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Horse Racing Deluxe

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Jockeys, geegees, winners, losers, photo finishes, multi-gazillionaires, bookies - the glamorous world of horse racing is one of sport's most exhilarating diversions.

Horse Racing Game: digital finish line

digital finish line

But just imagine how preposterously exciting it must be to actually own a racehorse; overseeing its training, having a quick flutter and, of course, yelling yourself hoarse as your finely-tuned, four-legged investment races around the track.


Unfortunately, horses don't come cheap and neither do racetracks. But now you can be the proud owner of both, without winning a four-horse accumulator, via the wonderful Horse Racing Game. In fact, you won't even have to leave home! This fantastic home racecourse includes everything you need to conduct thrill-packed meets, and is so realistic you can almost smell the turf, dung and champers.

Pocket Horse Racing: choosing your jockey and lane

jockey/lane chooser

First you need to pick your jockey. Each is a different weight, introducing a level of handicapping into the game. But all is not lost if you get the guy who has eaten too many pies since your horse will be less likely to buck if you 'tune' him to go fast. In order to minimise fistfights the handy spinner allows you to allocate jockeys and lanes in a random fashion.

Horse Racing Game: feeding your nag

feed your nag...

Before racing you will have to 'feed' (or, more accurately, charge) your trusty steed, which is where the catchily-named "Charging Horse Barn Station" comes in. Simply place your mount in his stall, plug him in for a few minutes and he will be all set to gallop his little legs off. One charge should be good for several laps and you can charge two horses at a time.

Horse Racing Game: tuning your mount

fine tuning

Okay, you have picked your lane and your jockey, fed your gee-gees and are nearly ready to race. But wait! Before race time you will be wanting to 'tune' your horse (think of it as 'training' if you prefer, we know we do). Simply lower your nags tail so that his legs start frantically pawing the air and adjust the gallop speed by inserting the adjusting key into the small hole in your horse's thigh, turning it slowly until you have reached the optimum speed. You might think that speed would be 'as fast as possible', but you would be sadly mistaken!

Horse Racing Game: galloping!

lookit him go!

You see, the faster you set your mount to run, the more likely he is to topple over backwards, front legs flailing hopelessly in thin air, going nowhere fast, much to the amusement of your friends and rivals! This is where a real element of skill and judgement comes into the game. The weight of your jockey is also a factor, since if you have the portly gent you can counterbalance your disadvantage by setting your steed to run faster, since he is less likely to topple back. Genius, we think you will agree!

Horse Racing Deluxe - 4 Lane

At last it is race time! Put your horse in its lane behind his barrier and set his little legs whirring by lowering his tail. Press the start button and they're off! The entire meet is accompanied by realistic sound effects but if you're anything like us they will be completely drowned out by a cacophony of expletive-littered yelps, bellows and girly shrieks of excitement. And the best thing is, if you shout too exuberantly and lose your voice you can say "I'm sorry, I am a little hoarse". Sorry.

Screaming at your geegee as it gallops around its lane, neck and neck with the leaders, is the perfect post-pub or party pursuit, and we guarantee you'll be clenching and crossing every available extremity in sheer, adrenaline-soaked excitement. Better still, the horses race differently every time, so picking a winner is never a dead cert, even if you think you know the form.

We'd be willing to wager a pony that this ingenious game moves off our shelves faster than Red Rum on steroids, so saddle up now before other punters beat you to the finishing post.

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    Description

    Jockeys, geegees, winners, losers, photo finishes, multi-gazillionaires, bookies - the glamorous world of horse racing is one of sport's most exhilarating diversions.

    Horse Racing Game: digital finish line

    digital finish line

    But just imagine how preposterously exciting it must be to actually own a racehorse; overseeing its training, having a quick flutter and, of course, yelling yourself hoarse as your finely-tuned, four-legged investment races around the track.


    Unfortunately, horses don't come cheap and neither do racetracks. But now you can be the proud owner of both, without winning a four-horse accumulator, via the wonderful Horse Racing Game. In fact, you won't even have to leave home! This fantastic home racecourse includes everything you need to conduct thrill-packed meets, and is so realistic you can almost smell the turf, dung and champers.

    Pocket Horse Racing: choosing your jockey and lane

    jockey/lane chooser

    First you need to pick your jockey. Each is a different weight, introducing a level of handicapping into the game. But all is not lost if you get the guy who has eaten too many pies since your horse will be less likely to buck if you 'tune' him to go fast. In order to minimise fistfights the handy spinner allows you to allocate jockeys and lanes in a random fashion.

    Horse Racing Game: feeding your nag

    feed your nag...

    Before racing you will have to 'feed' (or, more accurately, charge) your trusty steed, which is where the catchily-named "Charging Horse Barn Station" comes in. Simply place your mount in his stall, plug him in for a few minutes and he will be all set to gallop his little legs off. One charge should be good for several laps and you can charge two horses at a time.

    Horse Racing Game: tuning your mount

    fine tuning

    Okay, you have picked your lane and your jockey, fed your gee-gees and are nearly ready to race. But wait! Before race time you will be wanting to 'tune' your horse (think of it as 'training' if you prefer, we know we do). Simply lower your nags tail so that his legs start frantically pawing the air and adjust the gallop speed by inserting the adjusting key into the small hole in your horse's thigh, turning it slowly until you have reached the optimum speed. You might think that speed would be 'as fast as possible', but you would be sadly mistaken!

    Horse Racing Game: galloping!

    lookit him go!

    You see, the faster you set your mount to run, the more likely he is to topple over backwards, front legs flailing hopelessly in thin air, going nowhere fast, much to the amusement of your friends and rivals! This is where a real element of skill and judgement comes into the game. The weight of your jockey is also a factor, since if you have the portly gent you can counterbalance your disadvantage by setting your steed to run faster, since he is less likely to topple back. Genius, we think you will agree!

    Horse Racing Deluxe - 4 Lane

    At last it is race time! Put your horse in its lane behind his barrier and set his little legs whirring by lowering his tail. Press the start button and they're off! The entire meet is accompanied by realistic sound effects but if you're anything like us they will be completely drowned out by a cacophony of expletive-littered yelps, bellows and girly shrieks of excitement. And the best thing is, if you shout too exuberantly and lose your voice you can say "I'm sorry, I am a little hoarse". Sorry.

    Screaming at your geegee as it gallops around its lane, neck and neck with the leaders, is the perfect post-pub or party pursuit, and we guarantee you'll be clenching and crossing every available extremity in sheer, adrenaline-soaked excitement. Better still, the horses race differently every time, so picking a winner is never a dead cert, even if you think you know the form.

    We'd be willing to wager a pony that this ingenious game moves off our shelves faster than Red Rum on steroids, so saddle up now before other punters beat you to the finishing post.

     

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    Horse Racing Deluxe with 6 Lanes - This product can only be delivered to addresses within the EU.


    6 Lane Horse Racing Game includes:
    • Digital Finishing Line (Firebox UK exclusive!)
    • 6 x Horses and 6 x Jockeys
    • 6 x Lanes
    • Distance Bars
    • Auto Starting Gates
    • Power Charging Station (2 horses at a time)
    • Jockey and Lane Selector
    • Adjusting Key
    • Electronic Ranking Counter
    • Auto Starting Gates
    • Realistic Sound Effects
    • Batteries
    • Horse Barn requires 3 x AA Batteries (not included)
    Please Note: Model in video may differ slightly from current version.

    Choking Hazard - small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.

    Troubleshooting
    Having trouble charging your horses or is the finishing post not working properly?
    • The batteries supplied in the box are for demo purposes only and only hold a limited charge. They need replacing with fresh batteries once you set your Horse Racing Set up.
    • Please make sure that the mirror stickers have been applied correctly to the track directly below the finishing gate as detailed in the instructions. These mirrors are an integral part of the system that senses horses crossing the finishing line and so they need to be in place for the game to function correctly.
    • Please also check that the "stables" are lined up correctly with the track
    Gates not opening correctly?
    • Please check you have the right pieces of track in place. There are specific pieces of track that need to be connected in order for the gates to open.

     

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