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Virtual Horse Racing Review - February

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The Virtual Horse Racing fixtures have been reliably running races as always... whatever the weather!

Steepledowns, Portman Park, and Sprint Valley continue to offer up virtual jollies, fillies, and mares in lifelike graphics and accompanying commentaries - but how have the randomised results been falling? Any big winning odds of note? What about memorable names?

We decided to track a day of Virtual Racing at - here is our diary for Thursday, 25th February.

Biggest Priced Horses

There are hundreds of races that take place at regular junctures throughout the day - but what are the biggest winners to land a touch for virtual enthusiasts?

A virtual galloping Galahad called Norcombe bolted up to land a whopping 50/1 in the 09:43 at Steepledowns, while in the 11:27 at Portman Park, a magnificently-named Orissas Clown made surprising pixel progress up the straight to also win at whopping odds of 50/1.

The most significant returns of the day went to Rule Breaker, though! True to name, the winner of the 13:22 at Sprint Valley didn't stick to the status quo when winning at huge odds of 100/1! Always a great thought if the bookies had to pay out to Lucky winners at 100/1.

Name Of The Day

We all like a cool, funny or imaginative name here at - so we've plucked the best titles from the day's racing - awarding bronze, silver, and gold medals for the top three.

  • Bronze - Wigglesworth (08:21 - Sprint Valley)
  • Silver - Kool Kid Wolf (20:59 - Portman Park)
  • Gold - No Ultimatum (19:47 - Steepledowns)

The Virtual Grand National - A Reminder

The excitement continues to build ahead of the Virtual Grand National, which takes place on 10th April 2021 - and it will stream live on ITV1.

No fewer than 40 runners will participate in the event, which was won last year by Potter's Corner at 18/1, seeing off the favouite Tiger Roll, who finished fourth.

Remember, virtual horse racing is based on a random number generator system - this means you can be safe in the knowledge that the horse’s odds give a good guide to its chances of winning compared to the others. This makes it different from normal horse racing where the bookies odds may not in all cases actually give an accurate guide to the horse's chance of passing the post first. Of course for virtual racing, the clue (and the fun!) are in the word random which means that nobody knows (least of all the bookies) what will happen in any given race.

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