Is Ben a winner or a loser? With his mother no longer alive and his father in prison for arson, teenaged Ben feels like anything but a winner. So he’s lucky to be taken in by the Brennans, kind-hearted people who breed and raise thoroughbred racehorses at Wind Rider Farms in Saratoga Springs. But the stakes are high for both Ben and the racehorses, particularly when a barn fire breaks out and threatens to destroy the farm. Is it arson, and is Ben the guilty one, or did the mysterious Joe Pastore, who haunts and taunts the boy, set the fire? And what about Rachel? What role does she play? Sure, she’s smart and pretty—and Ben has a crush on her. But that doesn’t mean she can’t be a suspect, does it?
Running eighteen chapters and full of the sights, sounds, and smells of horse country, The Winner’s Circle is rich in moral dilemmas and chapter-by-chapter high adventure. It’s a winner!