Bill Rust, escaping from the sheriff, rides into a town where a cross-country horse race is about to be staged in a few days. A buckboard driven by young Bobby runs away and Bill overtakes it and rescues the boy. Local tough Buck Townsley starts an argument with Bill, and Bill bets all of his money that his horse can beat Buck's in the upcoming race. The townspeople are also willing to bet on Bill's horse after seeing the rescue. Bobby's sister, Mary Lou, shows her gratitude by inviting Bill to use their ranch as a training ground. Bill enters a hotel where he runs into old Jim, who he used to be in a gang with until Bill decided to reform. Bill is still wanted and Jim threatens to expose him to the sheriff unless Bill agrees to throw the race, so Jim and Buck can clean up betting against him as he is the betting favorite. Bill reluctantly agrees, but then learns that Betty Lou is betting the family fortune, $2,000, on him. He goes back and tells Jim that the deal is off and he will ...
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