Chapter 5

Months went by as Patches grew into a pony .It was almost time for the Kentucky Derby. That day Mr. Craig raced inside the house at that very second and said, "Maggie, we're broke."

"What! What happened?!"

"Well, something went wrong at the bank."

"What went wrong at the bank!?"

"A rober broke in and stole all the money and there's no money left."

"Oh, this is terrible!"

"I know, wait! Didn't you want to enter the Kentucky Derby?"

"Yes, I did but how would that help?"


"Well, you could enter with Snitch to win the prize money and 5 gold medals."

"I would love to!"

"Well then the Jr. Kentucky Derby is on Thursday."

"Great. I’ll do it."