Out of the frenzied pace of bustling New York, aspiring artist Michael Klein sets off for the racetracks of the Midwest in pursuit of his loverand into the exotic, incomparable world of horse racing. While grooming horses in the cool, hay-scented stalls, Klein searches for salvationfrom the memories of a sexually abusive stepfather, his mother's sudden death, the demon of
drink and sexual addiction . . . even himself. Then one remarkable horse enters his life. And through the innocent ritual of caring for Swale, an incredible Kentucky Derby-winning colt, Klein's life is suddenly, by almost miraculous means, transformed forever.
In strikingly honest prose, Track Conditions is an unusually powerful, unsparing memoir of one troubled man's unforgettable healing connection to an extraordinary horse. His story of finding redemption is one you will never forget.