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Captain Pugwash (Monson) nails Cheeks in the 5f sprint

Nemesis Stud sent out Captain Pugwash who was well met and ready to rumble in this 5f turf spri

Nemesis Stud sent out Captain Pugwash who was well met and ready to rumble in this 5f turf sprint.  

Nemesis Stud appears to have two talented juvenile turf sprinters in his barn and he sent them both out for this qualifier event.  Lanes End sent out Cheeks who was looking for her third victory in a row coming off a sub 59 second victory on Jun 3 in a qualifier over the same distance and surface.  She came up a bit flat today as Pugwash put the screws to her coming around the final turn and pulled clear down the stretch.  This group of horses looks to continue to be a competitive lot and weight will certainly play a factor as they shape up towards the finals.


The Kings Stand Stakes at Ascot

Distinctive Passion, winner of last seasons Kings Stand, went into the gate as the favorite and just

Distinctive Passion, winner of last seasons Kings Stand, went into the gate as the favorite and just barely managed to find enough much to the delight of his backers.


Lanes End sent out Distinctive Passion a 5 year old horse who had amassed 10 wins in 17 starts and over $1,000 in lifetime earnings to defend his title in the Kings Stand Stakes.  This year, due to a format change he was facing a full field of 15 and numerous horses with their own acclaim.  After a slow start Esteban Lezcano guided him through traffic to get up and beat Chappie to the wire by a neck. Road Warrior Hawk owned and trained by Clubsboy made a good accounting for himself after a disappointing effort in last season’s Breeders Cup Turf Sprint.  This four-year-old gelded son of Malibu Moon has proven to be a game competitor and should have done enough to earn himself a shot at the championship series this season.  This race shows just how competitive the turf sprint division is for older horses and we look forward to seeing these quality horses on the track for the remainder of their careers.

Belmont Stakes Picks

Exaggerator is attempting to become the 12th horse to win the Preakness and Belmont after falling sh

Exaggerator is attempting to become the 12th horse to win the Preakness and Belmont after falling short in the Kentucky Derby, and the first since Afleet Alex in 2005. The 9-5 program favorite in a field of 13 3-year-olds, Exaggerator will break from post position 11. But this ‘Test of the Champion,’ at 1 ½ miles, the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, will not be easy as the field looms with potential upsets. Looking for some help handicapping the Belmont Stakes along with the other 9 Stakes races on the card? Look no further than Guaranteed Tip Sheet.

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Online Horse Racing Game: What is it?

Online Horse Racing Game If you have ever wondered what an online horse racing game is, why people w

Online Horse Racing Game

If you have ever wondered what an online horse racing game is, why people would play, or how to play one then let us explain.  Horse racing is a thrilling sport that can be enjoyed by just about anyone but what about being an owner or a trainer of these majestic thoroughbreds?  The financial and / or fiscal investment required to be an owner or training in the sport of kings is a significant barrier for most people.  Our virtual horse racing game has removed that barrier and allow gives players of all budgets the chance to experience the thrill of owning, training, and racing virtual race horses.  Sport of Kings is a hybrid simulation and mmorpg that gives players a chance to really evolve and improve not only their individual horses but their game play as well.  Skill and effort are rewarded through seeing your horse in the winners circle and the prizes that come along with it!

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Built for Enjoyment

 We work hard to ensure that our players have a fun and enjoyable experience playing our online virtual racing game.  Our goal is to capture the excitement of real horse racing along with the ease of access of an online game.  

  • Player input is vital to the success of the horse and skill is the majority factor in determining long term success.
  • Automated tasks help minimize the amount of time required to run a stable.
  • Each season lasts 4 months meaning most horses can race every week.
  • Race results are displayed in a format that any handicapper will recognize.

Championship Racing

Our championship series offers in excess of $10,000 per season in real money.

  • The championship series consists of a series of qualifiers followed up by an invite only final.
  • We offer six unique divisions for each age group including separate races for dirt and turf horses.
  • The championship series is handicapped which means that it offers massive purses and the most level playing field you will find.

Realistic Horses

Like no other we have incredibly detailed blood lines and realistic horse growth.

  • Our virtual horses are uniquely modeled to act and grow like real life horses which allow for unexpected surprises to be had by even the savviest of trainers.
  • Horses mature at different rates dynamically throughout their life.
  • Our horses also exhibit specific race day tendencies that can be seen from the front runners to the deep closers.
  • Trainers can influence that growth through their actions.

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Options for Everyone

Our platform gives players the chance to be anything from a full blown racing stable to a breeding only operation.  We have players that simply love to handicap horses and have found a niche in picking up claimers who are improving and then selling them on the open market.  You can even simply play a financial game with the economy and never enter a horse into a race!  The possibilities are nearly endless and they will continue to grow as we do.

 We believe that Sport of Kings has created the perfect mix of realism accompanied with features meant to keep the game enjoyable.  Our championships are winnable by even the smallest virtual stable and the prizes are growing each and every season.  Online horse racing is able to be a 24 hour source of thrills and allows for global competition among horse racing enthusiasts.  Come be a part of this growing game and help us shape the future of the horse racing industry.

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Stormforged Axe goes clear down the stretch

Stormforged Axe stalks the pace and digs deep for his third win in a row. In a rousing qualifi

Stormforged Axe stalks the pace and digs deep for his third win in a row.

In a rousing qualifier True Blue Stable's sent out Stormforged Axe went off as a co-favorite looking for his third victory in a row.  These five furlong races are always exciting and this group contained entries from some of the top trainers in the game.  The field of seven horses were cranked up and ready to roll.

Stormforged Axe proved best and this was his first championship level win since Jul 13, 2015.  

Breeding Virtual Horses (Part 1)

Breeding is one of the most asked about features here at Sport of Kings.  Our system is a compr

Breeding is one of the most asked about features here at Sport of Kings.  Our system is a comprehensive and in depth one that allows the bloodlines of the virtual race horse champions to be carried on for generations.  It was developed to reward research and pairing compatible blood lines.  

How does breeding work?

Breeding begins by identifying and selecting an eligible sire and mare that will be paired to create the foal.  In order to be eligible the sire and mare must be at least three years old and retired.  Sires (ungelded males) have a maximum of 20 covers (breedings) per season while each mare is limited to 2. Additionally, owners may allow their horse to be publicly bred and set a fee for their service which will be paid directly to their account.

If an owner is having trouble choosing a pair, or would like a little guidance, we offer a breeding evaluator who will grade the pairing and return a report card for a nominal fee.

Once a pairing is selected the breeder simply needs to click on the 'Breed selected pair' button and the foal will immediately arrive!



Advanced Breeding

Breeding is meant to be a reflection and simulation of real life breeding.  This means that, much like real life, there are very few if any certainties but the best practice is to breed to best to the best and it will increase your chances of getting a quality foal.  However, it is important to re-iterate that, just like real life, there are no guaranteed outcomes regardless of how great the pairing of horses.



Does on the track success mean it will be good for breeding?

Generally speaking on the track performance is a good indicator of the overall quality of the horse and it's genetics.  A horse can excel on the race track without having good genetics behind it but that is the exception rather than the rule.  This is how bad blood lines can produce a star horse on rare occasions.

What are certified Genetics?

Genetic certification is a feature that allows owners to get an unbiased certification as to the quality of the genetic bloodlines that run within their horse.  This is an expensive option that is generally used to verify the quality of the stallions that are up for public breeding.  The certification has two components: Genetic Ability, which is a rating of just how good the bloodline is at an overall level; and Genetic Strength, which is an indicator of how likely the horse is to pass on it's genetics to the foal.


How do I get a good horse? and what makes a good pairing?

In order to increase the likely hood of a quality foal you should begin by pairing two horses that have demonstrated ability on the track.  As previously stated the chances of producing a top offspring increase as the quality of the parents increases and the opposite is equally as true.  

Second, it is advisable to pair horses of similar preferences together in order to match the genetic traits.  A turf bloodline should be bred with a turf bloodline and dirt with dirt.  Crossing the two can work and you could end up with a horse that will run on both surfaces but the chances of that being successful are not very high. 

Third, understanding distance preferences are important when creating a potential match.  Each horse has a unique distance preference on a scale of 1-10 that is carried in their genetics. When the pairing occurs one of them is selected and used (with some variation possible up and down from that number). As an example if you select a sire who was a stayer and a mare who was a sprinter you could have the following result. Let's say for example the mares distance preference was used (which is a long sprint pedigree) and applied to the offspring, resulting in a sprint. It is possible to get a blended result as well (so you could get a middle distance horse from crossing a sprint / stayer) but you would never get a stayer from two sprints or a sprint from two stayers. Adding stamina in the form of a stayer to a sprint mare doesn't ensure that stamina will be passed on, but it is possible.

Can I get a good horse from a bad pairing?

Yes.  The chances of getting a good horse increase as the quality of the pairing does but it is still possible to receive a good horse from a bad pairing as it is also possible to get a bad horse from a great pairing (again, less likely).  The reward for creating quality pairings is in that the average ability level of the foal will be higher than those of poor pairings.  This is very much designed to reflect the realities of breeding in the real world and will keep the game and breeding viable for a long time.

What are breeding rights?

Breeding rights allow owners to privately sell breeding privileges to other owners.  This is a unique feature that gives our owners full control over the breeding of their stable.  These rights extend through the current season and will expire if they are unused by that time.