 1989-1990 Warehouse Gleanings

Same as #703440

(c) Breyer Animal Creations 61105 Hugo Saddle Club Eventing Gift Set
With jump, English bridle and saddle, trophy and an information fold-out booklet to learn more about eventing.
dappled grey 2008-2009
61125 War Horse Joey Model and Book Set bay 2012-2014
62041 Chestnut Semi-Leopard Appaloosa Mare & Chestnut Blanket Appaloosa Foal
With Warmblood Foal
chestnut semi-leopard 2014-2016
62200 Pony Power
With Haflinger Mare, Haflinger Foal, fencing, water trough, feed bucket, bunch of carrots
grullo, black points, wide blaze 2019-2020
65001 Chestnut Semi-Leopard Appaloosa Mare & Chestnut Blanket Appaloosa Foal
With Warmblood Foal
chestnut semi-leopard 2018 Appears to be a reissue of #62041.
300311 Bonanza Four Piece Classics Set
With Duchess, Ruffian, Warmblood Stallion
red chestnut 2009 Tractor Supply Company
(c) Reeves International, Inc. 300321 Topaz and Blazer
With MesteƱo the Foal
red roan 2013 Mid States Distributing

America's Wild Mustangs Series

490296 Flaxen Chestnut Black Beauty Test Run flaxen chestnut w/ blaze and stockings on all four feet 2023 Test Piece Raffle Model
(1 made)

With Certificate of Authenticity

490296 Classic Beauty Gift Set
With Andalusian Foal
flea-bit grey 1996-1997 Sears Holiday Catalog
(~2,100 made)

(c) Janice Cox 700894 Black Beauty
With Brenda doll, halter and lead, paperback
glossy black, star, black mane/tail, off fore sock/stocking 1994

702297 Pinto Family, Freedom, Independence, and Liberty
With Arabian Foal, Ginger
bay pinto 1997 State Line Tack
703440 Iltschi black, long star, black mane/tail, four stockings 1989-1990 German Export

(c) Heather Wilkendorf

705498 Classic Appaloosa 3-Piece Set
With Andalusian Foal, Mustang Foal
chestnut blanket 1998

JCPenney Holiday Catalog

With Certificate of Authenticity

720103 Sorrel Quarter Horse sorrel 2006 Target, possibly other locations

Same as #668

(c) Janice Cox

(c) Janice Cox

(c) Janice Cox

720533 All American Rodeo
With white plastic tack, barrel, and doll
grey 2008 Target, other stores
750124 Dakota, Liver Chestnut Mustang and Flicka, Deer
With Fawn
dark flaxen brown, one sock 2005 Walmart

America's Wild Mustangs Series

750136 Aguila, Dun Pinto Stallion and Muraco, Grulla Pinto Colt
With American Quarter Horse Foal
dun pinto 2006 Walmart

America's Wild Mustangs Series

750906 Dreamer Gift Set
"Goliath's Boy"

With Duchess
shaded black, no white 2005-2006
(c) Janice Cox (c) Janice Cox (c) Sande Schneider 755408 Camping on the Trail
With Jack Russell Terrier
chestnut/palomino blanket 2012-2013 Wal-Mart

Sunshine Stables

(c) Sharon Walbridge

9961023 Classics Western Deluxe Barn Set
With white barn with red roof and trim
light bay with three socks, blaze 2007 Tractor Supply Company
(c) Debra Omel (c) Debra Omel (c) Debra Omel Collector's One-Horse Open Sleigh
With black wooden sleigh, leather harness, two porcelain riders, on wooden base.

(aka "Those Wonderful Wintery Rides" in JAH XI #3)

flocked dappled grey, grey or brown dapples, bald face, grey synthetic mane/tail 1984 JCPenney Holiday Catalog
(>1,500 made)

Signed and numbered by the maker, Reigseckers of Indiana

With Andalusian Stallion
sorrel 2002 #668 on aftermarket lamp.