This is definetly the most fascinating game I have ever played, and my hat is off to Mike Wallace, for making this game available, and also for the time he has spent in making it the most intriguing and life-like as possible. I say possible, but undoubtedly, this game will only get better in the future. (hard to believe)
I will use my own horses when I analize performance, I would ask permission from an O/T (owner/trainer) to use their horse for any topic that I would like to re-inforce. My whole objective is to expose useful information the "SIM" offers, then to add insight as to how this information may be applied.
By no means am I trying to tell anybody how to run their stable. That's another wonderful aspect of this game, individuality. As this game, for the most part, is based on trial and error findings, so to can the real world of horse racing. There is more than one way to win a race, there are many ways to train a horse, as well as countless ways in handicapping a race. The latter two; training and handicapping, are two areas I'm not going to address in this coloumn.
We are all allowed to visit each others stables any time we wish. We all should share the knowledge we have of this game. The less secretative we are about learning in this game, the better racing over all we will have. Thus, a higher quality and more competative racing. In this way, we will be making a great game greater.
Ofcourse, there are happenings in the SIM that aren't true to the 'real world' of horseracing, but, I find the similarities of the two sometimes are close, other times very close, almost too close. I only hope to bring out things that you may not have known, all for a better understanding of this wonderfully complex game.
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