Former exercise rider, Nancy English Perry writes a fictional story set at Jefferson Downs,Louisiana. The winning story is in the article.

"Perry’s love affair with horses started long ago as a child, riding for instructor Mr. Nickols at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She later became an exercise rider, traveling around the U.S. and later to Europe, riding for such well-known and successful trainers as Maurice Zilber, Scotty Schulhofer, and Billy Turner."