First Past the Post (ZX Spectrum)

First Past the Post ZX Spectrum This screen displays as the game loads. It pays to advertise


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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.


First Past the Post ZX Spectrum The Betting Prices menu.
The player is asked to enter a horse's number (there's no indication on-screen to confirm which horse has been selected, then a stake
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.
First Past the Post ZX Spectrum Trainers' Records
This is the current record for a trainer. As this is the start of the season there is nothing to report.
First Past the Post ZX Spectrum ... the trainer's records now show some activity

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piltdown_man (103192) added First Past the Post (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 26, 2011
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