Buddy, top trainer at a harness racing track, turns his job over
to his younger brother Manx, whom he has been grooming
for the position since he was quite young. It is just at the
time the raceway is taken over by new owners, the LeRoy
family. Its new name is Kingdom 4.
The story is an intertwining of the personalities, strengths,
ailments, and lineages of the horses and the people connected
to the track. Throughout, horses and people are drawn
together in an allegorical and metaphorical way to clarify
conflicts, and comment on conditions, on and off the track.