Virtual Breeders Championships

Updated: October 21, 2013, 4:15 PM ET
By Edward Chamberlain-Bell | Digiturf.com

If you're excited about the Breeders Cup at Santa Anita Park on the 1 & 2 November, 2013, you can only imagine the excitement of the virtual horse racing community at Digiturf.com as they prepare for their Virtual Breeders Championships.

The virtual horse racing community takes their racing very seriously; mostly because of the high stakes but also because their game is modelled so realistically on real-life horse racing, that when there is a prestigious race like the Breeders Cup at Santa Anita Park, then players expect Digiturf.com's Race Programmer to simulate their own races. And, it goes without saying that they expect their races to be sponsored just like the real-life Breeders Cup too.

The Virtual Breeders Championships are sponsored with $3,000 - not to be confused with the $20,000,000 allocated to the real-life race, which is divided between 20 qualifier races and two finals. Just like real racing, your virtual horses will need to qualify for the Virtual Breeders Championship Finals so that only the most competitive horses are competing against each other in the finals. Winning a virtual championship isn't easy but that doesn't mean that it can't be fun.

Winning a Virtual Breeders Championship is quite challenging because you need to ensure that your horses are competing over their preferred tracks, distances and goings. Then you need to ensure that they are tacked and equipped properly so that they have every possible advantage to help them win their race. That's before you even begin to consider how tough the competition is going to be, but it's safe to say that you can expect the competition be quite fierce because when there's the prestige of winning a virtual championship title and $3,000 you can expect a little fierce rivalry between the players.

Virtual horse racing is very similar to real-life horse racing in that it requires a lot of practice (and patience) but it also requires an incredible amount of strategy because ultimately the game is a strategic one. You can win a lot of races and win a lot of money but your horses could also be handicapped with penalties. Astute trainers know how to keep their horses' weights down while still winning as much money as possible. The higher priced races are a good start because even if your horses only place in them they can still win good money without being handicapped.

Now is a good time to join the virtual horse racing community because even if you don't compete in the Virtual Breeders Championships, there's an exclusive Breeders' Game for all new members referred from ESPN.com. You can win an exclusive opportunity to start your own virtual stable at Digiturf.com. Entry is free, and you could win $1,000 bonus prizes. Plus if you're drawn as a prize winner, and have raced your free horse in 10 or more free Digiturf.com races, you will get an extra $50 in addition to the bonus prizes already mentioned. So the more you race at Digiturf.com, the more you can win at Digiturf.com!

Digiturf.com is a virtually real online horse racing game where you can apply your skill and strategy to own, train, and race virtual horses in live 3D action against a global racing community for real prize money. The game replicates real-to-life horse racing, and even runs a Virtual Breeders Championship to allow you the opportunity to have your own virtual horse compete for the winning title.