Run for the Roses is a horse racing simulation software that lets you observe and place wagers on thoroughbred race horses at America's top racing venue. The software comprises of 12 races with 7-12 horses that compete in various races covering distances from 6 furlongs to 1 and 1-8 miles.
To make things even more realistic, Run for the Roses includes 300 different horses and 20 different jockeys, each with their own unique racing histories that impact their odds and behavior on the track. The in-game racing form is also full of critical racing data, just like in real life. The simulation uses complex algorithms to link a horse's current performance with their past performance, determining the odds for each race.
Random events ensure that the favorite doesn't always win, and various pieces of information like position, lengths back from the leader, and elapsed time are all stored and used in future race days. This adds an extra layer of depth to the simulation, as every race affects future races just like in real life.
For the more experienced handicapper, the simulation offers the ability to carefully analyze recent race performances, jockey abilities, weight, track conditions, and much more to increase the odds of winning. New handicapping formulas can also be tested in the simulation before taking them to the racetrack.
But even if you're not an experienced handicapper, Run for the Roses is still a great option. The less experienced or more casual player can simply jump in and place wagers based on horse color, name, jockey, or recent racing record without risking any real money.
Overall, Run for the Roses is a great option for anyone who loves observing thoroughbred race horses in action or enjoys betting on them. With the amount of depth and detail put into the simulation, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
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