C.J. Jamieson is a young, gifted female jockey with a complicated past and a strong desire to break through in the competitive world of thoroughbred racing.
Trainer Ritchie Gallo, on the other hand, has spent half his life in the sport. He's at the top of his game, but he's never been lucky enough to train a world-class racehorse. Until now. He finally has the horse, but needs the perfect rider.
Call it luck or fate, but when Gallo comes across C.J., he knows he might finally have his ticket to the winners circle.
Follow Gallo and C.J. as they compete in the turbulent world of thoroughbred racing in a beautifully told, fast-paced story of triumph, tragedy, and perseverance. From the tracks of Saratoga to the famous Churchill Downs, their journey together teaches them that winning races on fragile legs isn't so different than winning at life with fragile hearts.
Michael Ferrara is a graduate of Syracuse University, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and the executive training program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He served for nine years as an officer in the United States Air Force and then spent thirty years working on Wall Street. Since retiring he has written three novels: The Land of the Million Elephants, The Sons of Lubyanka, and Breezing. He has been married for forty-two years to his wife Catherine. The couple lives in Charleston, South Carolina.