As Puddles mentioned in his blog last week, we're introducing two bonus programs. The first is quarterly. These awards are determined by straight racing statistics. In other words, no human intervention. If your horse is the best in a specific category, you'll win.
Another reminder - our first VIP-only betting tournament has been posted and is scheduled to start December 10. This tournament is for VIP community members only. We're giving away over 325,000 community game points and a $25 gift card to Best Buy. VIPs can enter this tournament now. The tournament has a start date of December 10 and will run up until Monday, December 14, at 7:35 pm.
Game and community members, here is the official press release from the Breeders' Cup announcing our jockey simulation live contest. If any of our members are there at the Breeders' Cup, please stop by and say hello. Puddles would love to shake your hand. And, you'll get to meet me, as well! - Derbygirl
One of the best Belmonts in recent years was when Rags to Riches upset Curlin in the 2007 Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. Though we personally feel that the running of that race was the demise of a great filly it is still an incredible race to re-live over and over again.
The team has been very busy with, of course, the long-anticipated trainer game, which I personally feel is a big step forward for our horse racing enthusiasts, sports enthusiasts and gamers. I'll get more into how the trainer tournaments will work over the next week. Puddles will be updating you on what to expect in his weekly blog that should be posted shortly.
If you're new to our community and our game, you're about to experience the best of all horse racing games! Welcome to our robust, growing community!
Being a big fan of horse racing and horse racing fans, I was so excited to join this team last year. Now that the new tournament system is up and running, it's great to watch the players jockeying and betting their way to victory and building up those community points. I'm sure in no time we'll have more than a hundred active tournaments going on - and then soon five hundred - which is great!
All November and December community horses have been distributed to VIPs of our racing games . Every VIP should have received a private message (if our new mass private message system worked). You simply have to download them from the Files tab of your Profile Page in the community. Michelle (BarebackRider) again apologizes for the delay.
We are getting a lot of emails from members, new and old, asking why they can't play in the tournaments. Their game is telling them that they don't have the right version. Nobody has the right version except for a handful of testers. We'll be turning the tournaments on very shortly. We're just cleaning up a few little issues.