Virtual Horse Racing News

Virtual Stable Training and Racing


Season 18 Awards

Congratulations to the many championship winners and winning owners.  This was a season for the

Congratulations to the many championship winners and winning owners.  This was a season for the history books for sure with all kinds of records being broken.

In addition we are returning to giving out the seasonal awards for Top Earning Horse and Top Winning Horse.

Season 18 Awards

Top Earner

 The Fifth Element who is owned by bigboysteve and really showed just how potent some of our newest stables are on the track already!


Most Wins

  Windzilla currently also owned by bigboysteve !


Freshman Sire

Tell Me Princess from Stardom Stable tops the leaderboard for freshman sires this season with $578 in earnings for his progeny.


True Blue Stables goes 1-2 in a promising maiden race   Double Sudan fli


Double Sudan flies down the stretch to beat stablemate Chase for True Blue Stables.  Chase controlled the pace of the race and looked a good value coming into the stretch but his stable mate got the better of him just in time.  It took Double Sudan 6 tries to break his maiden but after coming through this horses looks like he can win just about any race if he gets the right setup.

Platinum Trials Classic lives up to the billing

In a $400 race that was sure to attract a top field we saw a home bred grey horse with only one life

In a $400 race that was sure to attract a top field we saw a home bred grey horse with only one lifetime win get the jump on his competition to claim the massive purse.  Ranch Hamburg sent Waldpark into the deep end to face classy horses such as Quality Drama and Soft as Ice.  Waldpark who had been winless in his last five attempts was hot on the betting board, despite trying the surface for the first time, and backed it up with a good win.  The resulting time makes one wonder just how strong this field really was, only time will tell.




Season 11 Recap

I just wanted to provide everyone with a status update of just how successful season 11 was for the

I just wanted to provide everyone with a status update of just how successful season 11 was for the site. 

While we essentially broke even in terms of profitability we were able to pay out over $22,000 in non-bonus earnings last season alone! That's a whopping 78% increase in prize money from the previous season. That puts us on target to potentially break 100k for 2018 which is a huge step forward for the site. 


The championship series is an astounding value for players at this point in time.
There were $900 in tokens used last season to enter the various qualifiers along with $1,300 in nominations for a total of $2,200 used towards the series. That's roughly 22% of the $10,029.55 that was paid out, simply an outstanding value and a great reason for anyone to get involved.

Top Stable
 Anfield Road $6,717  

Horse Data
We had the largest two year old crop of horses since changing to a subscription format with 1581 sales ring horses and 720 home breds (2301). The homebreds earned an average of $12.99 with a whopping $29.88 per starter! Those are massive numbers when you consider most of those horses have at least 2 more seasons of racing to go. You will not find another site with those kind of figures.

Thanks to everyone involved and we look forward to continuing to improve what we can offer you as an entertainment experience.

Season 11 Awards

As the season winds down and the Breeders Cup championships are just around the corner, it's once ag

As the season winds down and the Champions Cup championships are just around the corner, it's once again time for the Annual Sport of Kings awards.

Horse Awards

Horse of the year

This may have been the toughest decision we've had to make as there are three simply outstanding horses this year, all in the three year old group.  Dancing Brave continues to be spectacular and leads the earnings per start with a whopping $63.20 mark.  Wise Dane, who for some reason missed last years Champions Cup after dominating the season, continues to impress.  His only knock this year was the two losses that both came on the lawn.  That leaves us with the winner

Bulldog Breed

This three year old filly out of Pioneer of the Nile has absolutely exploded this season after losing the Juvenile Champions Cup by a head.  She has absolutely dusted the competition and looks to be a sure thing going into the Champions Cup Turf Finals this year.  An $87 purchase from the stable manager yearling sale, she has more than repaid Anfield's faith in her with an excess of $700 earned heading into the finals and her senior campaign.  Seemingly the only question left to ask of her will be how long she continue to race? 


Juvenile of the year

This was a great year for competitive racing and both of the top two horses on the leaderboard are deserving of this award.

Stroll In The Rain

With eight lifetime starts this filly has only finished off the board one time and she is always always within a length or two.  She's been a true star for Anfield and she seems to be improving with only the latest speed rating giving pause for concern.  She is the only horse from either the sire or mare to enter the starting gate but you have to think that will change with her success.

Legendary Star

After missing the board entirely in his prior start this son of Distinctive Passion showed his quality to win by 2 lengths in a late Qualifier to secure a spot in the Finals.  This colt appears to be comfortable on both dirt and turf which is a trait that Distinctive Passion seems to pass on.  This is the only runner for Ivory Coast, once again proving that owners can find quality in more than one place.

Sire of the year

Kitten Courage

*Kitten's Joy                             
This seven year old sire, who could still be racing, continues to throw winners at a shocking 85% rate.  After a respectable racing career he was retired to stud following two really dull outings in the senior division.  With a total over $4,500 in foal earnings and in excess of $110 per horse this sire is still a bargain at the lofty fee of $25 per stud.  Among the FIFTEEN graded stakes winners, Dancing Brave continues to be a standout along with One Fast Cast.  It's not surprise the breeding rights to this horse sell out quickly every season.

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!

Play Now

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.

Learn More

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.

Play Now

Hamburgs Sweet Halo prevails down the stretch

In the first classic qualifier of the season Ranch Hamburg's Hamburgs Sweet Halo prevails

In the first classic qualifier of the season Ranch Hamburg's Hamburgs Sweet Halo prevails by a half length over furious competition.

The favorite held off her competition to pick up her second win in a row as she appears poised to make a serious run at the juvenile breeders cup title.  These virtual horses can often be temperamental but this trainers touch has proven to be golden so far this season.  All 5 of the entrants in this short field look to have a shot to progress.  Anfield Road’s Madmen Rampage, a homebred filly, came in as the second choice and just never fired today; however, you can expect her to turn that form as she ages if she’s anything like her father who never won a major title but finished 2nd in the Churchill Derby.  She is a half-sister to The Liverpool Way who is another homebred who won last season’s juvenile breeders cup under the guidance of Nemesis Stud.  All in all, this was a talented group of 5 that hit the track and congratulations are owed to Hamburg for a training job well done.

Hong Kong Maiden Trial

Elysium holds off a stout challenge from Fly Around to claim victory in a full field.   Maiden

Elysium holds off a stout challenge from Fly Around to claim victory in a full field.  

Maiden races for our virtual hoses are always an exciting experience.  As many real life horse racing trainers will tell you,  'you don't know what you have until it's proven on the track'.  This is certainly true in our virtual horses who exhibit life like tendencies and growth.  This free to enter race featured a full field of 15 and was led by the early favorite in Fly Around from Black Cat Racing.  

The race began with a bang as Treganna Park's Tp Dog set blazing early fractions and carried a 4 length lead around the second call.  This gelding has shown impressive early speed but has been unable to sustain it in the later half of his races.  The rest of the field caught up to the leading horse and passed him with Elysium taking the initiative and managing to hold off Fly Around down the stretch.  This season we expect to see many more tight finishes as our trainers and virtual horses compete for real prize money.