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First Past the Post

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Commodore 64
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ZX Spectrum
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Description

First Past The Post is a single player horse racing strategy game in which the player trains and races horses.

The player can have up to sixteen horses in their stable and makes money from either winning races, betting on their performance, or buying and selling them. Each race meeting consists of a 1 mile, 2 mile and a 3 mile race in which the player may enter either one or two horses. Prior to each race the player may bet on any horse, they are no limited to betting on their own.
At the end of the race meeting the player is shown the trainer stats and is given the option to buy and sell horses to improve their stable.
The game has many features such as;
  • Multiple courses
  • Races of different lengths where the going varies between soft, good & firm.
  • Horses weights can be varied.
  • There are other computer trainers to compete against.
There is a Save Game feature.

Screenshots

First Past the Post Commodore 64 The post race results screen. Moby only takes the prize money but it's not a bad start to the season
First Past the Post Commodore 64 These are some of the game's competing trainers
First Past the Post ZX Spectrum Form & Weights
These are the horses in the race and the result of their last four races.
First Past the Post ZX Spectrum The Race. The horses all line up and wait for the player to press the SPACE bar. This shot shows a race in progress. Moby's horses are shown in white, he didn't win.

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