Horses For Courses : Epsom

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Costs: 2.40 GB pounds/ turn
Frequency: every 3 weeks
Type: Horse race & betting simulation
Last-Update: 2003Jun29
Keywords: commercial, open-ended, snail, mixed, modern, economic, sports


H4C can be played superficially as a simulation of an Epsom racehorse trainer's life or you can dig deeper into the complexities and try to find those hidden secrets & successful training techniques. What attributes make a champion jockey? Or a Derby winner? What's needed to come first? The glittering Prizes are available to grab each season, the Classic Races, Horse of the Year, Trainer of the Year, Gambler of the Year and Jockey of the Year.

Take control of a Horse Racing empire, by running your own stables and stud farm. Your aims, to be a financial success through winning races, and to gain money by shrewd betting on the outcome of these results. Improvement of both the skill of your jockeys and characteristics of your horses is done via a system of "training", where the more successful amass the greater gains.

Each turn includes a lively Epsom newsletter (12 pages) of declarations, previous results, race previews, tables of horses/owners/jockey standings & very extensive race commentaries. And much more including, sellers, freelance jockeys, rest & recuperation, take a chance, betting table & "on the gallops".


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Greg Lindahl