A day in the life with Fia McKee by Sasscer Hill

It’s dawn, and dense fog covers the Saratoga backstretch as I do my undercover work for the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau. The heavy mist leaves Saratoga’s training track virtually invisible, but I can smell its sandy dirt and sense the expanse of the mile...

Spending Time With Nikki Latrelle by Sasscer Hill

My name is Nikki Latrelle. I’m a twenty-three-year-old female jockey, who ran away from home ten years ago when my mom died and left me in the hands of a pedophile stepfather. That night, I climbed a fence onto Pimlico racetrack and slept in a stall with a surprised...

A Day In the Life of Nikki Latrelle by Sasscer Hill

In this scene from “Racing from Death,” Nikki Latrelle, her friend Lorna, and two grooms have arrived at Colonial Downs racetrack near Williamsburg, Virginia after hauling six race horses from Laurel, Maryland. They are driving through a darkening backstretch,...