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A Geeks Guide to Horse Racing Games

Horse racing games have been around for as long as we can remember. There was even a game known as Escalado, which was played using a crank. This game was introduced in 1928. Horse racing games are still a great way to have fun, as well as place bets in a fun and simple manner, without the pressure that comes with betting on real horse races. There are still many fun horse racing games available and all platforms and many new being created, here are a few of them:

Board Games:

Winners Circle/ Royal Turf

This game consists of seven racehorses. To begin the game, players place secret bets on the horses. These bets are placed based on the starting point and ability level of each horse. One the race starts, the horses advance based on players rolling a die and move according to what the die lands on. The goal of this game is to earn the most money. To make this game more intense, players can involve real money and place bets. 

Win, Place, and Show

This game again starts with players placing bets on the horses to start the game. They then bid in order to control the jockeys. The die controls the outcome of the game but there are many opportunities for making strategic moves. This game is great for racing fans, families and gamblers. 

Online Games:

Photo Finish Horse Racing

This is an iOS-only app with a 4.7-star rating. This game allows you the full horse racing experience. You can hire your own jockey, train your horse and compete in many races until you can compete to win the Cup. This game has amazing graphics and has different modes for you to play in such as having a quick race or competing in major race derbies. 

Horse Racing & Betting Game

This is a free, android, horse racing simulation game in which you can race horses. You can also place bets based on horse racing statistics. This game allows you to place bets offline which is great to play on the go.

Derby Quest: Horse breeding and racing champion

This is a free game that is available on both iOS and Android. It allows you to train your own horses and have options for lots of training methods. Your horses will then compete to become Derby Champions. Not only is this game great for adults to get the experience of training and racing horses, but it is also great for children. 

This is only a small list of the horse racing games that are available on the market right now. However, there are several real-life horse racing betting sites and services which allow members to follow trainers, horses, jockeys and ultimately bet for real on races from literally all over the world. Unibet is an established horse racing service which is a perfect example of this. Furthermore, it can be argued that it is exactly these types of sites that offer the ultimate challenge for adults who want to test their mettle against the professionals that make a living from horse racing.

1 comment

  1. Hmmm…I seem to recall playing a Barbie Horse racing game as a kid? Can’t say I’ve done much since, but now I sort of want to revisit that Barbie game…

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