Anyone who has placed a bet on a horse race know that it is a thrilling experience. It is a test of your handicapping skills, intuition, and luck. Lots of money can be won or lost in a matter of two, exhilarating minutes. Fantasy sports, something that is very popular with sports like football and basketball, has been missing from horse racing for some time now - until StableDuel launched, that is.
StableDuel combines testing your handicapping skills with the thrill of fantasy sports. It is the best new thing in horse racing and is definitely something you don’t want to miss out on. I played a few games of StableDuel when they had a Beta app. I went into it with an open mind and was not disappointed. In fact, I had more fun than I even thought I would! Drafting Your Stable
When you enter a challenge, you are prompted to select a stable of ten horses with an allotted $50,000 salary. This salary acts as a budget for selecting horses that are running on that day’s card. You have to choose your horses carefully. A horse at odds of 1-9 may be a sure winner, but it will cost you $20,000 to add them to your stable. That leaves you with only $30,000 to select nine other horses!
Below is the game’s salary chart, showing you how much it will cost you to add a horse to your stable based upon their odds:
Once you have drafted your stable, it is time to wait until the first race starts! It is then that the stables will lock and you will not be able to edit your stable (unless one of your horses have scratched).
The Game Begins
Now that your stable is drafted, it is time to see if your handicapping was correct.
Your stable will earn points based upon how your horses perform in their race. A win will earn your stable 60 points, 2nd place earns you 40, and so on and so forth. You will also earn additional points based upon how much your horse won by. If they win by a nose, you will earn 60.05 points. If they win by 1 length, you will earn 61 points. Below are the points & winning margin charts that show you how points are calculated:
Clearly, the goal is to earn the most points. You can check your ranking and view other player’s stables throughout the challenge. The leaderboard is updated after the official results of every race are in.
The player with the most points wins!
The Breeders’ Cup Challenge
The Breeders’ Cup Challenge will take place on November 1st & 2nd. The challenge is free to enter and there will be a $20k pay out! $5,000 will be paid out on Future Stars Friday & $15,000 will be paid out on Saturday.
Here are some graphics to show you how the money will be distributed:
Get to handicapping, because it is almost time to start drafting your stables!
My Opinion of StableDuel:
When I first heard of StableDuel, I admit that I was a bit skeptical. I was afraid it was going to be an app that didn’t last long or really pan out how people thought it would. But when I played it for the very first time, I immediately knew that this was going to be the next big thing. It was so fun to see my position on the leaderboard increase. And when I lost, I simply wasn’t as disappointed as I am when I lose a bet because I knew that there were more chances to win and move back up on the leaderboard.
I think that StableDuel is going to be a great way to bring new people to horse racing. It is a form of betting that is more approachable for people who do not know much about horse racing or about a million different types of bets you can place on a race. You don’t need to know what a trifecta or superfecta is in order to draft a stable. It will also be a great way to bring young people into the sport. StableDuel’s app looks like a fun & friendly way to play the races. All in all, I love StableDuel and can’t wait to play the Breeders’ Cup. I hope you all join me! Sign up with my referral link & download the app. Get your own referral link and tell your friends! Lets support StableDuel. Horse racing needs it!
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