Patrick Smithwick

Patrick Smithwick lives with his wife Ansley on the horse farm where he was raised in Monkton, Maryland. His writing room is in the old milking parlor of the barn and opens directly into the back field. Patrick’s critically acclaimed Racing My Father recounts his youth on the racetrack and his love for his father, the legendary Hall of Famer A. P. “Paddy” Smithwick. Flying Change, recipient of the Dr. Tony Lyons Book Award, relates the challenges of returning to riding races at the age of fifty and the author’s love for his family.