updated 09:20 am EDT, Mon August 4, 2003
(VP) says it will publish Horse Racing Manager for the Mac later this year. The game, which is currently in development at VP, will allow players to enjoy the sport as an owner, a breeder, a trainer, a jockey, or a gambler. We have a posted a photo gallery of screenshots from the game.
Depending on which role players choose to assume, the game will play very differently. As an owner, for example, players will have to concern
themselves with finances and staffing, while breeders will spend their time
seeking the right horses to produce future champions.
Horse Racing Manager lets you enjoy the sport of kings at all levels.
Choose whether to play the game as an owner, breeder, trainer, jockey
or punter. Each activity will require specific know-how that you will
be able to acquire with each play.
- As an owner, you will have to keep an eye on your finances and optimise
the working time of your staff as well as your own.
- As a trainer, you will have to prepare your horses according to the
goals you will have set for the season, bearing in mind each horse's
characteristics and your financial constraints. Your ultimate goal as a
trainer will be to improve their overall characteristics to their maximum
- As a breeder, you will seek and hopefully find the right matches for
reproduction; you will also be in charge of the weekly report on each
of your horses.
- As a gambler, you will be able to visit the most famous racetracks
and follow the greatest races, live. You will have to use all your
gambling skills to increase your initial capital and avoid bankruptcy.
- As a jockey, you will have to show your talents as a competitor and
strategist in real time. Take into account your horse, the competitors,
the racetrack, the weather conditions in order to have a chance to win.
Become a solo expert and then come face the other players in a LAN
or on the internet, either in the racing or in the betting mode.