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Published in the book Sixty Programs For The BBC Micro by Pan Books Ltd, in association with Personal Computer News.

The book contains the following description:

This is another game with an equestrian flavour, except this time around
you'll require the skills of a budding Lester Piggot. There are eight horses
in the race, and two things will happen once you have decided which one
you want to ride. Firstly, all the other horses will gallop off at the start,
leaving you floundering at half speed. You soon discover that your mount
is one of those creatures that only pulls its weight when the finishing line
is in sight and then it will go twice as fast as anything else on four legs.
The second problem is that the other horses have a (cleverly computed)
desire to crowd you out of action. They will tend to close up in front of
you and even steer straight at you from the side! There's no steward to
protect you in this race, so aim for a gap in the field and hope you will be
fast enough to avoid trouble. Any horses colliding with each other are
flung randomly sideways and backwards, thus losing valuable speed. OK,
you're under starter's orders...

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TitleNewmarket
Year1983
PublishersPan Books Ltd.
Personal Computer News (PCN) (VNU Business Publications)
AuthorHumphrey Walwyn
Release TypeBook
Primary genreSport (Horse Racing)
Secondary genreGambling
JoystickNot Supported
PlayersSingle Player
SaveNot Supported
CompatibilityA:✘ B:✔ Master: Untested
CompilationSixty programs for the BBC Micro (BOOK)

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