Derby Day




Published in the book 21 Games For The BBC Micro by Mike James, S. M. Gee and Kay Ewbank, published by Granada Publishing Ltd.

The book contains the following description:

This is a very simple betting game with an impressive and convincing horse race display plus an appropriate musical accompaniment. The tune is ‘Camptown Races’ and if you’ve ever heard it before, you’re sure to recognise it. If you want to show off the graphics and sound capabilities of your BBC Micro this program provides a good demonstration.

How to play

At the beginning of the game you are allocated a hundred chips. You have to bet on which horse will come in first and must decide how much to stake (the odds are five to one, so if you win having placed 20 you will receive 100). The BBC Micro keeps a tally of your winnings and losses and will tell you if you go broke. During the race, the horse you have backed stands out from the rest of the field − it is the white one. The race is run automatically and so there’s nothing you can do to make your horse win except cheer it along.


TitleDerby Day
PublisherGranada Technical Books (Granada Publishing Ltd.)
AuthorsMike James
S.M. Gee
Kay Ewbank
Release TypeBook
Primary genreSport (Horse Racing)
Secondary genreGambling
JoystickNot Supported
PlayersSingle Player
SaveNot Supported
CompatibilityA:✘ B:✔ Master: Untested
Compilation21 games for the BBC Micro (BOOK)



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