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for the Roses simulates a day of observing and wagering on thoroughbred
race horses at Americas premier racing venue. Each race day is composed of
12 races of 7 to 12 horses competing in races ranging from 6 furlongs to
1-1/8 miles in length.
This simulation includes 300 different horses and 20 different jockeys,
each with distinct racing histories that shape their odds and on-track
behaviors. There is a wealth of critical racing data available in the
in-game racing form - just as in the real racing form.
Run for the Roses uses a complex set of algorithms, based on the racing
form data, to carefully link a horse's current performance with her past
performance, and the data in the racing form. Of course, as in real life,
there are random events within each race that ensure that the favorite
doesnt always win.
Information, such as each horses position, lengths back from the leader
and elapsed time is stored and used in future race days to accurately
depict each horses past performance. So what you see occur in todays races
will influence future races, just as in real life. By carefully analyzing
each horses recent race performances (last 5 races shown), jockeys
performance, jockeys weight, track conditions, etc., the experienced
handicapper will increase his or her odds of winning. New handicapping
formulas can be safely tested in the simulation prior to taking them to
But no handicapping experience is required to enjoy Run for the Roses. The
less experienced handicapper, or more casual wagerer, may simply start the
simulation and place wagers just as he or she might at a real racetrack
based on the horse's color, name, jockey or recent racing record and
without the risk of losing hard-earned cash!
Run for the Roses fills the bill for anyone who loves to see thoroughbred
race horses in action!
of Run for the Roses:
Up to 6 Players - Each
with a choice of starting bankrolls to level the playing field for the
300 Horses - Each with a
full race history that impacts the horse's odds and race behavior.
Each horse's history is updated after each race is run.
20 Jockeys - The jockey's
racing record also influences the horse they're riding - odds and
Full color graphics - Just
like being trackside.
Racing Form - Displays up
to 5 of the most recent races for each horse, detailing all the
information needed to determine how each horse might stack up against
the current conditions and competition. Print the information for an
in-depth analysis, or view it onscreen. At the end of each race day,
racing form data is updated with each horse's experience to provide
true-to-life data for each horse's recent history.
All the Wagers - Including
Win, Place, Show, Across-the-Board, Exacta Keys/Box and Trifecta
Main Display - Shows each
player's standings - starting bankroll, wagers placed, total winnings
and current bankroll
Tote Board - Displays the
results and payouts for the last race
III 400 mhz, 128 Mb system memory
graphics card with 16 Mb graphics memory, 1024x768 resolution
DirectX8 (available on
installation CD or with download)
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