Virtual Horses Racing in 2014 at

Virtual Horses Racing in 2014 at

By Edward Chamberlain-Bell.

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Each New Year is forces us to consider some New Year’s resolutions to keep our lives on track, at least for a week or two before we revert back to our old habits. At the very least they serve as a reminder that there is always room for improvement in our lives even if we don’t think it is a priority.

The virtual horse racing community at is no different because every trainer knows that there is always one trainer competing just a little bit harder to beat their horses to the post. One doesn’t have to focus on trying to stay ahead of the entire community, just that one trainer behind you- and maybe try overtaking the immediate trainer ahead of you.

The first step towards increasing your competitiveness is by improving your fitness. There is always room for improvement once you know where your strengths and weaknesses lie. Training your horses will identify their preferences which enable you to place them into the best races suited to their abilities. We all have highs and lows in our energy levels so regular fitness training will also ensure your horses are always racing fit. It’s not a bad idea to mix it up a bit to prevent boredom setting in. When training your horses, even if they are a certified sprinter, classic or stayer runner, try racing them over as many diverse distances and goings as possible to see where their numbers might pop in unexpected places!

Virtual horses cannot run on fumes alone so a healthy diet is essential to ensure that they are fully fed and fuelled to go the distance at maximum speed. Fortunately, free food is included in’s $2 stabling fee. Your virtual horses will be fed a steady diet of organic grass, hay and oats with the occasional salt lick or molasses treat. If you feel your horses’ fitness needs a boost then a virtual vitamin supplement from’s Tack Shop can perk them up just before an important race. A good rule of thumb is to practice everything in moderation, because while vitamins are nice, they’re not essential if you’re training your horses regularly, but sometimes our busy lifestyles can get the better of us so a virtual vitamin is a handy alternative if needed.

An important aspect of everything that we do in life is that if it’s not fun then it’s work- and all work and no play makes for a dull day. Sure, good things come to those who work for it but it is important that you’re passionate about what you’re doing. The best part of virtual horse racing is watching your horses compete in their races. There’s no way anyone can predict how their horses will perform in a race so the outcome is often as much of a surprise as real-life racing. Nobody enjoys losing a race but it’s those races that make winning feel so much more exhilarating. An added advantage of winning races is that it is directly attributable to your prowess as a trainer.

Naturally, also true to real-life racing, winning virtual horse races pays handsomely because sponsors each three four-month season with $320,000 each. You do get plenty of free races to enter at but the real money is in the stakes races and the Championship Series. Nobody there ever said that money isn’t important because if you’re going to invest your time managing your stable and training your virtual horses then there better be something in it for you. And, nothing says it better than cash winnings over virtual bragging rights.

Another New Year’s resolution that people make each year is to either be more sociable or to take up a hobby. Virtual horse racing at satisfies both. The virtual horse racing community at is a dynamic one that thrives on community interaction. It is important to know that you’re competing against like-minded people who are equally excited about horse racing as opposed to competing against a machine. The community forums are also platform to chat with other players, either to share stories, seek expert advice or just pass the time in conversation between races. At least you know that you will always have a friend at

There is never an ideal time to join the virtual horse racing community but today is as good as any other!

Saddle up for your first virtual horse in 2014 at today! is a simulated online horse racing game where players develop their skills and strategies in owning, training and racing virtual horses against others from around the world. The horses are computer generated but the stakes are real.

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