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  • Summary: Experience the only game officially licensed by the NTRA: Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. With thousands of horses, the 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. Perform well enough and maybe you can race against some of the greatest thoroughbreds of all time. 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. [Bethesda Softworks] Expand
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  1. Strips away much of the density of the genre, making it more accessible but also robbing it of much of its depth.
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    Despite a variety of options, the gameplay turns out to be extremely limited since it's so easy to make money and quickly create the best stable possible.
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  1. AngelaQ.
    Jan 28, 2006
    I really love this game it is really fun.
  2. JessicaM.
    Aug 27, 2006
    This game is the BEST! It has many famous horses like Smarty Jones, Secritariat, and Funny Cide. I just totally love this game!
  3. MatthewL.
    Feb 3, 2007
    I like the design of the game it is just like going to the race track in person.
  4. Ericvollstedt
    Nov 7, 2005
    There's more to do then gallop racer and more tracks I believe along with a great visual of the tracks while in the race and all and all its pretty cool. Collapse
  5. MandiS.
    Apr 9, 2007
    I love this game, but when I save the game before I quit, come back later and turn my PS2 on, my entire stable is gone except for one horse. Anyone else have the problem? Expand
  6. AndrewC.
    Nov 25, 2005
    Bleh. That's my response. Bleh. The graphics are solid, and the addition of Tom Durkin helps, but external beauty only goes so far. The gameplay is unnecessary complicated, and the career mode is amazingly tedious and boring. You'd think Bethesda would have learned from Gallop Racer and G1 Jockey, that simple controls work best in these games. However, after 15 minutes playing the game, the player quickly learns that, sadly, this is not the case. Expand
  7. MikeH.
    Dec 25, 2005
    the worst racing game ever. this game could have been on the original nintendo. you expect more from a ps2 game, and esp. one that bears the breeder's cup seal of approval. unfortunately, you don't get it. and neither do the people who put together this piece of excrement. stick to gallop racer, you'll be a lot happier in the end. Expand

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