Karen M. Johnson is a freelance writer and author of The Training Game, a book that provided an inside look at several high-profile trainers in North America. The Training Game was a finalist for the prestigious Tony Ryan Book Award. Her work as a producer with HRTV was recognized with an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy for “The Rivalry” — a documentary chronicling Easy Goer and Sunday Silence’s epic battle in the 1989 Triple Crown — and an Emmy nomination for “The Fix” — the story behind the 2002 Breeders’ Cup pick six scandal that she wrote and co-produced. She and her family bred and owned 2002 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, Volponi, who was trained by her Hall of Fame father, Philip G. Johnson. A former reporter and editor for Daily Racing Form, she lives in Long Island, New York.