Also on: Xbox
Release Dates NA Sep 27, 05
BackgroundExperience the most realistic horse racing simulation ever created and the only game officially licensed by the NTRA, with Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. With thousands of horses, ability to race your own Thoroughbred, play the ponies, and even build your own stable, Breeders' Cup is the horse racing game with something for everyone.
GameplayExperience the most realistic horse racing simulation ever created and the only game officially licensed by the NTRA, featuring the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships (Breeders' Cup). With thousands of horses, the ability to race your own Thoroughbred, play the ponies and even build your own stable, Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is the horse racing game with something for everyone.
Experience the thrill of the tracks by competing in four separate gameplay modes:
Quick Race: This play type allows you to quickly jump into racing one of thousands of randomly generated horses. You are in complete control of the jockey and Thoroughbred. You may select your racetrack from one of the 10 real-world North American racetracks or five fantasy tracks. You may also choose the type of ground surface, the number of horses you will be racing against and even the weather.
Day at the Races: Grab a buddy and head to the track of your choice for a day at the races as seen through the eyes of a spectator. You can see history of all the horses, the type of track they prefer to run on and their racing style. Before making a wager, you can head down to the paddock and take a closer look at the horses. With true-to-life wagering menus, you can bet just like you would at any real world horse track and try to outdo your friends!
Challenge a Champion: Unlock past champions and race against them, head to head, in this game mode. Have you ever wanted to run against Seabiscuit or Man o' War? If so, this is the game for you.
Career Mode: Become a stable owner and steer the course of your prized Thoroughbreds towards the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, the season-ending Championship event in horseracing. You are in control of everything from the name of your stable, the colors and patterns of your silks, the training and breeding of your horses and the stable's participation in different racing events. As a stable owner, you will be present at each event where you have the option to place bets on a wagering menu and purchase new Thoroughbreds to increase the size of your stable. Enter and win events to accumulate more trophies, getting you that much closer to the Breeders' Cup!
- Breed and train your own custom horses in Stable mode – even create your own silks!
- Race at top racetracks from all over North America, including Del Mar, Belmont Park, Keeneland and many more.
- Dynamic weather system including rain, wind, and heat, that can drastically change the track conditions -- and the outcome of a race.
- TV-style coverage of all the racing action including race calling by Breeders' Cup announcer, Tom Durkin.
- Sophisticated wagering system provides accurate odds on the race by incorporating all the factors that professional handicappers use.