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'Starters Orders 2' Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2005 @ 8:02 p.m. PST

Starters Orders 2 is the sequel to the highly acclaimed genre leading horse racing management game 'John McCriricks Starters Orders'. Starters Orders 2 includes improved graphics and many new features including breeding barn and facilities, world-wide feature races, realistic dynamic betting, stewards enquiries and many more.

"Where JMSO (Starters Orders) scores over other racing games past and present is in the level of accuracy in the underlying game world." (Racing Post – May 2004)

  • Owner/Trainer/Jockey and Punter Match game modes (up to six players).
  • Over 10 000 horses and hundreds of trainers and jockeys.
  • Unique rhythmic Jockey control system to simulate real race riding .
  • Breed your own horses, export horses to disk and email to your friends.
  • Full lineage details for player bred horses detailing the horses ancestors and their lifetime feature race performances.
  • Realistic UK racing calendar with all UK racecourses.
  • World-wide feature races included from USA, Australia, France, Japan and more.
  • Exciting race sequence with overhead course 'radar' view and fields of up to 30 runners.
  • Intelligent jockeys and realistic race riding. Watch the subtle animation changes as jockeys restrain, ride, coax and urge their mounts along to obtain the best finishing position.
  • Detailed and realistic training methods.
  • Vast, unlimited play game world with new horses joining every season.
  • Massively detailed form book stores full form cards and replays for the last eight years of game play. View up to 50 years of feature race form cards!
  • Dynamic and statistically accurate betting market with changing odds and ante post betting on all feature races.
  • Daily newspaper reports on key events within the game world.
  • End of season awards for horses, jockeys and trainers.
  • Created for the racing enthusiast with unrivalled simulation depth and accuracy.

Starters Orders 2 is available online from – a free, fully functional demo is included. Starters Orders 2 costs £19.99 or $34.99 USD.

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