SIMHorseRacing.com is a free game offering the most realistic horse racing experience on the internet. Hundreds of players of all ages from all over the globe compete against each other, enjoying an entire year of racing in just 16 weeks time. The SIM, which ran its first season in 1998, offers not only Thoroughbred racing on all three conventional surfaces – dirt, turf and synthetic – but also steeplechasing, harness racing, Quarter Horses, Paints, Arabians and more.
The new season at SIMHorseRacing.com is now open. Now is the perfect time to start building and organizing your stable at the start of the new year!
Breed, train and race your own homebreds, or claim your way into the sport. Distance, surface, pedigree and equipment all factor in to the race result, as does jockey ability and weather conditions. The SIM is technologically ahead of the curve; if desired, race results can come by text message! Regular podcasts are posted, and the new and specially designed race viewer shows color-correct horses of all breeds.
Manage your stable wisely; as the player, you have to budget shipping expenses and entry fees while jogging, galloping or working your horses to racing fitness before their debuts. Comprehensive trainer and breeder statistics are offered to track your progress.
For those inclined to handicap, place win wagers on many of the races, and a generous Pick 6 pool is offered three days a week and usually carries over. Player and game-run handicapping contests often pop up, thanks to a tight-knit community of dedicated racing fans.
The same three horses completed the trifecta in the first two legs of the Triple Crown, but in the final leg, the Long Island Classic on August 16th, they will face a host of fresh challengers and the grueling distance!
On top of the Triple Crown, the SIM Olympics are coming to a close in a week. The events have ranged from handicapping contests at Del Mar and Saratoga to having to write a winning radio jingle for the game. This week there will be an international handicapping challenge, as well as a photo contest!
Sign up now to get your first racehorse and check out all these awesome events! Happy Racing!