Dick Francis wrote the story lines for The Racing Game based on his best selling mystery novel "Odds Against," and the events in Sid Halley's cases on true incidents. He is a winner of three Edgar Allen Poe Awards, the Crime Writers Association's Gold Silver and Diamond Daggers and the Mystery Writers of America's highest honor - the coveted title "Grand Master." Dick Francis novels have sold over 80 million copies world-wide. "If mystery writing were a horse race your money would be well placed on Dick Francis." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer. After a terrible accident destroys his career in the saddle, Champion National Hunt Jockey Sid Halley puts his expert knowledge of horses, tracks and stables to use as a private investigator. Savvy, tough and able to take care of himself, Hally and his assistant, fast-talking, hard-hitting karate expert Chico Barnes, take on the murky world of greed, corruption, doping and kidnapping behind the high-stakes Sport of Kings - a world where hot-blooded stallions and cold-blooded murder run neck and neck.