Kris is a young girl with a troubled past who gets a second chance luckily when she goes to work at a horse farm, but being an outsider in a high-stakes world is not easy.
June 20, 2005
Her only friend is a horse named Wildfire, and when he is threatened she makes a decision that will affect both their lives forever. She gets put back in Oakly prison for 90 days.
June 20, 2005
Kris returns to the Ritter ranch after being released from juvenile detention a second time; Dani gets jealous when Matt pursues Kris.
June 27, 2005
Kris's substance-abusing mom, Barb, shows up unexpectedly at Raintree with suspicious intentions; Jean reluctantly admits that the farm is in financial distress.
July 11, 2005
Tension mounts when Wildfire's training times have yet to improve; Kris resorts to taking on a full-time job to help out with Raintree's finances; Matt dabbles with a dangerous hobby for his personal benefit.
July 18, 2005
The Claiming Race
In order to give Wildfire a fighting chance in a race, Kris agrees to do something she promised she never would; Matt delves deeper into a shady world; Dani pushes a friendship to the limit.
July 25, 2005
Lost & Found
Wildfire and another horse are missing, causing Kris, Junior, Dani, and Matt to head into the mountains to look for them; Jean dares to open her heart until a blast from the past threatens to break it.
August 1, 2005
Foul play puts Wildfire in danger; Matt's troubles go from bad to worse when a gambling debt makes him part with his prized possession; Dani gets unexpected support from Junior when she needs it most.
August 8, 2005
Matt and Junior throw a party while Jean is away; Dani sets her eyes on a handsome stranger; Bobby turns up the pressure on Matt to settle a score. while Junior tries to win Kris
August 15, 2005
Kris neglects her GED studies to train with a famous female jockey; Dani investigates her mother's identity; Matt confronts Kris about her feelings for Junior. and Junior and Kris become a couple
August 22, 2005
Superstar jockey Tina Sharp returns to help Kris overcome her injury, but ends up creating more trouble than she solves; Dani's curiosity about her past begins to catch up with her.
August 29, 2005
Raintree enters the limelight when Tina Sharp invites a TV crew to film her training for the important Sandpiper Classic, a race that could help Raintree out of its financial woes.
September 5, 2005
Kris and Junior arrive at a crossroads; Dani learns the unsettling truth about her mother; Wildfire races in the Sandpiper Classic against his arch rival, Avatar.
The Ritters are shaken by Kerry's disappearance and a family member's death; Dani takes control of the Davis farm; Ken Davis looks to rid himself of his fraud charges.
January 1, 2007
Kris overworks herself trying to repay the Ritter family for her financial blunder; Matt and Dani compete for a new client. Kris and Junior become closer.
January 8, 2007
After learning that Wildfire is sterile, Kris pushes to get him back on the track; Ken Davis Sr. tricks Gillian into selling her shares of Davis Farm to him.
January 15, 2007
Close To Home
After Kris's trailer burns down, her sense of independence is tested when she has to move in with the Ritter family.
January 22, 2007
Love vs. Work
Kris and the Ritter family struggle to come to terms how to deal with having their biggest opponent train at Raintree; Junior leaves to follow his rodeo dreams.
January 29, 2007
Kris is overcome by emotion when she helps Matt and Junior try to save Flame from being sold by Ken Davis; Dani takes a surprising step in her relationship with R.J.
February 5, 2007
Push Me, Pull You
Kris worries about her status at Raintree after Gillian moves in with Matt; a Davis family health scare brings Junior back to the ranch, much to Dani's dismay.
February 12, 2007
With Raintree in dire financial straits, Jean and Matt's willingness to consider a buyer's offer draws criticism from Pablo and Kris; Junior and Gillian find common ground in their family histories.
February 19, 2007
Gillian's romance with Matt is doomed; a tragic incident at the rodeo hits too close to home for Dani; Pablo considers a new career opportunity; Junior rethinks his working relationship with his father.
February 26, 2007
As Kris and Matt's relationship heats up, they struggle with how to tell Junior about it; Dani tries to fight giving into the grief of losing R.J.; Jean visits Davis Farm for the first time since losing Pablo to them.
March 5, 2007
You Can't Count On Me
Kris's endeavors to get accustomed to her new surroundings are interrupted by a surprise visit from her half-brother, Jace, but she's suspicious of his sudden arrival.
March 12, 2007
Matt and Junior's personal and professional rivalry heats up with the arrival of the Bristol Stakes; Kris aches to bring the two old friends back together but her attempts are aggravated by Gillian.
March 19, 2007
So Long, Pardner
Sheik Omar, Kris, Junior and Gillian enter into a deal for an illegal match race between Wildfire and Avatar that will test everyone's limits and leave the future hanging in uncertainty.
The fourth season begins six months after Kris was forced out of Raintree, which has undergone significant operational changes that leave Matt pining for the past. Meanwhile, Dani is hard at work on a new business venture, and Junior mulls an important personal decision.
January 21, 2008
The More Things Change: Part II
After Kris unexpectedly returns for a glimpse of Wildfire's next race, she gains an unlikely ally and a place to stay. Meanwhile, Matt tries to cope with Raintree's new mission, and Junior ponders his decision to take the next step with Laura.
January 28, 2008
Jean and Pablo are adamant that Kris leave town instead of sticking around and helping to care for Wildfire; Junior reconnects with an old high-school classmate who could be the key to a financial windfall for the Davis ranch; Matt remains at odds with his mother about Raintree's dude-ranch transformation.
February 4, 2008
Kris and Junior help Matt with his improbable plan to get Raintree back in the horse-racing business, which involves finding Wildfire's offspring, Flame. Meanwhile, Wildfire's condition continues to improve at Dani's clinic.
February 11, 2008
Junior's preoccupation with his and Calvin's business proposition takes time away from his wedding plans, but Laura suspects his loss of focus may have something to do with Kris. Meanwhile, Jean objects to Matt's plans for Raintree's adopted racehorses.
February 18, 2008
The pressure is on Junior to decide whether or not to go through with his wedding to Laura after he and Kris share a moment of passion. Meanwhile, Dani considers pursuing a relationship with Noah, and Pablo mulls telling Jean how he feels about her.
February 25, 2008
When it appears that Flame is ready for his first race, Kris decides to fight to get her jockey's license reinstated. Meanwhile, an important professional decision for Pablo is clouded by an intensely personal matter.
March 3, 2008
Life's Too Short
Kris hopes that Flame's success in the DuPont Stakes might help Jean change her mind about Raintree's future, but Kris isn't so sure about what part, if any, she'll play in it. Meanwhile, Dani and Pablo urge Junior to fight for what he believes in.
March 10, 2008
Kris and Junior hastily decide to get married, but they're forced to postpone their plans when Jean is injured by one of the horses rescued by Matt, who is unnerved by Kris and Junior's impending wedding. Meanwhile, Dani's interest in racing is reignited after her father buys her a thoroughbred.
April 28, 2008
With Jean still out of commission, Kris and Matt do their best to run the dude ranch at Raintree while also preparing for the next race, which features Dani's new horse in the field. Later, Junior and Matt come to blows during a search for a pair of dude-ranch guests who got lost.
May 5, 2008
Being Mrs. Junior
Universal disapproval of Kris and Junior's wedding plans has everyone on edge, and even Kris wonders if she has what it takes to be part of the Davis family. Meanwhile, Dani's return to racing continues to be plagued by her father's interference.
May 12, 2008
The Ties That Bind: Part I
Before Kris gets one last race on Wildfire in the Tucker Stakes, she and Junior consider a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relocate to Alaska for a year to work on a geothermal project.
May 19, 2008
The Ties That Bind: Part II
In the season finale, Junior's schedule goes haywire when an urgent matter in Alaska that requires his attention coincides with Kris' ride on Wildfire in the Tucker Stakes and their wedding, but then a sudden surprise happens for Kris Furillo after the race.