Rick returned in June. Penny Pincher had run in all three of the Triple Crown races, finishing second in the Kentucky Derby, third in the Preakness, and second in the Belmont. Rick was happy with how well Penny Pincher had done and planned to give him some time off before pointing him toward a big … Continue reading Chapter 11: The Choice
Kelly's attitude is changing, but in which way?
I awoke before the sun, got dressed in breeches, a long sleeve white shirt, riding boots, and threw my hair up. I decided to take the van to the track, even if it was right across the street. I grabbed two apples, one of which would wind up in Bumble’s stomach, and headed for my … Continue reading Chapter 9: Natural
Kelly has her first date.
Read on and find Kelly getting a taste of a life as an exercise rider
I looked myself over in the mirror. My green eyes really stood out again the brown patterned dress and my sun bleached hair, which I had put into a messy braid that lay on my right shoulder with my bangs were pinned back. My make up was neutral and soft, accentuating my pretty skin. I … Continue reading Chapter 6: Dinner
Chapter 5 in the saga of Kelly.
Rick and Justin got home around seven. I was cooking the chicken I had picked up while I was out. “Smells good.” Justin smiled and sat down on a bar stool at the island. “Good timing.” I pulled the chicken from the oven and put a piece on each plate. The meal was complete with … Continue reading Chapter 4: Justin
Justin helped me unpack the van that night and the extra room at my father’s house, which happened to be right across the street from Gate 8. 12 South Ranch Road was a large home with white brick exterior and a wrap around driveway. Inside, there were five bedrooms, from what Rick said. He had moved … Continue reading Chapter 3: Unpacking
I reached Arcadia the next day after an eighteen-hour drive from Billings. My father had text me an address the night before I left; 285 West Huntington Drive, Arcadia, California. I pulled into a large parking lot outside of a building. The building read Santa Anita Park. I had heard of this place, but why … Continue reading Chapter 2: Arrival