Robert Young plays Myles Vanders, a none-too-honest stable owner who returns to his run-down Virginia family home and rekindles a long-standing family feud with racing rival Davis Lockwood (Lewis Stone). Despite this enmity, Myles begins romancing one of Lockwood's daughters (Lynne
Carver). He is dumped by the first daughter, then marries the second, Linda (Maureen O'Sullivan), largely to get the old man's goat. When Myles' prize pony is injured in a stable fire, he enters Linda's horse in the big race against her daddy's best steed. Luckily, Myles has become a nicer guy by
this time, ready to reconcile with the Lockwood patriarch after the climactic final contest.