First, we want to apologize for not communicating or providing any significant updates over the last couple of months, particularly since we announced potential changes in the stable management program.
In order to enhance player activity, we are going to try to motivate players to become more active with the horses sitting in their stable. In order to do this, we may be required to implement a fee (game points) for all horses sitting in a player’s stable that have not entered a tournament over a certain period of time.
We have been making and are about to complete some small changes to stay compliant with the fantasy and skill gaming laws which allow us to accept major credit cards. The Puzzle Program and the Championship Race Program will no longer have cash payouts. The payouts have been modified, and where applicable for VIP players, have changed from gift cards to game points.
I’m proud to announce that Horse Racing Park and Horse Race Game, two long-time highly-respected horse racing games, have formed a synergistic working relationship to increase the overall quality of each respective game and eventually provide additional engaging features.
With the new desktop client release, some players are asking about why their retired horses are no longer showing. It’s a two-step process which I’m sure most of the players have already figured out. After you have installed the new desktop client extension, the first update puts all your horses in the Trainer 9000 file including your old retired horses, if they had a BSR above, I believe, 135.
All the modified change to the desktop client are finally now available. These include resolving issues for players who were not able to open the game or the game would not start. In addition, the following other changes have been made:
• Community Horses – In the update we have reverted back to the old community horses and their attributes.
For players with larger stables please let us know what you think. When using the non unity features the page loads very fast. I also love the sorting by BSR feature we have added, this will allow you to manage your horses more effectively. We also added the feature that lets you know when you already have a horse in a tournament that you might be considering with other horses in your stable.
The enhancements and modifications have been made to the Stable page and the Stable Summary page. The updates should be available late Friday morning. These enhancements will benefit larger stables. Players will have the option to turn the Unity feature off and on for the Stable page. Players will also have the ability to sort horses by birth speed rating (BSR).
Three big updates next week, all geared toward a better performing Stable and Stable Summary page. The Stable Summary page will now be paginated for larger stables. This will help with the loading speed while making it easier for players to navigate. In addition, we’ve added a display for the birth speed rating for your horses.
I just deleted the previous thread on the desktop client extension because I don’t want partially-addressed issues confusing other players on our home page. Support will be glad to help everyone with an issue. We have had thousands of installs that were successful with about 5% experiencing some sort of installation issue, which I will address now.
* California Chrome should win the 2014 Kentucky Derby.
* Wicked Strong, after his impressive win in the Wood Memorial, expect him to cross the wire first.
* Tapiture was a solid second in the Rebel Stakes and continues to impress.
* Vicar's In Trouble won the Louisiana Derby handily and is training quite well at Churchill.
* Wildcat Red was a strong second finish in the Florida Derby after being bumped and squeezed. Expect more from this horse.
* Constitution won the 2014 Florida Derby, which has been a proven path of success when Running for the Roses.
* The 2014 Kentucky Derby winner is not one of the above-mentioned horses. Expect this year's Derby winner to be someone else.
It’s official! The new desktop client extension that we’ve all been waiting for – the heart and soul of our horse racing game, the differentiator between us and any other horse racing game – is scheduled to be released in approximately 48 hours.
Will Take Charge will be the heavy favorite for the Grade 2, $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap on April 12. He is coming off of runner-up finishes in the Grade 1 Donn at Gulfstream and the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap, both of which were run in track record time. Revolutionary was one of the early favorites for last yea'rs Kentucky Derby but hasn’t lived up to expectations.