In This Race to the Winners Circle, the Fix May be a Fatal One
by Paddy Head
Some jockeys ride for the pay-off, Andy Crowley rides because she can’t imagine any other life. On her way to becoming New York’s most acclaimed female jockey, she’s forced to move to a New England track, renowned for colorful misfits and “accidental” deaths. After winning the unwinnable, she begins to suspect something’s amiss. When an enigmatic owner insists the newcomer ride his Kentucky colt, she soon discovers how rough the races can get. She’ll have to decide whether she can stay the course to her Derby dreams or slide into the treacherous and unpredictable world ruled by South Boston’s mob bosses. Fixed puts you in the saddle on a hoof-rattling ride to the wire in races meant to be won or lost. The shocking truth of horse racing’s sinister underworld is eloquently exposed in this first work of a trilogy by author and former jockey, Paddy Head. For more information visit paddyhead.com*. Fixed is available on Amazon and through the author’s website.
Editor’s Note: Author Paddy Head paints a vivid portrait of a place she knows first-hand, the jockey’s world and all its thrills and spills. Though fiction, Fixed has a gritty authenticity that only comes from real life inspiration. If you’ve ever wondered how it feels to strap yourself to 1,000 pounds of amped up horseflesh, you’ll enjoy this read.
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Published April 2013 Issue
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