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Title: Course de chevaux

Description: ‘Course de chevaux’ is the French word that signifies horse race. That is an equestrian sport that has a really long history since archaeological documentations point out that horse racing took place in antique Babylon, Syria, and Egypt. Chariot and mounted horse racing were happenings in the ancient Greek Olympics by 648 BC and in the Roman Empire, chariot and mounted horse racing were chief industries. On other hand thoroughbred racing was famous with the aristocrats and royalty of British society, earning it the title ‘Sport of Kings.’

The manner of racing, the distances and the type of racing happenings is different in different country. However the main types of racing are flat racing, steeple chasing and harness racing. The truth is that a big part of horse racing's economic meaning lies in the betting that is related with it. This activity in 2008 for example, generated a world-wide market worth around US$115 billion.

Another fact is that different breeds can be used in different racing disciplines. Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, Arabian, Paint, and Appaloosa could be used for flat racing, Steeplechasing breeds include the Thoroughbred and AQPS while harness racing is lead by Standardbred horses in Australia, New Zealand and North America, while the Russian Trotter and Finnhorse, are seen in Europe.

Game Walkthrough:You took a part in one horse race and you are just step away from winning the tote jackpot. There is only the last race that you should pass and win and you will be the absolute winner! First you should do is to study the field well, like all professionals do and after that see how can you handle the distance. Since you know the terrain, think well what kind of horse is best for that route. You could pick out from 6 horses, have in mind that with longer odds for example it will be harder to win, but you may get more bonuses. The three bars in the scene show you the distance that has left, show your energy and whips remaining. Guide your horse to nothing less but victory!

Game Instructions: Now see how your horse moves. The arrow keys will use you to direct him round the track, so be careful not to place him in the box too soon. Left and Right arrow keys are for moving left and right, while Up and Down arrow keys are for increasing or decreasing the pace. The space bar will use you to jump, have in mind that jumping in the right moment is the key for successes. You have a right of three uses of the whip and is activated by clicking the Ctrl key.

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