A Day at the Races (ADAR) is a comprehensive simulation of the horse racing track environment. You do not have to be a horse racing fan to enjoy it. ADAR is a single or multi player (up to 15) simulation with many important features making it a very good party game as well as a single player game. ADAR is not copy-protected and may be installed onto a hard drive. A color monitor or television is required.
ADAR manages dynamic data bases (i.e., the information contained in the data bases is appended to and modified as play proceeds) supporting up to 50 jockeys, 500 horses, and, as previously mentioned, 15 players. Each jockey and horse have their own attributes, strengths, and weaknesses. Players may buy and sell horses through auctions, outright sales and purchases, and claiming races.
A racing session may be designed by the user, randomly by the computer, or in tandem. A racing session consists of up to 9 races. Each race may contain up to 9 entries. Many factors are involved in building a horse race. Some factors are: the entries (horses and jockeys), race type (claiming, maiden, allowance, handicap), race length, and type of special wagers. There are 9 different types of wagers in all: win, place, show, daily double, exacta, big exacta, quinella, trifecta, and jackpot.