"Virtual Derby" is a virtual horse racing game. There are six runners and riders to choose from all with different odds of winning. Each horse's odds represent a true reflection of that its chances in the race. Factors such as the recent form of the horse, the experience of the jockey, the quality of the trainer and the going on the particular day of the race are all factors that contribute towards the compiling of the odds.
Players may place 'Win Only' and 'Exacta' bets at fixed odds on the outcome of virtual races that start when you submit your bets. For 'Win Only' bets, players can choose to bet on as many horses as they like per race: from 1 to 6 runners. If your horse passes the post first then you'll win the odds for that horse. For 'Exacta', players can choose to bet on any combination of two horses. If the horses you bet to finish 1st and 2nd pass the post in that order then you will win the odds for that bet.
You can find information on each horse by clicking on the 'Info' arrow next to the name. 'Bet slip' shows all the bets you made so far for the upcoming race and 'History' page shows your results for past races.
When you click on ? sign, the screen will become dim and if you mouse over different areas you will see explanatory notes attached; click on the ? sign again to return to the betting screen.
Playing for Fun
When entering the game you have the choice of playing for fun or for real money.