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New novel about a Laurel Park jockey is a wild ride
New novel about a Laurel Park jockey is a wild ride

When Sasscer Hill was growing up, she rode stick horses and plow horses and read "The Black Stallion" novels, a series of books about the friendship between a young boy and a beautiful black Arabian stallion. In the process, she fell in love — with horses and books and, eventually, writing. On April 15, her novel "Racing from Death" is being released by Wildside Press. It is the second in a series about jockey/ assistant trainer Nikki Latrelle, a Laurel Park-based rider, who finds herself caught up in murder. While Hill has been compared to Dick Francis and Sue Grafton, "Racing from Death" reflects the respect she has for horse racing and the influence...

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