Nikki Latrelle’s mother suddenly dies, leaving the thirteen-year-old girl in the hands of her evil stepfather. Escaping his assault attempt, Nikki flees through the nighttime streets of Baltimore. She climbs a razor-wire fence into Pimlico Racetrack, the place she and her mom spent their happiest days together. Nikki’s drawn to horses, knows how to ride, and dreams of being a jockey. But how can a runaway with no ID, no family, and no income survive?