Study Guide

The Scorpio Races Chapter 30

By Maggie Stiefvater

Chapter 30

Sean

  • Sean is in the crowd, listening to the thumping of the Scorpio drums as the mare goddess glides by. 
  • She smears Sean's face with blood, and tells him to make a wish.
  • Sean spends the rest of the night trying to figure out who the woman in the horse-head costume could be, thinking it's Peg Gratton.
  • He goes to the butcher shop, which is also a restaurant/betting parlor, and sees that the odds for Kate (a.k.a. Puck) Connolly winning are 45-1. Them's bad odds.
  • To make matters worse, Mutt Malvern has signed up with a different horse: Skata, the piebald mare.