Hello, fellow horse racing fans! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be doing what I love – racing horses. Ever since I was three or four years old, it’s all I ever wanted to do. It’s so great that there’s now a game out there that gives horse racing fans a chance to experience the sport up close. Being a jockey is a difficult, but rewarding profession. When I’m preparing for a race, I go out early in the mornings, usually about 5:30 and get on horses that I might be riding in the next day or so. That gives me a chance to get to know the horses and discover any quirks they might have. Another key to my preparation is staying in top physical shape. I go to the gym or take a run in the mountains every day – it helps me feel better and to stay on top of my game.
Even though most of you guys who play the game don’t have to worry about the physical aspects of preparing for races, preparation itself is still really important. One of the most unique things about this game is the life-like quality that it has – it actually is like running a real race. As a result, you’ll probably have the most success when you prepare for the race beforehand. When you’re going to be jockeying a horse in the game, you’ll definitely want to pay attention to the class the horse has been running in. You’ll also want to focus on the distance that bests the horse. Sometimes horses will perform well in different distances, but there’s usually one particular one that the horse seems to like just a bit better. You’ll also want to take a look at the current form they’re in, as well as some of the less obvious stuff. Sometimes, I have to try and find the best race a particular horse has ever ran, then I need to figure out why they ran like that. All of these preparations will help you be more successful in the game. But most importantly, remember that you have to be patient and not get frustrated. When you’re doing great in horse racing, you’re still losing 80 percent of the time, so make sure you savor your victories and enjoy the racing experience!